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COVID-19 Response, LGBTQ Rights, North Africa and the Mediterranean, Tunisia

Celebrate Pride With This Tunisian Comic about LGBTQ Life in Lockdown

Across the world, LGBTQ people are celebrating Pride in lockdown. In Tunisia, Fund-backed Mawjoudin have found a new way to tell the story of LGBTQ people’s experiences in a country where homosexuality is illegal; a comic book called Queer Squad. Find out more about this innovative approach and how the Fund’s is proud to support activists fighting for LGBTQ equality worldwide.

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COVID-19 Response, India, Labor Rights, South Asia, Women's Rights

Creating a Lifeline for Domestic Workers in India

June 25, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, LGBTQ Rights, Sub Saharan Africa, Uganda

UPDATE: Ugandan Activists Rally to Defend Arrested LGBTQ Youth

June 9, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Latin America, Mexico, Migrants' Rights

Ensuring Answers for Families of Migrants Lost to the Pandemic

June 5, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Latin America, Mexico, Migrants' Rights

We Demand an End to White Supremacist Violence and Discrimination Against Black People #BlackLivesMatter

June 1, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Guinea, Sub Saharan Africa

The Fund Reports the Passing of a Friend and Close Ally

May 29, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Honduras, Impact, India, Latin America, South Asia, Women's Rights

Front Line Activists Filling the Gaps for the Sex Worker Community

May 26, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, COVID-19 Response, Impact, Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa

Nigerian Civil Society Pushes Back on Draconian Disease Bill

May 21, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Children's and Youth Rights, COVID-19 Response, Impact, Sierra Leone, Sub Saharan Africa

In Sierra Leone, Community Leaders Are Learning from the Ebola Crisis to Safeguard Children

May 15, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Impact, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Myanmar, Southeast Asia, Women's Rights

As Myanmar’s Military Advances, Karen Groups Call for Peace – and Offer Relief

May 13, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, LGBTQ Rights, North Africa and the Mediterranean, Tunisia

Celebrate Pride With This Tunisian Comic about LGBTQ Life in Lockdown

Across the world, LGBTQ people are celebrating Pride in lockdown. In Tunisia, Fund-backed Mawjoudin have found a new way to tell the story of LGBTQ people’s experiences in a country where homosexuality is illegal; a comic book called Queer Squad. Find out more about this innovative approach and how the Fund’s is proud to support activists fighting for LGBTQ equality worldwide.

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COVID-19 Response, India, Labor Rights, South Asia, Women's Rights

Creating a Lifeline for Domestic Workers in India

June 25, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, LGBTQ Rights, Sub Saharan Africa, Uganda

UPDATE: Ugandan Activists Rally to Defend Arrested LGBTQ Youth

June 9, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Latin America, Mexico, Migrants' Rights

Ensuring Answers for Families of Migrants Lost to the Pandemic

June 5, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Latin America, Mexico, Migrants' Rights

We Demand an End to White Supremacist Violence and Discrimination Against Black People #BlackLivesMatter

June 1, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Guinea, Sub Saharan Africa

The Fund Reports the Passing of a Friend and Close Ally

May 29, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Honduras, Impact, India, Latin America, South Asia, Women's Rights

Front Line Activists Filling the Gaps for the Sex Worker Community

May 26, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, COVID-19 Response, Impact, Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa

Nigerian Civil Society Pushes Back on Draconian Disease Bill

May 21, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Children's and Youth Rights, COVID-19 Response, Impact, Sierra Leone, Sub Saharan Africa

In Sierra Leone, Community Leaders Are Learning from the Ebola Crisis to Safeguard Children

May 15, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Impact, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Myanmar, Southeast Asia, Women's Rights

As Myanmar’s Military Advances, Karen Groups Call for Peace – and Offer Relief

May 13, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Impact, India, Labor Rights, South Asia

Local Leaders Fight for Rights and Relief on India’s Tea Plantations

May 4, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Honduras, Impact, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Latin America

