Urgent Action Fund awarded a record 143 rapid response grants in 2015 to protect & sustain women’s and LGBTI rights activists in more than 40 countries worldwide. Thank you for supporting these courageous leaders on the frontlines of change.
The activists we partner with are resilient, innovative leaders who are rising up to the challenges of our times. They are mobilizing their communities to advocate for more just, peaceful, and equitable societies.
They are standing up to violence in Afghanistan, providing gender-appropriate support services to women and girl refugees escaping the war in Syria, and demanding justice for trans* women of color in the United States.
Too often, these women come under threat because of their vital activism. Too often, these defenders of human rights lack the resources necessary to respond swiftly to opportune moments to advance gender equality.
Urgent Action Fund is there for these activists. It is the only fund that responds within 24 hours – in any language – to ensure that women leaders have access to quick, flexible, and strategic support when they need it most.
Our 2015 Annual Report: Funding Courage shares their powerful stories. Their achievements are as much yours as they are ours. You make this work possible. Your commitment, generosity, and partnership ensure that courageous women leaders continue to have access to this critical resource.
Click here for a PDF version of the Annual Report.
Thank you for being a part of our community.