If compelling human rights narratives are not grounded in sustainable, replicable and scalable projects, it will be hard to outweigh the political and economic power of anti-rights movements. Running profitable projects that generate return while promoting rights is not enough to shift current equilibria. This is not about isolated initiatives or projects; rather, it is about thriving ecosystems promoting civil and political rights and generating large volumes of return while reaching large audiences. And maybe, instead of just thinking among ourselves, we should be crowdsourcing for innovation.

The full article can be found on Open Global Rights.

Alejandro Bautista is an expert on business development, finances, fundraising and management for human rights organizations. He has worked for organizations such as CELS, EAAF, CEJIL and Nilus, among others.


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