Local Leaders Combat Food Insecurity in Honduras

April 27, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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India, Labor Rights, Progress and Updates, Women's Rights

Reflections from the Field: Empowering Women to Work in India

April 24, 2020 by Marianne Mollmann
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Honduras, Impact, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Liberia, Myanmar

Protecting the Planet and Its People Go Hand-in-Hand

April 22, 2020 by Cheryl Blowers
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, COVID-19 Response, Impact, Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa

Facing Restrictive Emergency Measures, Nigerian Activists Unite To Overcome

April 14, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Philippines, Southeast Asia

Meet the Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines Helping Communities Face the Pandemic

April 9, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Latin America, Leadership, Mexico

The Legacies of Cherished Colleagues Are Powering Cutting-Edge Work in Latin America

April 7, 2020 by David Mattingly
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COVID-19 Response, Impact, Migrants' Rights, Morocco, North Africa and the Mediterranean

Pivoting to Protect the Health and Rights of Migrants in Morocco

April 3, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, COVID-19 Response, Honduras, Impact, Latin America

Honduran Police Abuse Pandemic Powers, Local Activists Push Back

April 1, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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COVID-19 Response, Impact, India, Labor Rights, South Asia

Supporting Indian Workers Whose Livelihoods Disappeared Overnight

March 27, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, COVID-19 Response, Impact, Kenya, Sub Saharan Africa

Kenya’s Coastal Community Comes Together to Form COVID-19 Response Team

March 25, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Approach, COVID-19 Response, Leadership

Human Rights and COVID-19: A Message from our CEO

March 23, 2020 by Regan Ralph
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Democratic Republic of Congo, Impact, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Leadership, Sub Saharan Africa

Reflections from the Field: Mining for Change in Eastern Congo

February 28, 2020 by David Mattingly
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Activists Resisting Restrictions

#SquadGoals: Narrative Change on a Nonprofit Budget

February 27, 2020 by Michael Braithwaite
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Honduras, Impact, Land and Resource Rights, Latin America

Indigenous Group Brings Case to Top International Court—and Wins

January 30, 2020 by Cooper Hewell
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, Activists Resisting Restrictions, Honduras, Honduras, India, India, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Kenya, Kenya, LGBTQ Rights, Migrants' Rights, Migrants' Rights, Uganda, Uganda, Women's Rights

Six Grassroots Activists and Organisations Leading the Way in 2020

January 17, 2020 by Cooper Hewell
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Impact

Hope in Action: Thank You

January 16, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Impact, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Thailand

Hope in Action: Taking on Corporate Crimes in Thailand

December 10, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Impact, Leadership

Hope in Action: Funding Frontline Activism Around the World

December 3, 2019 by Akwasi Aidoo
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Impact, India, Women's Rights

Hope in Action: Speaking Out Against Silence in India

November 26, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Children's and Youth Rights, Impact, Sierra Leone

Hope in Action: Standing Up for Children in Sierra Leone

November 19, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Impact, Progress and Updates

Hope in Action: Fighting for Human Rights

November 5, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Progress and Updates

We’re thrilled to announce our new website

October 18, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Guinea, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Liberia, Sub Saharan Africa

Supporting Community-led Action to Protect Natural Resource Rights in West Africa

October 4, 2019 by John Kabia
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Honduras, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Latin America

900 Days and Counting: Protesting Corporate Land Grabs and Pollution in Honduras

October 1, 2019 by Cheryl Blowers
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Labor Rights, North Africa and the Mediterranean, Tunisia

Mobilizing for Change: How Amal is Building a Stronger Future in Tunisia

August 16, 2019 by Cheryl Blowers
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Progress and Updates

Memorial Fund Established to Honor Colleagues and Support Latin American Activists

August 15, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Honduras, Latin America, LGBTQ Rights

Cattrachas: the lesbian collective in Honduras tracking anti-LGBTQ violence and disrupting bias

June 21, 2019 by Ryan Winstead
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Impact, LGBTQ Rights

