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Urgent Action Fund Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights is a global women’s fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women’s human rights activists.
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Unfortunately, during the #COVID19 crisis, women and girls are especially vulnerable to #GenderBasedViolence. In an effo...
04/21/2020

Unfortunately, during the #COVID19 crisis, women and girls are especially vulnerable to #GenderBasedViolence. In an effort to support the women of Gaza, Urgent Action Fund approved a grant for PWWSD Women Rights - جمعية المرأة العاملة الفلسطينية للتنمية to support women in Gaza facing strict social distancing orders. #StandInSolidarity

Just in case you missed the COVID-19: Making Effective Rapid Response Grants webinar this week, check out this post feat...
04/18/2020
Rapid Response Funding in the Time of COVID-19 - Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Just in case you missed the COVID-19: Making Effective Rapid Response Grants webinar this week, check out this post featuring key takeaways from the panelists, our very own Shalini Eddens and Edgar Villanueva from the Schott Foundation for Public Education.
#CDP4Recovery #COVID19

On April 14, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) hosted a webinar COVID-19: Making Effective Rapid Response Grants. I invite you to watch the recording – our speakers Edgar Villanueva from the Schott Foundation for Public Education and Shalini Eddens from the Urgent Action Fund for Women’...

All around the world, refugees are living in densely populated camps and urban areas with inadequate #health infrastruct...
04/18/2020
UNHCR: Staying and delivering for refugees amid COVID-19 crisis

All around the world, refugees are living in densely populated camps and urban areas with inadequate #health infrastructure. While confirmed cases of #COVID19 infection among refugees remain low, response to this emergency to prevent further spread is key!

#StandInSolidarity

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, detailed today a series of measures it is taking in its field operations to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency

#COVID19 presents risks for people with disabilities around the world. Having a disability does’t by itself increase ris...
04/15/2020
Protect Rights of People with Disabilities During COVID-19

#COVID19 presents risks for people with disabilities around the world.

Having a disability does’t by itself increase risk of infection, but the risk of discrimination, barriers to information, health care, and education. #StandUpForDisabilityRights

COVID-19 presents particular risks for many people with disabilities around the world. Governments should make extra efforts to protect the rights of people with disabilities in responding to the pandemic.

04/10/2020

On April 14, our very own Shalini Eddens will be speaking about the effective rapid response grants and how @UrgentAct is responding to #COVID19 with @funds4disaster, @SallyRay51, and @VillanuevaEdgar!

RSVP here: https://decolonizingwealth.com/events

#decolonizingwealth

#AfricaIsNotYourLab! These comments are disgraceful and a product of #ColonialMentality. This pandemic is no excuse to u...
04/09/2020
Opinion | No, France. Africa is not your testing ground.

#AfricaIsNotYourLab! These comments are disgraceful and a product of #ColonialMentality. This pandemic is no excuse to undervalue citizens of Africa with suggestions to test #COVID19 vaccines in Africa.

A controversy on TV unveiled an attitude that has been prevalent throughout French history.

With school closures, reduced services at LGBTQ community centers and a lack of family support, these young Americans ar...
04/08/2020
Coronavirus pandemic a perfect storm for LGBTQ homeless youth

With school closures, reduced services at LGBTQ community centers and a lack of family support, these young Americans are particularly vulnerable.

Human Rights Campaign's Alphonso David on COVID-19 and the LGBTQ community: “We have to make sure that we issue policy solutions within the specific context of protecting marginalized communities where there are no protections now."

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/coronavirus-pandemic-perfect-storm-lgbtq-homeless-youth-n1176206

With school closures, reduced services at LGBTQ community centers and a lack of family support, these young Americans are particularly vulnerable.

Urgent Action Fund has established the "COVID Crisis fund for Feminist Activists", a fund to help deploy resources to #a...
04/06/2020

Urgent Action Fund has established the "COVID Crisis fund for Feminist Activists", a fund to help deploy resources to #activists on the frontlines of the #COVID19 outbreak.

