Security Grants

Urgent Action Fund provides many confidential Protection & Security grants to activists. As Almut Rochowanski, co-founder of the Chechnya Advocacy Network and an Urgent Action Fund advisor said, “UAF has saved the lives of several of our partners… I can’t tell you the actual stories because if any of these stories show up online, it can become very dangerous for women.” Urgent Action Fund’s Protection & Security support takes many forms, from paying for the installation of iron bars on office windows and securing phone lines, to travel expenses for women to find safe spaces. What follows are a few examples of non-confidential grants.