5 Groundbreaking LGBTQ Activists to Celebrate this Pride

June 10, 2019 by Cheryl Blowers
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Leadership, North Africa and the Mediterranean, Tunisia, Women's Rights

Reflections from the Field: Fund President and CEO Regan Ralph on Her Visit to Tunisia

May 20, 2019 by Regan Ralph
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Honduras, Latin America, Migrants' Rights

Meet the Mothers and Grandmothers Reuniting Migrants and the Families Left Behind

May 10, 2019 by Cheryl Blowers
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Progress and Updates

Living with Joy and Commitment: A Remembrance of Colleagues Lost in Guatemala by David B. Mattingly

April 18, 2019 by David Mattingly
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Progress and Updates

Fund Mourns Loss of Colleagues in Guatemala

April 8, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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North Africa and the Mediterranean, Tunisia, Women's Rights

In Tunisia, Unmarried Mothers are Outcasts. One Fund Grantee is Working to Change That.

March 26, 2019 by Cheryl Blowers
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Impact, Women's Rights

6 Women Human Rights Defenders You Should Know

March 8, 2019 by Cheryl Blowers
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El Salvador, Impact, Latin America, Women's Rights

The fight for reproductive justice in El Salvador: Imelda Cortez freed

February 27, 2019 by Sally O'Neil
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Children's and Youth Rights, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sub Saharan Africa

Rehabilitating child soldiers and confronting warlords: My trip to the DRC

December 28, 2018 by Louis-Marie Nindorera
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Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Sub Saharan Africa, Uganda

Strength in Numbers: A Ugandan Community’s Struggle to Keep Their Land

December 14, 2018 by Carolyn Ziv
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Impact

This Human Rights Day, We’re Celebrating Defenders Worldwide

December 10, 2018 by Carolyn Ziv
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Labor Rights, North Africa and the Mediterranean, Tunisia

“We will stay here for 100 years,” Women factory workers hold a year-long sit-in for their rights

December 3, 2018 by Carolyn Ziv
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Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Sub Saharan Africa, Uganda

How NAPE is helping Ugandan communities prevent hunger and protect their land

October 16, 2018 by Carolyn Ziv
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India, South Asia, Women's Rights

Justice for Women, By Women: How Women-run Courts Are Changing the Game in India

September 21, 2018 by Carolyn Ziv
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Impact, India, South Asia

Indian Activists Celebrate Herstoric Supreme Court Ruling on Sexual Rights

September 13, 2018 by David Mattingly
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Approach, Children's and Youth Rights, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sub Saharan Africa

Celebrating 15 years in West Africa: A Q&A with John Kabia

August 17, 2018 by John Kabia
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India, LGBTQ Rights, South Asia

How Sana Shree became a trans rights trailblazer in India

July 18, 2018 by Carolyn Ziv
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Democratic Republic of Congo, Sub Saharan Africa, Women's Rights

Turning victims into survivors: SOFEPADI’s fight against sexual violence in the DRC

June 11, 2018 by Chloe Gilot
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Honduras, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Latin America

“She is a seed that has multiplied” How the murder of Berta Cáceres launched a movement

May 29, 2018 by Carolyn Ziv
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, Approach, Leadership

Human rights are under assault like never before; supporting local activists can change that

March 22, 2018 by James Logan
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, Honduras, Latin America

True Resilience: Fund grantees refuse to back down during escalating crackdowns in Honduras

February 28, 2018 by Carolyn Ziv
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Approach, Guatemala, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Latin America

How a Trip to Guatemala Solidified my Belief in Grassroots Grantmaking

February 6, 2018 by John Peterson
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Migrants' Rights

“I feel that a weight has been lifted:” Migrants’ rights activists gain tools to help grieving families cope, in photos

January 17, 2018 by Naima Allcock
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Approach, Migrants' Rights

It could have been me

January 10, 2018 by Rona Peligal
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Migrants' Rights, Morocco, North Africa and the Mediterranean, Spain

