South Asia

The Fund supports nearly fifty organizations through its South Asia program in India and Pakistan. Working in such vast and complex contexts has required the Fund to build a strategy based on on-the-ground research and to support organizations that are working on the most cutting-edge issues.

India and Pakistan share many human rights challenges: corruption is entrenched, women’s rights are violated routinely, ethnic and religious minorities face violence and pervasive discrimination, and abuses by police and justice system officials are widespread. The rights of the poor are increasingly under threat, especially with conflicts over land and resource rights increasing. With the Fund’s support, our grantees have pressed for labor rights for the rural poor in India, prevented the illegal displacement of communities in Pakistan, and mobilized women to defend their rights across both countries.

With our hard-earned expertise, we’ve made the right investments. Our grants in India and Pakistan are making a real impact on the lives of millions of people.