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Local Action Saves Lives

With the Fund’s support, courageous grassroots activists around the world kept their communities safe and accurately informed during COVID-19 — while also tackling the systemic inequalities that left their communities vulnerable in the first place.

By the end of 2020, we are aiming to raise $200,000 for frontline activists to fuel the local action that helps people break free from poverty, discrimination, and oppression. Fund the front lines of real change.

MEET THE ACTIVISTS

See what five extraordinary activists achieved this year with the Fund’s support, and the work that still lies ahead. Each week we’ll be revealing a new story!

TINA MUSUYA

Tina heads up Uganda’s Center for Domestic Violence Prevention and a fierce advocate for women and girls. Learn how Tina helped protect hundreds of women from abuse this year.

VICTORIA IBEZIM-OHAERI

Victoria leads local activist group Spaces for Change in Nigeria. On December 1, check back in to learn how Victoria is fighting back against government oppression in her country.

NAW K’NYAW PAW

K’Nyaw Paw is general secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization in Myanmar. On December 10, we’ll share how she’s helped her community access health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

PATRICK BOGMIS

Patrick leads ALECMA, a grassroots association of Sub-Saharan African migrants living in Morocco. Check back here on December 18 to see how Patrick is supporting the migrant community right now.

MIRIAM MIRANDA

Miriam leads the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization, a social movement of the Indigenous Garifuna people. On December 21, we’ll share how Miriam revived a long-standing Garifuna tradition to help feed her community.

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