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Our Right To Safety: New Report Launched Today

New report, Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders’ Holistic Approach To Protection, looks at security concerns of WHRDs and mechanisms to protect WHRDs at risk…

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Feminist activists attacked during a Women’s history month event

Urgent Action Fund partners, Bishkek Feminist Collective SQ, were attacked during an International Women’s Day event in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on March 6, 2014…

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New Law in Afghanistan To Silence Victims of Violence Against Women

A vocal public campaign is calling on President Hamid Karzai to block a bill weakening domestic violence laws in a country where 4 out of 5 women experience violence…

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Women Stand for Democracy in Ukraine

In recent years, there’s been an increase in public displays of homophobia in Ukraine, including legislation seeking to ban the exchange of information on sexuality and homosexuality in the country…

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Garment Workers in Cambodia Strike for Their Rights

In Cambodia, garment workers – 90% of who are young women from rural poor families – are striking to demand higher wages and humane work conditions…

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Honoring the Life of Andrew Hunter

UAF mourns the loss of Andrew Hunter, a tireless activist for human rights and an Advisor to our organization. Andrew touched all of us with his insight, spirit, and energy. His work to advance…

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What Does Courage Look Like?

Meet the courageous women we supported in 2013. From Turkey to Indonesia to the United States, these women are making a real impact on the lives of women and girls in their communities…

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The Power of Stories to Secure Rights for Refugee Women

Sana Saleem is a Pakistani journalist, blogger, and co-founder of Bolo Bhi, a NGO that supports freedom of expression through multimedia and advocacy campaigns…

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Ending Gender-Based Violence: The Intersection of LGBTI & Women’s Rights

UAF grantee and advisor, Nevin Öztop, reflects on the work of her organization, Kaos GL, in addressing gender-based violence in Turkey and the Middle East…

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Meet Urgent Action Fund’s New Board Members

We are delighted to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors. Their leadership and expertise will guide and strengthen our work as a rapid response grantmaker for women’s…

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