Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights – Africa (UAF-Africa)

Established in 1997, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights is a global women’s fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women and transgender human rights defenders at critical moments. As one of Urgent Action Fund’s sister funds, Urgent Action Fund – Africa (UFA-Africa) uses a UAF’s rapid response grant making model to support unanticipated, time sensitive, innovative and unique initiatives around Africa’s four sub-regions: East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa. UAF-Africa provides grants of up to a maximum of 10,000 US dollars.

Thematic areas

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  • Women’s leadership
  • Protection and security
  • Reproductive rights
  • Indigenous people’s rights
  • Economic justice
  • Education

Geographic focus: Africa

Eligibility: Women’s groups within Africa responding to an urgent situation and working towards the overall goal of promoting, advancing, and protecting women’s human rights.

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