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 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 »

Urgent Action Fund Earns Distinguished 4 Star Rating

Oakland, CA – May 1, 2017 – Urgent Action Fund’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Read More »

Maryam Al-Khawaja appointed to Urgent Action Fund’s Board of Directors

PRESS RELEASE OAKLAND, CA – April 11, 2017 – Urgent Action Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Maryam Read More »

Laura Smith joins Urgent Action Fund’s Oakland team

The Urgent Action Fund community warmly welcomes Laura Smith to our Oakland office. Laura joins Urgent Action Fund as Finance Read More »

Why defending human rights is women’s work & why the work being done in the US is more than just activism

Photojournalist, writer, and founder of Changing the Narrative, Rucha Chitnis, has written an inspiring essay in lieu of International Women’s Read More »

Meditations on blossoming

“this life has been a landscape of pain and still, flowers bloom in it.” – Sanober Khan, Thousand Flamingos At Read More »

Our resist and reclaim fund for US activism is here to stay: an update post inauguration

  The morning of November 9, 2016, Urgent Action Fund launched Resist and Reclaim: an Emergency Fund for Women and LGBTQI Activists in the United States. To Read More »
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