Urgent Action Fund develops partnerships that nurture new resources for women’s human rights.

  • We resource resilience in women’s movements through partnerships with emerging and established women’s funds. We help other women’s funds to launch rapid response grantmaking programs. Read an article by the Reconstruction Women’s Fund on how they partnered with Urgent Action Fund to pioneer rapid response grantmaking in Serbia.
  • We are part of the Count Me In! Consortium, a global initiative to catalyze women’s rights advocacy and the philanthropic mechanisms that support it. The Count Me In! initiative runs from 2016 – 2020 and is made possible by the generous support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • We are proud to be the administrative home of the Black Women’s Fund, an emerging fund by and for Black women and girls.
  • With the Women’s Regional Network, we developed an emergency protection fund for women human rights defenders under threat in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

We also build bridges for grassroots women’s rights activists to global support networks that assist human rights defenders.

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