Yesterday I connected with a former colleague of mine who is now working for Urgent-Action Fund Africa. She was telling me about some of their grants, rapid response grants available on an ongoing basis, to support women’s rights activists and organizations. And their sister organizations, Urgent Action Fund and Urgent Action Fund Latin America provide, similar grants for those working in Central Asia, the Middle East, Eastern or Western Europe, The South Caucasus, Canada, Russia, Turkey, the United States, and Latin America.
All three organizations provide rapid response protection grants for those being persecuted for their women’s rights work, and opportunity grants to leverage an unexpected moment or opportunity for advocacy or mobilization that may result in advancements for women’s rights.
The Africa chapter is of particular interest as it has a grant specifically for funding ‘Justice and the Rule of Law’ efforts as a way of advancing and promoting women’s rights.
Here are the links to the relevant pages on the three sites:
Urgent Action Fund Africa - https://www.uaf-africa.org/what-we-do/rapid-response-grantmaking/
Urgent Action Fund Latin America - RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS | Fondo de Acción Urgente de América Latina y el Caribe
Urgent Action Fund (Europe, Middle East, Central America, etc.) - Urgent Action Fund | Types of Grants & Criteria