Human rights funding in the Arab Region: Participatory models for grantmaking and local resource mobilization
Recognizing the increasingly urgent need to defend human rights in the Arab region, as well as the challenges of funding such work there, a working group of advocates initiated a multiphase research process to explore possibilities for local human rights funds in the Arab region. This first phase of research aims to identify resource mobilization and participatory grantmaking mechanisms in other regions where communities have successfully organized to support human rights in difficult environments. Furthermore, it aims to provide sufficient context and detail so that researchers in the next phase can engage in thoughtful, informed and open-ended discussions with leaders on the ground.
Authors: Mary Fifield and Abigail Sarmac
Published: November 2020
Published by: Arab Region Human Rights Working Group