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Stories from the front lines of COVID-19

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, daily life has come to a standstill for millions—but for local leaders and grassroots organizers, their work is just beginning.

From Latin America to Sub-Saharan Africa, Fund-backed activists and organizations are working tirelessly to protect the health, safety, and rights of their communities. Below, you can read their inspiring stories #fromthefrontlines of the pandemic in the Global South.

The Fund was built for a moment like this. Our model of flexible funding and strategic assistance enables our partners to adapt their work, reallocate resources, and provide the support their communities need.

Help us ensure frontline activists and community leaders have the resources necessary to safeguard fundamental human rights and defend vulnerable or marginalized populations. With your support, we will weather this storm—together.

In the News

Activists Resisting Restrictions, COVID-19 Response, Leadership

What Covid-19 Means For Equity And Inclusion

May 28, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
Blogs

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
Blogs

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
Blogs

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
Blogs

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
Blogs

COVID-19 Response, Impact, Morocco, Philippines, Uganda, Women's Rights

Local Activists Support Women Living in Lockdown with Their Abusers

May 7, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
Blogs

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
Blogs

Children's and Youth Rights, COVID-19 Response, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sub Saharan Africa

Ensuring the Well-Being and Rights of Children in the DRC Through the Pandemic

April 29, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
In the News

Approach, COVID-19 Response, Leadership

Philanthropists Must Step Up and Adapt to Support Local Community Action

April 29, 2020 by David Mattingly
Blogs

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
In the News

COVID-19 Response, Honduras, India, Latin America, Leadership, South Asia

As a Global Food Crisis Looms, Local Leaders Offer Solutions

April 24, 2020 by Regan Ralph
Blogs

COVID-19 Response, LGBTQ Rights, Sub Saharan Africa, Uganda

Ugandan Activists Rally to Defend Arrested LGBTQ Youth

April 17, 2020 by Fund for Global Human Rights
Blogs

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
Blogs

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
In the News

Approach, COVID-19 Response, Leadership, Sub Saharan Africa

Community Activists and Action are Key to the COVID-19 Response

April 6, 2020 by Regan Ralph
Blogs

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
Blogs

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
Blogs

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
Blogs

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
Blogs

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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