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Funding locally-led, sustainable disaster relief in Mexico

Urgent Action Fund is a leading rapid responder for human rights crises. When natural disasters strike, long-term, community-led responses are Read More »

Mahie Solomon joins the Urgent Action Fund Oakland Team

The Urgent Action Fund community warmly welcomes Mahie Solomon to our Oakland office. Mahie joins as Urgent Action Fund’s Operations Read More »

On Charlottesville – the need for human rights defenders to keep pushing for cultures of justice, equality, and peace

Shalini Eddens, Director of Programs for Urgent Action Fund On Saturday morning, many of us woke up to the painful Read More »

2016 Annual Report: #FundCourage

Urgent Action Fund awarded a record 173 rapid response grants in 2016 to protect & sustain women’s, trans, and LBTQI rights activists Read More »

What does advocacy look like in the current moment, and how should it be funded?

Originally published on Philantopic, a blog of Philanthropy News Digest, a service of Foundation Center. For twenty years, Urgent Action Read More »

Standing Firm: Women and Trans-Led Organisations Respond to Closing Space for Civil Society

Foreward by Zohra Moosa, Executive Director, Mama Cash, and Kate Kroeger, Executive Director, Urgent Action Fund As feminist funds, Mama Read More »

Learning to be an ally required me to speak about my own marginalization

The term “ally” wasn’t really used when I was young. I grew up in a time when being gay was Read More »

We stand in solidarity with our sisters in the Philippines & strongly protest Duterte’s declaration of martial law

Press release originally published on Karaptan.org. Around 10pm on May 23, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire of Mindanao Read More »

Collective care in human rights funding: a political stand

To support the activists and groups that we fund, donors must engage in honest conversations around our own burnout and Read More »

Why Should Human Rights Funders Care About Digital Security?

Meerim Ilyas and Jennifer Radloff At a recent gathering of women human rights defenders from countries with unprecedented levels of Read More »
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