Founded on the core belief that on-the-ground activism is the bedrock on which respect for human rights is built, the Fund for Global Human Rights started with the simple but pioneering approach of directing financial resources to locally-rooted rights groups with transformative potential. Since 2002, the Fund has made over $69 million in grants and facilitated hundreds of hours of capacity building to over 550 human rights organizations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This support has helped to fuel the development of effective national actors and movements that have increasingly come to be seen as nimble, influential challengers holding governments and other powerful actors to account.
Just in 2015, organizations the Fund supports:
- Successfully advocated for the passage of a law prohibiting child marriage in Pakistan
- Persuaded hospitals in Sierra Leone to provide treatment for victims of sexual violence during the Ebola crisis
- Trained Liberian police on LGBTI rights, leading them to establish a hotline for LGBTI people to call in case of attack
- Pushed Tunisia to establish a commission to investigate the cases of 1,500 migrants disappeared at sea
- Prevented a budget cut to India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act which guarantees rural laborers a minimum of 100 days of work per year
- Forced the Honduran Supreme Court to overturn the conviction of an activist imprisoned for political reasons
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