Resources

Grant guidelines help applicants determine whether their idea for a grant fits within a particular grantmaking strategy. MacArthur can consider funding only those applications that closely match three related criteria that appear in program guidelines: topical focus addressed by the...

The emergency fund for human rights defenders at risk managed under the EIDHR allows the Commission to give direct small grants of up to 10.000 euro per grant to Human Rights Defenders (HRD), be it individuals or organisations, who are in...

The EMHRF aims at promoting and enhancing a human rights culture and the consolidation of a nascent democratic civil society within the South-Mediterranean region by providing a strategic financial assistance and support to local, national and regional human rights non-governmental...

Rapid Response Grants are a funding tool used to support interventions by activists in a strategic and timely manner. Urgent Action Fund accepts requests 365 days per year, in any language, from activists around the world. Each request receives a response within 72 hours and funds can be wired...

Martin Ennals Foundation is the common project of a broad range of international human rights NGOs. Ten such organisations have joined hands to make the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA) into an effective tool for the PROTECTION of human rights defenders. Martin Ennals’...

Since the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, several United Nations mechanisms for enforcing and protecting economic, social, and cultural rights have emerged. One of the most important international mechanisms for defending and promoting ESCR...

Front Line Defenders’ 2016 report documents the attacks and violence against human rights defenders around...

The Lifeline Embattled CSO Assistance Fund provides emergency financial assistance to civil society organizations (CSOs) under threat or attack and advocacy support responding to broader threats to...

General resources

A growing number of international, regional, national, and local organizations have units working specifically for the support, promotion and protection of human rights defenders and the right to defend human rights. They include:

General resources