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 »

Statement of Support for the Women’s March on Washington

On January 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump is inaugurated as the President of the United States, people from Read More »

3 things you can do right now about the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo

Eastern Aleppo has experienced rampant violence since the Syrian conflict began in 2012. It has been largely deserted because of Read More »

#Give2Courage: Nighat Dad

THE ACTIVIST: Nighat Dad is the Executive Director of the Digital Rights Foundation, a lawyer, and human rights activist campaigning Read More » 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 »
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