In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, feminist activists, institutions, and individuals around the world need immediate access to funding and other forms of support. Many aid packages have already been deployed to the people who need them most, but some other lesser-known populations are in danger of falling by the wayside.
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights is proud to be working with The Strategy for Swedish Development Cooperation for Gender Equality for women and girls. The Strategy for Swedish Development Cooperation for Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ rights 2018-2022 reflects the fact that we see a backlash against Gender Equality globally that progress made is being challenged. This
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
We are proud to announce that Urgent Action Fund made its 1500th rapid response grant! This important milestone represents the hard work of board and staff; the tremendous generosity of our supporters; and, the courage and resilience of women’s rights activists worldwide who continue to rise up for equality and justice.
The grant went to support Women’s Network Croatia
The women and trans* human rights defenders that Urgent Action Fund supports are diverse and come from all walks of life. They may be journalists, social workers, civil servants, grandmothers, artists, farmers, teachers, or more. What unites them is that they have gone to great lengths to advocate for and protect the human rights of women, girls and LGBTI people
Berta Cáceres’s assassination is a painful reminder of the way in which a trinity of corporate, government and military interests creates a tapestry of capitalist power structures, making for an
We are deeply saddened and shocked by the murder of Berta Cáceres, a leading indigenous land rights defender in Honduras.
On 3 March 2016, at approximately midnight, Berta Cáceres, the General Coordinator of Fund grantee Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras – COPINH), was assassinated in her hometown