The Highlands Women Human Rights Defenders Movement (HWHRDM) is an umbrella organisation for different grassroots and community-based organisations working to defend human rights in the seven Highlands provinces of Enga, Hela, Jiwaka, Simbu, Eastern Highlands Province, Western Highlands Province and Southern Highlands Province (highlighted in red on the map) of Papua New Guinea. The HWHRDM aims to promote peace…
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UHAI – the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative (UHAI EASHRI) is an indigenous activist fund which provides flexible, accessible resources to support civil society activism around issues of sexuality, health and human rights in the East African region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi) with a specific focus on the rights of sexual minorities.…
Grant programs are an important element of many organizations’ response efforts. Grants have been used to: improve security (through the provision of surveillance cameras, bars on windows, security guards, etc.); to purchase equipment (radios, computers, mobile phones); to provide safe transport to meetings or court hearings; to pay for legal and medical fees; to support evacuations to safe houses or; to support temporary relocation for a women human rights defender (WHRD) and her family to another city or country. The following is a list of organizations sorted by region, that will perform grants and relief programs.
The Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program provides emergency assistance; security, opportunity, and advocacy rapid response grants (SOAR grants); and security assessment and training to human rights defenders (HRDs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) under threat or attack due to their work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights.
The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute international Rule of Law Directory is the first centralised, fully searchable, online database of entities engaged in rule of law work throughout the world, providing an invaluable tool to those establishing and implementing rule of law programmes.
This Protection Plan aims to further strengthen protection and provide timely and efficient assistance to HRDs at risk in Asia, through temporary relocation and other types of urgent assistance as well as trial observation missions. It must be stressed that the assistance under the Protection Plan is temporary in nature.
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 civil society.
Lifeline supports a variety of CSOs that conduct advocacy, promote and protect human rights, and/or act in a watchdog capacity, including human rights organizations, journalist associations, student groups, labor unions, think tanks, and others.
Legal assistance can be indispensible for human rights defenders who are unable to personally find the resources to represent themselves fairly against legal processes that can be biased or corrupt. Trial observation is a monitoring tool aimed at ensuring the respect of due process and fair trial standards and providing protection to defenders subjected to judicial harassment and persecution. The following is a list of organizations sorted by region that performs legal assistance and trial observation.