Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (UAF) would like to inform you that we will be taking an organization-wide pause from August 30 – September 6, 2021. During that time, all UAF staff will be momentarily stepping away from our work, including the daily processing of Rapid Response Grants (RRGs), emails, and meetings. We are collectively and intentionally taking this time to rest and recharge and on September 7th we will be back online to resume our normal operations.
Our pause is a radical and political feminist act that gives us an opportunity to continue infusing holistic care into our work. We see collective care and protection as wellbeing in action. This pause is our way of honoring our commitment to UAF’s feminist values of centering well-being and care. We are setting an intention to prioritize and remember the importance of collective care for ourselves and within feminist movements. We aim to embody the importance of slowing down by creating purposeful time and space for care.
During our pause, our online grant applications remain open but we will not be processing any requests until we return.
We hope that this pause will continue to deepen our recognition of limits and the importance of care thus strengthening ourselves to better support the feminist activists and movements across our regions. We look forward to being in touch and resuming grantmaking with renewed energy when we return.