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
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.
“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
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 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
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
Yara Shahidi, activist, and actress has an impressive track record organizing for gender equity. She is using her latest partnership as the global ambassador for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics to unite and effect change through the launch of the Pretty Powerful Fund.
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights has been named near to Shahidi’s heart alongside Girls for Gender
We are rounding out 2018 with a renewed focus on the women’s human rights defenders and non-binary people we support and equally excited to begin 2019 with our newest team members joining us in our fight. Learn more about each of them and please join us in giving them a warm Urgent Action Fund welcome.
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