Women stand their ground — from Standing Rock to Boeung Kak

Land, natural resources, and the environment are vital issues for women human rights defenders around the globe. Urgent Action Fund Read More »

Soo K. Uhm joins Urgent Action Fund’s New York team

The Urgent Action Fund community warmly welcomes Soo K. Uhm to our New York City office. Soo joins as Urgent Action Fund’s Read More »

A new platform for activists

Urgent Action Fund is one of twelve organizations implementing the European Union’s mandate to support human rights defenders. Together, we Read More »

Increasing Security for LGBTI People in Turkey

In response to increasing violence and instability in the region, UAF supported Turkish organization Hebun LGBT to publish a security manual to support the safety and protection of LGBT activists to continue to carry out their vital work.

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A Step Forward for Trans* Rights in Vietnam

Activists have paved the way for LGBTI rights in Vietnam in recent years. This includes organizing the country’s first-ever pride parade in 2012 and decriminalizing same-sex marriage in 2013. Despite these achievements, discrimination towards LGBTI people remains widespread.

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In Support of Love

We stand with the dancers, the music makers, the friends, and the lovers, who find solace in nightclubs in Orlando. We stand with the peace makers, the open hearted, those who do not succumb to fears, but instead look for constructive pathways forward. We stand with the activists, with those who make the safety of the whole community their concern.

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Bahrain releases women’s rights activist

Bahraini women’s rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja and her infant son were released from prison on May 31, 2016, following her arrest in March for speaking out against the country’s government.

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Urgent Action Fund Makes Its 1500th Rapid Grant!

We are proud to announce that Urgent Action Fund made its 1500th rapid response grant today! The grant went to support an urgent action in Croatia in response to increasing attacks against women’s reproductive rights.

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Lifting Up The Voices of Trans* Youth in the U.S.

Following the murder of Penny Proud, a 21-year-old Black trans* woman in New Orleans, BreakOUT! requested a rapid response grant to lead a media campaign and public demonstrations to highlight the alarming rates of violence that Black trans* women face…

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Announcing the Grassroots Climate Solutions Fund!

UAF is thrilled to announce its participation in the Grassroots Climate Solutions Fund! The new Fund is a unique collaborative that will reach grassroots organizations working at the intersection of climate resilience and human rights in Africa, the Americas, Asia…

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