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Breaking the Silence – Criminalisation of Lesbians and Bisexual Women and its Impacts

The Baring Foundation has supported this publication from the Human Dignity Trust as part of our International Development programme for LGBTI civil society in Africa. Although global in scope, many of the jurisdictions considered are in Africa and indeed many criminal laws stem from British colonial rule. The report shows how criminalisation, oppressive in itself, then plays a significant part in wider discrimination, undermining broader development.



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Not So Cut Off

Not So Cut Off is a new publication from the Arts Council Northern Ireland funded by the Baring Foundation. It gathers evidence from case studies funded by our joint Arts and Older People project on the benefits of participation in the arts for isolated older people. It includes a series of beautiful illustrations using shadow casting and tracing.



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Transforming Our World Through Investment

The Baring Foundation is a member of ShareAction’s Charities Responsible Investment Group. Given this and our role as a funder of international development, we were pleased to co-fund this report which looks at the role of investors in relation to the most important recent  development in international development, the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


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Independence in Question – the voluntary sector in 2016 by Civil Exchange

The Foundation has a long term concern over maintaining the independence of the voluntary sector and funded four annual reports by the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector. This further report, funded by ourselves and Lankelly Chase, uses the same methodology to chart the deteriorating situation over the last year.


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Ageing in Public – creative practice in ageing and the public realm from across the UK

This publication, edited by Daniel Baker, from Cubitt largely draws together a series of contributions to a one day conference funded by the Baring Foundation in 2014. 20 authors give their perspective on the use of the arts (broadly conceived) to enable older people to feel more valued and comfortable in the public realm.


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A New Form of Theatre – Older people’s involvement in theatre and drama

This report, by Kate Organ, for the first time maps  the growing phenomenon of Older People’s Theatre Companies throughout the UK and puts this exciting development  in the context of broader developments in older people’s participation in professional and amateur theatre.


Judicial Review and Rule of Law

An Introduction to the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, Part 4, for Charities and Not-for-Profit organisations


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Older People, isolation and civic engagement – a national symposium

This is a report of a one day  conference held at the Albany Theatre in Deptford in December 2014, organised by Entelechy Arts and funded by the Foundation.

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Becoming a dementia-friendly arts venue: A practical guide

This new guide has been produced by a working group chaired by David Cutler, the Director of the Baring Foundation. It has been written by a group of people with practical experience of making arts and cultural venues dementia friendly.


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Technically Older – an update on digital arts and creative ageing

This report updates Joe Randall’s ground-breaking paper for the Foundation on digital arts and older people. Based on interviews with artists and ten new case studies it looks at new opportunities such as self-directed activity, personalised care and scaling up of work.