As this pandemic intensifies and spreads, we know that it will have a significant and disproportionate impact on the health and wellbeing of #FeministActivists all around the globe. 🌎

In the midst of this fallout, we call on you to help us provide activists with the support they need to get through this crisis by clicking here, https://bit.ly/3aOSj9c.

Thank you, Levi Strauss & Co for committing to support Urgent Action Fund and the vulnerable communities impacted by #CO...
04/03/2020
LS&Co. Commits $3 Million to COVID-19 Response - Levi Strauss & Co

Thank you, Levi Strauss & Co for committing to support Urgent Action Fund and the vulnerable communities impacted by #COVID19. With so much uncertainty in this pandemic, it is clear that together we can play a vital role in protecting the most vulnerable in its wake.

Levi Strauss & Co. is committing $3 million to COVID-19 relief efforts, with a focus on employees, community partners and supply chain workers.

Urgent Action Fund's model of #RapidResponse grantmaking was built for moments like this, where quick infusions of fundi...
04/02/2020

Urgent Action Fund's model of #RapidResponse grantmaking was built for moments like this, where quick infusions of funding can address immediate needs. We want to share important grantmaking priorities and shifts you should know about in light of the #COVID19. https://bit.ly/3dSC4cS

We are reaching out to our community of supporters and asking each of you to join us in responding to the COVID-19 crisi...
04/02/2020

We are reaching out to our community of supporters and asking each of you to join us in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Please consider making a generous contribution to the COVID Crisis Fund for Feminist Activists to help our courageous activists and their communities at this critical time.

https://bit.ly/2yw5n55

Happy International #TransDayOfVisibility ! At Urgent Action Fund, we honor the pride, resilience, and leadership of the...
03/31/2020

Happy International #TransDayOfVisibility ! At Urgent Action Fund, we honor the pride, resilience, and leadership of the #Trans & #NonBinary community around the world.

Want to join our dynamic #feminist fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women and transgender human rights defen...
03/26/2020

Want to join our dynamic #feminist fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women and transgender human rights defenders at critical moments?

We're hiring a Human Resources Officer. If you are interested in applying, we’d like to meet you! We offer a vibrant workplace as well as a generous benefits plan.

Learn how to apply at, https://urgentactionfund.org/get-involved/joinourteam/ 👉🔗

We cannot think of a better way to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay than by spending it in the company of our supporter...
03/10/2020

We cannot think of a better way to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay than by spending it in the company of our supporters!

Thank you to everyone who came out for UAF & Kiri Westby's collaborative book launch and reading for "Fortune Favors the Brave"!

Kiri has a deep connection to UAF having been a staff member and working closely with us for over 20 years, her memoir describes her personal journey as a feminist activist and her international human rights work with UAF.

To share in Kiri's personal journey as a #feminist activist you can purchase her book here, https://www.kiriwestby.com/book

Today is #InternationalWomensDay!How are you celebrating the strong and courageous women in your lives? Join Urgent Acti...
03/08/2020

Today is #InternationalWomensDay!

How are you celebrating the strong and courageous women in your lives?

Join Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights and Kiri Westby, Author at Impact Hub Oakland for a reading from Kiri’s new book “Fortune Favors the Brave”!

Through stories in the book, she will lead us in an intimate and challenging conversation around white savior complex, western supremacy, hetero-privilege, and whose voices are centered and funded within global human rights movements!

Also, we will drink locally roasted coffee, have individually wrapped cakes, lots of hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, and plenty of space between us. Together let’s celebrate #Women and all the ways they’ve changed the world!

We are so excited to have Kiri Westby, Author joining us at Impact Hub Oakland for a reading from her new book “Fortune ...
03/06/2020

We are so excited to have Kiri Westby, Author joining us at Impact Hub Oakland for a reading from her new book “Fortune Favors the Brave” for International Women’s Day on March 8!

Through stories in the book, she will lead us in an intimate and challenging conversation around white savior complex, western supremacy, hetero-privilege, and whose voices are centered and funded within global human rights movements...you know, the light topics for a Sunday afternoon .

