South Asia

The Fund supports nearly fifty organizations through its South Asia program in India. 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 faces several 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 and mobilized women to defend their rights across the country.

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