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Urgent Action Fund

Sif Holst
Posted December 15, 2021 from Denmark

Urgent Action Fund’s Rapid Response Grants resource the resilience of human rights and gender justice movements by supporting the security and advocacy interventions of activists when a swift response is needed. Specifically, Rapid Response Grants offer quick, flexible funding to respond to security threats or unexpected advocacy opportunities experienced by women, transgender, or gender non-conforming, activists and human rights defenders.

UAF was established to provide support to women and trans human rights defenders/activists or organizations led by women or trans activists when an unexpected situation arises that requires an immediate and time-urgent response to uphold human rights. We provide two types of Rapid Response Grants:

SECURITY: The safety and security of women or trans human rights defenders/activists/organizations are threatened as a result of their human rights work.

OPPORTUNITY: An unexpected moment or opportunity for advocacy or mobilization that may result in advancements for women and LGBTQI’s rights, such as changes in legal decisions, policy, and laws, or a shift in public attitudes and practices.

GRANT SIZE: UAF’s grants do not exceed US$8,000. The final grant amount awarded is determined by the UAF staff.

GRANT PERIOD: Security grants are up to 3 months; Opportunity grants are up to 6 months

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Jill Langhus
Dec 15, 2021
Dec 15, 2021

Hi Sif,

Thanks so much for sharing.