Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

Host Organization: Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rightsmdi-circle-small Alameda, CA, US mdi-circle-small


Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights is a feminist fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women and transgender human rights defenders at critical moments. We intervene quickly when activists are poised to make great gains or face serious threats to their lives and work. We respond to requests from women’s human rights defenders within 72 hours and have funds on the ground within 1-7 days.

Urgent Action Fund builds the resilience of women’s rights and LGBT rights movements in three ways:

*Rapid Response Grantmaking: We award rapid response grants to women and transgender human rights defenders in Central Asia, the Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, Russia, Turkey, the United States, and Canada. Activists apply for grants of up to ,000 USD in any language on any day of the year and are guaranteed a response within 72 hours.
*Advocacy & Alliance-Building: We leverage the power we have as a funder to advocate for women and transgender human rights defenders.
*Global Consortium of Urgent Action Funds: We are one of four Urgent Action Funds. Together with our sister funds: Urgent Action Fund-Africa, Urgent Action Fund-Latin America, and *Urgent Action Fund-Asia Pacific we collectively support gender justice and human rights movements globally.

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Urgent Action Fund partners with women’s movements worldwide to support women’s human rights defenders striving to create cultures of justice, equality and peace.

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