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Find a comprehensive overview of our grant-making and a deep dive into stories of impact—from initiatives that were announced in 2012, to work that came to fruition over this past year, to work that remains ongoing.
Today Humanity United released its first annual Performance Report, based on data through December 2011.
In this post, Vice President of Strategic Communications Mike Boyer explains what this inaugual report means for Humanity United: "In an era when many philanthropies are reassessing the efficacy and value of annual reports, we wanted to try a different approach and experiment with a performance and learning-based report utilizing an interactive, online format."
This week, Congolese citizens went to the polls for the second time in the country’s history. While the first elections in 2006 were hailed as historic, this week’s events are no less important. The vote comes at a time when the country is still fragile, trying to recover from 15 years of deadly conflict while peace still eludes some parts of its eastern territory.
Read how Humanity United has partnered this year with international organizations within Congo to prepare for the elections and the transition that will follow.
As elections-related tensions mounted in the week leading up to the run-off presidential vote on Nov. 8th, so did increased attention from international media—exposing a need to help journalists new to the country’s politics to better understand the situation on the ground.
Watch this special report on the effects of illegal mining in Peru—including human trafficking—from journalist Steve Sapienza, which aired last night on "PBS NewsHour." Sapienza's coverage was supported by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, a grantee of Humanity United.
Humanity United partnered with the Pulitzer Center earlier this year through a $150,000 grant to increase coverage of the relationship between common consumer products and the raw materials used to make them—namely, the effects those industries bring to surrounding communities, such as human trafficking and forced labor.
The end of a civil war is no guarantee that peace will last. All too often, peace agreements simply mark a pause in the violence. This is particularly true in Africa’s oldest republic, Liberia. Recognizing the fragility of lasting peace—especially with presidential elections on the horizon—one key pillar of our approach in Liberia is focusing on conflict early warning systems.
Through support from Humanity United, The Center for International Policy and Innovation (CIPI), part of Carnegie Mellon University, will conduct a three-day conference in Monrovia, Liberia later this year to examine ways to prevent violence ahead of the crucial 2011 presidential elections in that country. The workshops will bring together Liberian government and civil society leaders, together with international stakeholders, to focus on the greatest areas of risk for violence during all stages of the election cycle.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The Silicon Valley-based philanthropic organization Humanity United announced a $7 million commitment today at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative to support two critical peacebuilding and conflict prevention opportunities on the African continent in 2011. The commitment aims to reduce tensions leading up to and following the upcoming referendum in Sudan
$2.25 million grant will strengthen Darfur and Congo advocacy, refugee education
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.— A trio of recent developments has created a unique opportunity to help end the conflict in Sudan—the 21st Century’s first genocide. With Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir’s indictment by the International Criminal Court on seven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Bashir’s subsequent expulsion of 13 international aid organizations, who provided basic nutritional and medical services for as many as 4.7 million Darfuris, and President Barack Obama’s declared position that the genocide in Darfur is intolerable, there is now an important window to bring lasting peace to Sudan once and for all.