News Joint Statement: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS ARE NOT CRIMINALS is the European Union Human Rights Defenders Mechanism, established to protect defenders at high risk and facing the most Read More »

Moving forward fiercely

Engaged colleagues and friends – Urgent Action Fund has received requests from activists in California, New York, and Washington facing Read More »

3 things you can do right now to fortify women’s & LGBTQ equality in the US

Yesterday, the Urgent Action Fund came together to formulate a response to the outcome of the US election. Many of Read More »

“Courage is facing the dread and not letting it defeat you”

Kate Kroeger, Urgent Action Fund Whatever you are feeling right now: anger, sorrow, anxiety, disbelief, fear, please know all of Read More »

Olivia Trabysh joins Urgent Action Fund’s Oakland Team

The Urgent Action Fund community warmly welcomes Olivia Trabysh to our Oakland office. Olivia joins as Urgent Action Fund’s Development Read More »

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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