Also, we will drink locally roasted coffee, have individually wrapped cakes, lots of hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, and plenty of space between us. Be Bold. Be Brave. Be there! 💪📖👀✊💥

• Today, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights was invited to speak at the United Nations Security Council to resp...
02/21/2020

• Today, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights was invited to speak at the United Nations Security Council to respond the the growing risk of intimidation and reprisals that #women, #LGBTQI, and #gendernonconforming defenders face around the world.
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Our focus:
➡️How the #UNSC can create an enabling environment for women human rights defenders & women #peacebuilders of safety and security?
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Together with Madeline Rees from @WILPF and the Ilze Brands Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights at @UN , @triloksistah , briefed the council stressing the importance of protecting the brave human rights defenders who are facing direct threats on their safety because of the advocacy work they do.
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It is critical that we create synergies and look for opportunities where the United Nations Security Council can support and enforce what is necessary for the safety of these courageous #HumanRightsDefenders when they are facing intimidation and reprisals.
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01/18/2020
NowThis Her

#WomensMarch2020 in Washington and around the world uniting to support #ReproductiveRights, #ImmigrantRights, #ClimateJustice , and so much more!

WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON 2020: Thousands are marching in D.C. and around the nation, united in support of reproductive rights, immigrant rights, climate justice, and more.

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As we approach a new decade, look back with us!As part of women's rights movements worldwide, Urgent Action Fund for Wom...
12/25/2019

As we approach a new decade, look back with us!

As part of women's rights movements worldwide, Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights has unwaveringly stood by and supported women and trans human rights defenders to create a world of justice, equality, and peace. This last decade has shown us that there is so much potential for #change with activists at the helm.

In 2017 UAF Asia & Pacific joined the three other sister funds in carrying on the 22-year legacy of connecting #activists to #movements, #resources, and #care. The Sister Fund model uniquely blends the relevance and efficacy of locally-led programs with the #power of a #globalnetwork.

Support and stand by activists on the ground, click this link, https://bit.ly/34Us1P3, to find out how!

12/10/2019
Healing Justice for a World on Fire

Earlier this year, #healingjustice leaders from Africa, Latin America, Chechnya, and the United States gathered in New York and readily shared with us, one another, and now we are sharing with YOU the barriers they and their #communities are facing and how despite all that, they are doing the impossible – #advocating, #organizing and creating a more joyous tomorrow.

Consider making a gift now through December 31 because meetings like this are vital to movement growth and strategy. Together we can support women's human rights defenders when they need it most https://bit.ly/34LelXl.

12/06/2019

"We have been striking now for over a year and still basically nothing has happened. The climate crisis is still being ignored by those in power."

@GretaThunberg called out leaders at #COP25, where #activists are protesting inaction on #climatechange.

Nearly 60% of our grantmaking directly supports #Journalists and #Activists fighting fascist laws that repress the will ...
12/05/2019

Nearly 60% of our grantmaking directly supports #Journalists and #Activists fighting fascist laws that repress the will of the #People and their ability to speak and exist freely.

“Fundamentalisms are rising, but so are we. We delivered on our strategic priorities, disbursing an additional $1.1 million in 2018. Because our grantee partners are on the frontlines of change, we are able to put money behind the emerging needs in real time. Together with our activist advisory network and board of directors, we verify the threats and act quickly. Human rights and dignity are under attack and need rapid support all over the world.” - Kate Kroger, UAF Executive Director

📸 : @napawf 💪🏼
#womenrightsmatter #activism

UAF has been working hard to provide inclusive funding in the space of #DisabilityRights. We were able to help #support ...
12/03/2019

UAF has been working hard to provide inclusive funding in the space of #DisabilityRights. We were able to help #support the only #feminist association in Russia covering the life of lesbians with disabilities, the Association "Women. Disability. Feminism”.

With our support, they were able to run a well designed and adaptable website for people with specific needs that gives them a unique opportunity to #amplify their voices and increase their visibility!

