On World Humanitarian Day this year, we recognise and honour in particular women humanitarians. Often the first to respond and the last to leave, these unsung heroes are working on the front lines in some of the most difficult contexts. To celebrate the undying contribution made by women humanitarians, we would like to highlight the amazing women who are part of the Open Briefing family.
Open Briefing is delighted to announce that we have become a voting member of CIVICUS. This global alliance of over 8,000 civil society organisations and activists in 175 countries is dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. Open Briefing and CIVICUS share a belief that when we join forces in our diversity, we build meaningful momentum to tackle the challenges humanity faces. As a voting member, we will input into the alliance's strategic priorities and play a leadership role in key activities.
It is essential that our new advisory board is representative of the people that most need our support. Furthermore, we believe that when we join forces in our diversity, we can overcome the 'staleness' so often associated with boards, and instead spark creativity, excitement and momentum. So if you are an exceptional, senior leader from the human rights sector in the global south, we would love to hear from you!
Open Briefing has signed an open letter from the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) calling on non-governmental and donor organisations to address the ineffective financing of safety and security for aid workers. In continuing to treat security risk management as a general administrative cost rather than its own justifiable function with unique budget lines, both NGOs and donors risk falling short of their duty of care.
Following a major core grant, we are embarking on an exciting period of expansion and institutional development. We are recruiting for a number of voluntary positions to join our advisory board. Whether you are an experienced board member or wanting to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you.
Open Briefing has recently been accepted as a member of the Mental Health Innovation Network. Founded by Global Affairs Canada and jointly led by the WHO and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, aims to facilitate the development and uptake of effective mental health interventions.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) as an opportunity to raise awareness of the human rights of LGBTI people and celebrate our diversity. This year's IDAHOT on 17 May is focussed on justice and protection for all. Open Briefing is striving to be an active LGBTI ally, and is pursuing a number of projects and internal initiatives designed to make us even more effective.
Open Briefing wishes to recruit an interim fundraising manager for an immediate start. Reporting to the executive director, the consultant will be responsible for developing, managing and implementing a new fundraising programme. This will include developing income for core, programmes and projects from trusts and foundations and statutory funding as well as other sources, such as high-net-worth individuals, corporate sponsorship and crowdfunding.