Why Local Human Rights Groups?
A girl forced to leave school to marry. A textile worker who cannot get back pay to feed her children. Families whose farms are being demolished to build a mine. When people face barriers and exploitation, courageous individuals and communities step forward. At the Fund, we believe in the power of all people to build a better future for their communities.
We focus on advancing community-driven and grassroots initiatives because we know the people most affected by human rights abuses are best equipped to develop their own solutions. To succeed, however, they need financial support, skill-building resources, and a strong network of allies—and that’s what we deliver.
Our Theory Of Change
OUR VALUES: Respect, Integrity, Agility, Sustainability, Inclusivity
By equipping locally-rooted activists and organizations with the right resources, we can build stronger, more resilient human rights movements with the power to create long-lasting social change.
On-the-ground expertise and accompaniment
Commitment to working in partnership with community-based activists and groups
Flexible funding for activist-driven solutions
Shift power by moving financial and technical resources to the front line of human rights struggles
Expand awareness of and support for human rights activism
Bolster resilience of human rights defenders and movements
Connect pioneering community-based groups and promote collaboration across borders and issues
Enable resistance to restrictions on activism
Stronger, more inclusive, diverse, and resilient human rights groups and movements that bring about meaningful, lasting change in attitudes, behaviors, laws, and communities, their countries, and beyond
Everyone deserves to live with dignity and have the power to secure their rights to equality and justice