On this International Day of People with Disability, let us aim to increase public #awareness, #understanding and #acceptance of people with disabilities and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

#women #womensrights #LGBTQIRights

12/03/2019

This #GivingTuesday , we can all defend #WomensHumanRights to make it safer for activists to continue doing their meaningful work!

All gifts up to $5,000 made will be matched in honor of the brave activists fighting for women's rights! Help us #FundCourage bit.ly/2Y0Jm6Q

With 87,000 women and girls unjustly murdered in 2018, #Activists around the world are taking to the streets demanding a...
12/01/2019
In pictures: Women march against femicide

With 87,000 women and girls unjustly murdered in 2018, #Activists around the world are taking to the streets demanding an end to #femicide and violence against #women and #girls! #16days #16DaysOfActivism #justice #EndViolenceAgainstWomen

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-50557784

People take to the streets in countries from Mexico to Spain to demand an end to violence against women.

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11/30/2019

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We want to know, what are you doing this thanksgiving? •  •At @urgentactionfund we are so thankful to stand in solidarit...
11/28/2019

We want to know, what are you doing this thanksgiving?


At @urgentactionfund we are so thankful to stand in solidarity with thousands of brave and courageous activists on the ground working for a better tomorrow.

If you want to support these activists click here, https://bit.ly/2Y0Jm6Q!

#Activism #Solidarity #Supporting #Educating #Redistribute #Acknowledge

📸: @radicalroadmaps

#GenderBasedViolence is one of the most prevalent and tolerated #humanrightsviolations in the world, especially in the w...
11/27/2019

#GenderBasedViolence is one of the most prevalent and tolerated #humanrightsviolations in the world, especially in the workplace.
Enough is enough! NOW is the time to end violence against women in the workplace! The Official 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign
#stopviolenceagainstwomen #GBV

In the spirit of the season! Happy Fall, y’all! 🍁🍂 #Fall #FallofthePatriarchy #WHRD #Activism #HumanRights
11/14/2019

In the spirit of the season! Happy Fall, y’all! 🍁🍂

#Fall #FallofthePatriarchy #WHRD #Activism #HumanRights

11/03/2019

Take a look behind the curtains at @urgentactionfund👀✨

Our staff and board members have been busy strategizing for the future of UAF and how we can stand in solidarity with front line #womenshumanrightsdefenders. We love what we do and are honored to stand with them in the fight for justice and equality!

#feminisms #love

Lights 💡 ... Camera 🎥 ... and ACTION! Today the UAF team was filming for the Pretty Powerful Find!@urgentactionfund and ...
10/29/2019

Lights 💡 ... Camera 🎥 ... and ACTION! Today the UAF team was filming for the Pretty Powerful Find!

@urgentactionfund and @bobbibrown are partnering together to unite and effect change by empowering women and girls through the launch of the #prettypowerfulfund!

To learn how you can get involved to empower women and girls click the link in our bio!

#prettypowerfulfund #womenempowerment #feminism

Happy #indigenouspeoplesday!! Today we honor, celebrate, and stand in solidarity with #indigenous peoples! This is a day...
10/14/2019

Happy #indigenouspeoplesday!!

Today we honor, celebrate, and stand in solidarity with #indigenous peoples! This is a day of reflection and celebration to acknowledge the contributions #indigenous people have made to our country.

Let’s always remember, others were (t)here before us.

Calling all creative minds!•We are looking for someone who is interested in developing and designing the official landin...
10/10/2019

Calling all creative minds!

We are looking for someone who is interested in developing and designing the official landing page for the global consortium of Urgent Action Fund Sister Funds.

Check out the Terms of References 👉🏾 https://bit.ly/2mJTwe9 and help us spread the word!

We are accepting applications until October 18! Email us at [email protected] to be considered.

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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 use online, text and mobile funding applications to 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 Asia, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, and North America. Activists apply for grants of up to $8,000 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 – Asia & Pacific, and Urgent Action Fund-Latin America & the Caribbean, we collectively support gender justice and human rights movements globally.
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