Philippines

“Something Must be Done:”
Why Nymia Simbulan Risks It All for Filipino Human Rights

Nymia Pimentel Simbulan, Executive Director of PhilRights, a grantee of the Fund for Global Human Rights since 2008. Photo by Schwanke/Brot fuer die Welt December 11, 2017 By Carolyn Ziv, Fund Staff From the global women’s marches to the #MeToo movement, it’s been quite a year for women in activism. As we close out 2017, […]

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Years of LGBTI Activism in the Philippines Nearing Landmark Victory

LAGABLAB (“Burst of Flame” in Tagalog), the Philippine’s first LGBTI group dedicated to policy change, has worked on and off for nearly two decades to advance policies that protect LGBTI Filipinos. And one of their biggest wins for the community is in the making.

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Fighting for Free Expression in Thailand

Among the many consequences of Thailand's 2014 coup has been a growing crackdown on dissent. Even before the coup, civil society had been facing increasing restrictions by the Thai government, including censorship, surveillance, and attacks on their digital rights and internet freedoms.

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Southeast Asia

The Fund supports over thirty organizations through its Southeast Asia program in Burma, the Philippines, and Thailand. Our approach to grant-making—providing flexible support and the freedom to use it as needed—has been critical to human rights organizations in these counties who have responded with innovation and urgency to changing realities on the ground. Burma, the […]

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Grants that Make A Difference, 2013

The Fund identifies organizations that are leading the charge for protection and enforcement of human rights, building on-the-ground demand for change, and feeding into global efforts to press for equality, justice and accountability. Here are a few of our grantees’ accomplishments from 2013.

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