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Data in Dialogue People with Disabilities

December 3, 2018

Author: Rachel Thomas

"For decades, donors have told disability activists, 'We don’t do disability,' though people with disabilities are members of every gender, race, class, ethnicity, and religion."

- Juliet Mureriwa, Ford Foundation

Data in Dialogue Latin America

October 9, 2018

Author: Rachel Thomas

"Shifts from a few large donors can have significant ramifications."

- Artemisa Castro Félix, Action in Solidarity Fund

Data in Dialogue Migrants and Refugees

August 22, 2018

Author: Rachel Thomas

"With the Syrian refugee crisis and people fleeing violence and persecution from Central America, countries in the West have been forced to confront what people in other regions have endured for decades."

- Elyse Lightman Samuels, Unbound Philanthropy

Data in Dialogue Children and Youth

July 11, 2018

Author: Rachel Thomas

"While other groups are spotlighted in global human rights conversations, children’s issues are deemed more ‘charity than rights’ so are often completely ignored."

- Ghazal Keshavarzian, Elevate Children

Data in Dialogue Sub-Saharan Africa

June 25, 2018

Author: Rachel Thomas

"It’s sad that the trend continues to be funding western-based organizations to do work in Africa."

- Jeanne Elone, TrustAfrica