Migrants’ Rights Defender Helena Maleno Won’t be Muzzled

December 26, 2017 by Carolyn Ziv
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India, South Asia, Women's Rights

Celebrating Sisterhood: How Single Women Across India Forged Their Own Community

December 21, 2017 by Ryan Winstead
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Children's and Youth Rights, Sub Saharan Africa, Uganda, Women's Rights

Motorbikes and Rough Terrain: How Sandra Meets Villagers in Remote Uganda Where They Are

December 20, 2017 by Ryan Winstead
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Burundi, Sub Saharan Africa, Women's Rights

Nevertheless, She Persists: How Burundian Activist Pamella Mubeza Overcomes Taboos to Improve Women’s Sexual Health

December 13, 2017 by Robin Pierro
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, Philippines, Southeast Asia

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

December 11, 2017 by Carolyn Ziv
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Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Liberia, Sub Saharan Africa

“We Are the Firewall:” Alfred Brownell on Rights, Risk, and Resilience in Liberia

December 8, 2017 by Carolyn Ziv
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, Burundi, Sub Saharan Africa

Courage Under Fire: Burundian Activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa Honored for Lifelong Bravery

October 31, 2017 by Carolyn Ziv
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Migrants' Rights, Myanmar, Southeast Asia

Speaking Out: How Fund Grantees Are Working to Support the Rohingya in Burma

October 13, 2017 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Guatemala, Impact, Latin America

In Guatemala, Molina Theissen case moves closer to trial after 36 years

October 6, 2017 by Clare Nangle
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Sierra Leone, Sub Saharan Africa

More than a natural disaster: Accountability for the mudslide in Sierra Leone

September 15, 2017 by Ibrahim Tommy
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa

How to confront restrictive legislation in Nigeria

August 28, 2017 by Victoria Ohaeri
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Children's and Youth Rights, Guatemala, Latin America

41 girls burned to death in Guatemalan “safe home,” trials begin

August 23, 2017 by Zahraa Saheb
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Liberia, Sub Saharan Africa, Uganda, Women's Rights

To prevent violence against women and girls, community leaders come together

August 16, 2017 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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LGBTQ Rights, Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa, Women's Rights

In Nigeria, activists make headway in wake of militarization and instability

August 9, 2017 by John Kabia
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Liberia, Sub Saharan Africa

A new tactic against corruption: Putting honest politicians in the limelight

August 7, 2017 by Ryan Winstead
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Impact, LGBTQ Rights, Philippines, Southeast Asia

Years of LGBTI Activism in the Philippines Nearing Landmark Victory

June 27, 2017 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Children's and Youth Rights, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sub Saharan Africa

Only 25% of kids in the DRC have birth certificates. Mothers are changing that.

May 12, 2017 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Latin America, Mexico, Migrants' Rights, North Africa and the Mediterranean

Justice for Migrants: Sharing lessons between Latin America and the Euro-Mediterranean

May 10, 2017 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Myanmar, Southeast Asia, Women's Rights

The NextGen leader championing women & minorities

March 16, 2017 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Approach, LGBTQ Rights

Learning Resilience from LGBTI Rights Defenders

February 8, 2017 by David Mattingly
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Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Myanmar, Southeast Asia

Helping displaced farmers in Burma protect their communities

December 27, 2016 by Patrick Pierce
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Children's and Youth Rights, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sub Saharan Africa

Giving human rights activists the tools they need to save lives

December 23, 2016 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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India, South Asia, Women's Rights

Jan Sahas: Helping victims of violence in India demand justice

December 21, 2016 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Migrants' Rights, Morocco, North Africa and the Mediterranean, Spain

Chloée’s Journey Part 2

December 18, 2016 by Chloée Ponchelet
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Migrants' Rights, Morocco, North Africa and the Mediterranean, Spain

48 hours in the life of Fund grantee Caminando

December 17, 2016 by Chloée Ponchelet
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Sub Saharan Africa, Uganda, Women's Rights

