Updates

Grantee Highlight: Louisiana Bucket Brigade and RISE St. James

The Gulf Coast has a rich history of grassroots activism to combat environmental pollution and climate crisis. Many community organizations have spearheaded intersectional movements to oppose extractive industries that are exasperating already polluted areas that are home to majority communities of color. In Louisiana alone, the notorious Cancer Alley is situated along an 85 mile stretch of land that has over 150 plants and refineries that release cancer-causing emissions in

UAF Featured In “Philanthropy Women” on the Launch of the COVID Crisis Fund For Feminist Activists

UAF Launches COVID Crisis Fund For Feminist Activists 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. One of these groups of vulnerable people includes feminist activists:

Update on COVID-19 from the UAF Staff

COVID-19 (which comes from the new coronavirus) is impacting the entire world, but it’s having an even greater impact on our most vulnerable communities. In times of crisis, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are always more vulnerable. The activists that UAF supports are already facing multiple threats to their safety and security, and we are aware that the additional threat of a global pandemic will force movement-builders to

A Window Into The Lives Of Activists

From the desk of Kate Kroeger reflecting on the meaningful and effective work done by the activists we support: Every year around this time, I make it a practice to look back on Urgent Action Fund’s work and take stock of what happened in the world and how feminist activists responded.  Reading through the descriptions of each grant we made provides a window into the lives and work of individual

Indigenous activists resist pipelines in Canada

“Our people’s belief is that we are part of the land. The land is not separate from us. The land sustains us. And if we don’t take care of her, she won’t be able to sustain us, and we as a generation of people will die.” – Freda Huson, Unist’ot’en Hereditary Spokesperson As a member of CLIMA, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights is proud to partner with the

UAF Update: There Is A Current Change To Our Rapid Response Grantmaking For 2019

Greetings friends,   The UAF Program team would like to inform you of some small changes to our grantmaking for the remainder of 2019. We have implemented a new database to process our grants and as with all new systems, learning takes time. In addition, we are committed to wellbeing and care as central to UAF’s approach to funding and how we work. As the year comes to a close,

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights Is Apart of SIDAS Strategy for Global Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Rights

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 strategy provides an opportunity to cooperate with strategic partners that

LOOKING TO HIRE: DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN OF THE OFFICIAL LANDING PAGE URGENT ACTION FUNDS

LOOKING TO HIRE Task: The global consortium of Urgent Action Funds seeks a consultant or firm with relevant expertise in web development, information technology and UX (usability), to design an accessible landing page for the UAFs consortium, through a collective process. The main objective of this project is to develop an inclusive and dynamic landing page that will reflect the unique work, reach and personality of the consortium of four

Three new feminist activists appointed to the Urgent Action Fund Board of Directors

Urgent Action Fund is led by an activist Board of Directors, who represent communities around the world. Urgent Action Fund’s decision-making is grounded in an international, feminist framework. Board members play a critical role in advising the Rapid Response Grants program as well as guiding the strategic direction of the organization. We are pleased to welcome three new Board Members from the United States, Canada, and Poland to our team

Progressive Advocacy at the UN: What Gets Priority?

The short answer: our grantee partners. The 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)  just concluded and the final resolutions will be deliberated for weeks to come. CSW, the biggest conference hosted by UN Women, is often regarded as a slow-moving space for progressive activists.  Because of the unique position Urgent Action Fund (UAF) occupies as both an international funder and organization led by and for activists, we