1. Lessons Learned Report from a Safeguarding Investigation
This report documents lessons learned from a collaborative investigation, completed in 2020, into sexual and financial misconduct within an Organization of Persons with Disabilities (OPD) that had received support from DRF/DRAF, Deaf Child Worldwide, Leonard Cheshire, Signs, and SPIDER. The aim of this report is to provide insight into the lessons learned by the organizations involved, as well as for other organizations embarking on similar investigations.
2. Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking
#ShiftthePower refers to a paradigm change in philanthropy and in development to ensure that populations being addressed are also those making the decisions. Until now, there have been few resources about how to do this as a grantmaker. DRF is part of a working group of participatory grantmakers who have provided input and shared best practices and lessons towards development of this new Foundation Center GrantCraft guide to participatory grantmaking. Learn from funders about strategies to consider, questions to ask, and how this approach is opening doors to greater impact.
3. COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor Report highlights catastrophic global failure to protect the rights of persons with disabilities
In its final report, the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor (DRM) Coordinating Group calls for urgent action by States and the international community to halt the catastrophic failure to protect the lives, health and rights of persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report is entitled ‘Disability rights during the pandemic: A global report on findings of the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor.’
The report presents the findings from a rapid global survey of persons with disabilities and other stakeholders which took place between April and August 2020.