Justice for Marielle Franco

May she rest in power. PUBLIC STATEMENT It’s with somber hearts that we reach out to you as joint Sister Read More »

Shifting the Power: Women’s Voices at the Center of Global Justice Conversations

“We are in a moment where it couldn’t be clearer that women’s voices, our leadership, and our experiences must be Read More »

On “keeping going while things are stirring…”& the ongoing women’s marches

Shalini Eddens One year ago, over 3 million people around the United States took to the streets to protest a Read More »

First Legal Report of its Kind Documenting the Experiences of WHRDS Launches on Human Rights Day

“Closing space” refers to a term used by human rights defenders to explain the diminishing freedom to practice their activism. Read More »

Looking back on 2017 + resourcing 2018

Funding rapid response grants for the collective care and resilience of women means that our core value is co-responsibility.  Co-responsibility to Read More »

New Fund for Women Human Rights Defenders in Asia Pacific Launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  24 October 2017 Colombo, Sri Lanka Over one hundred women’s human rights advocates will gather in Colombo, Read More »

“Stand with Us!”: Activists Call Funders to Action

Content below originally featured on European Foundation Centre’s blog. In communities globally, feminist groups led by women, girls, and trans Read More »

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 »
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