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 »

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 »
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