Using the SASA! Model to prevent violence against women in Uganda

December 16, 2016 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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LGBTQ Rights, Women's Rights

Why Is #GenderJustice Important? Exploring this Question via Twitter Chat

November 23, 2016 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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Activists Resisting Restrictions, Guatemala, Latin America

An Activist’s Response to the UN Special Rapporteur’s Call to End Violence Against Environmental Human Rights Defenders

November 1, 2016 by Claudia Virginia Samayoa
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In the News

Activists Resisting Restrictions, India, Leadership, South Asia

How Can the Human Rights Community Respond to Severe Political Polarization?

March 10, 2020 by James Logan

Severe political polarization is tearing at the seams of democracies around the world, with dangerous consequences for our societies, institutions, and human rights, writes James Logan, Director of our European Office.

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In the News

Leadership, Women's Rights

International Women’s Day Is Not a “Hallmark Holiday”

March 7, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
In the News

Activists Resisting Restrictions, Approach

Be The Narrative: Revolutionizing Human Rights

November 18, 2019 by James Savage
In the News

Activists Resisting Restrictions, Approach

5 things funders should know about the impact of human rights activism

November 11, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
In the News

Approach, Leadership

Why human rights activists should work with companies – not just fight them

October 17, 2019 by Regan Ralph
In the News

Morocco, North Africa and the Mediterranean, Tunisia, Women's Rights

Woman by woman: crossing borders to strengthen rights in North Africa

August 2, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
In the News

Approach, Honduras, Latin America

“We need relationships based on trust”: how supporters can help Honduran activists

July 24, 2019 by Robin Pierro
In the News

Children's and Youth Rights, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sub Saharan Africa

When child traffickers work across West Africa’s borders, activists need help to do the same

July 5, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
In the News

Activists Resisting Restrictions, Approach

A culture of care: helping activists and their allies look after themselves

June 5, 2019 by Marianne Mollmann
In the News

Activists Resisting Restrictions, Burundi, Sub Saharan Africa

How international solidarity saved an activist’s life in Burundi

May 24, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
In the News

Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Liberia, Sub Saharan Africa

This Liberian lawyer has withstood presidents, multinationals and militias

April 30, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
In the News

Activists Resisting Restrictions, India, South Asia

India’s mass movements thrive close to the ground while the state cracks down on dissent

April 1, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
In the News

Approach, Leadership

Regan Ralph: “This is why we don’t shape the agenda, we let others shape it”

March 21, 2019 by Regan Ralph
In the News

Activists Resisting Restrictions, Honduras, Latin America

‘Believe in yourself, the rest will follow’: five trailblazing women you’ve never heard of

March 8, 2019 by Fund for Global Human Rights
In the News

Activists Resisting Restrictions, Guatemala, Latin America

The quiet coup that could devastate human rights in Guatemala

February 8, 2019 by David Mattingly
In the News

Approach, Leadership

New year, new human rights narratives?

January 11, 2019 by James Logan
In the News

Activists Resisting Restrictions, Approach

Power and safety: rethinking protection for human rights defenders

October 30, 2018 by James Savage
In the News

Approach

Trust is essential in donor strategies with grassroots groups

October 25, 2018 by Rona Peligal
Women's rights In the News

Approach, Leadership

Not all intermediaries: A call for partnership in the #ShiftThePower conversation

June 28, 2018 by James Logan
In the News

Activists Resisting Restrictions, Honduras, Indigenous Communities' Rights, Land and Resource Rights, Latin America

Executed, disappeared, tortured: the risks of defending human rights

May 30, 2018 by Fund for Global Human Rights
In the News

India, South Asia, Women's Rights

‘It’s everywhere – in factories, in the bedroom’

May 2, 2018 by Fund for Global Human Rights
In the News

Democratic Republic of Congo, Sub Saharan Africa

As War Looms in One of Africa’s Biggest Countries, Who’s Paying Attention?

February 28, 2018 by Fund for Global Human Rights
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