Fundraising thinktank Rogare launches gender project

first_imgFundraising thinktank Rogare launches gender project “Gender in fundraising is an issue that had been simmering for many years before the #MeToo movement and the scandals of the Presidents Club fundraising dinner and Oxfam’s safeguarding failures caused it to boil over. Now there is evidence from the USA that something like 25 per cent of female fundraisers have been subjected to sexually inappropriate behaviour.“It is clear that as a profession we urgently need to tackle gender issues and work to improve how we protect and develop all fundraisers. Not only for our benefit, but also for our organisations and beneficiaries.” “We are not here to give definitive answers but to raise awareness of the issues, encourage better conversations and discussions grounded in better knowledge, and help point those of us eager to enact change towards the most effective ways to do that.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  216 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 24 April 2019 | News Tagged with: gender Rogare Fundraising thinktank Rogare has launched a new project on gender with the first outputs now available.Exploring gender issues in fundraising and led by Caoileann Appleby, Strategy Director at Irish creative agency Ask Direct, the project’s objectives include identifying questions and issues for further exploration, clarifying terms, and collating and analysing existing ideas and theories, as well as initiating and developing discussions and conversations.Rogare will publish bite-sized pieces of information from the project on its Critical Fundraising blog as and when they are completed.The first three posts have been published, and define key terms as well as examine sexual harassment and violence. They are: Introducing our new project on Gender Issues in Fundraising, by Caoileann Appleby Gender Issues in Fundraising – Terminology 101, by Ruth Smyth and Heather Hill Gender Issues in Fundraising  – Sexual harassment and violence, by Caoileann Appleby.Rogare also points readers towards:The section on diversity by Ashley Belanger in the recently-published Critical Fundraising (USA) ReportAnd the related Rogare project on donor dominance led by Heather Hill.Future posts will look at career paths, leadership and visibility, how feminist ethics can apply to fundraising, and examine/define specific concepts as they apply to fundraising, such as the gender pay gap, donor dominance, and the process of the so-called ‘feminisation’ of a profession.Appleby said: Advertisement  215 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

Romania tries to use GDPR to force journalists to reveal sources

first_img“We condemn this misuse of the European Union’s new data protection provisions with the aim of intimidating investigative reporters and violating the confidentiality of their sources,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. November 14, 2018 Romania tries to use GDPR to force journalists to reveal sources Romania is ranked 44th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. © Puiu Alexandru RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources CorruptionOrganized crimeInternetEconomic pressureJudicial harassment to go further News November 23, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Organisation News May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF is also surprised by the speed with which Romania’s Data Protection Authority wrote to RISE Project after it posted the articles on Facebook. This agency normally takes several months to respond to complaints by Romanian citizens, according to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), which consulted specialized lawyers. Follow the news on Romania As grounds for issuing this order, the letter cited the GDPR, otherwise known as EU Directive 2016/679, which took effect on 25 May. Newscenter_img RSF_en Reacting to this misuse of the GDPR on 12 November, European Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said Romania had to make exceptions for the media. “It is of upmost importance that Romanian authorities implement that obligation in national law, to provide exemptions and derogations to protect journalist sources, in particular, from the powers of the data protection authority,” he said. Compliance with this recommendation is all the more essential since Romania is due to take over the EU rotating presidency on 1 January This alleged scandal is said to involve senior Romanian politicians, including Liviu Dragnea, the president of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD), and Tel Drum SA, a construction company already implicated in another case. The same massive corruption scandal was the subject of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova’s last broadcast on the Bulgarian TV channel TVN before her brutal murder on 6 October. Receive email alerts “The GDPR is meant to give Europeans more control over their personal data and the way companies use their data. It is definitely not intended to prevent journalists from publishing information in the public interest.” Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor News RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources CorruptionOrganized crimeInternetEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information The articles to which the letter referred were published by RISE Project in the course of the investigation it has been conducting jointly with the Bulgarian investigative website Bivol into the alleged embezzlement of around 21 million euros in EU funds. When Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007, they were placed under a mechanism that allows the European Commission to monitor the pace of their judicial reforms and efforts to combat corruption. In this mechanism’s latest report, published yesterday, the Commission again called on Romania to “combat corruption” – the subject that investigative journalists find hardest to cover. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Romania’s Data Protection Authority toimmediately cease its alarming attempts to use the European Union’s General DataProtection Regulation (GDPR) to violate the confidentiality of the sources of investigativejournalists. December 2, 2020 Find out more In a letter received from the Data Protection Authority on 9 November, the Romanian investigative news website RISE Project was told it could be fined up to 20 million euros if it failed to reveal the sources for the “personal data” in a series of Facebook articles and all other information related to these articles.last_img read more

Fargo-Moorhead Update: Inlet and Control Structure Site Flyover

first_imgThe Flood Diversion Authority has just released an extended flyover video, taken on Friday, June 16, 2017, of the construction work being done at the future site of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Inlet and Control Structure south of Horace, North Dakota.The diversion project includes a 30-mile long diversion channel in North Dakota with upstream staging, a 12-mile long southern embankment, 19 highway bridges, four railroad bridges, three gated control structures and two aqueduct structures.Once complete, it will significantly reduce flood risk for more than 230,000 people and 70 square miles of infrastructure in the communities of Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Horace and Harwood.The Flood Diversion Authority was formed through a joint powers agreement between the City of Fargo; the City of Moorhead; Cass County, North Dakota; Clay County, Minnesota; the Joint Cass Water Resource District; and the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District.The mission of the Flood Diversion Authority is to build the flood diversion project to protect the approximately 200,000 residents of the greater metropolitan area.last_img read more