Struggle for Autonomy and Relevance – Landscape Analysis of Trans*-led and Lesbian-led Organising in Sub-Saharan Africa
This study by Mariam Armisen is the first to map the state of Lesbian and Trans organising in Southern and Eastern Africa. It identifies 67 groups and describes the challenges they based on a survey and numerous interviews. An Executive Summary can be found here.
The Baring Foundation has had a three year collaboration with colleagues in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Along with a call to action and essays from experts this publication gives a rich series of case studies from the four countries themed by practice, research, training and policy.
West Yorkshire Playhouse Guide to Dementia Friendly Performances
West Yorkshire Playhouse has been leading the way in dementia-friendly performances. We have funded this new in-depth guide based on their unique experience to inspire more venues to take up this opportunity across the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.