Urgent Action Fund (UAF)

Urgent Action Fund (UAF)

Through its Global Rapid Response Grant-Making Programme, UAF collaborates with women activists in three primary contexts: peace building in situations of armed conflict, escalating violence, or politically volatile environments; potentially precedent-setting legal and legislative actions; and protection of women human rights defenders.

UAF grants are intended to enable short-term interventions in the course of long-term strategies for advancing women’s human rights.

All proposals must demonstrate the following criteria:
Strategic - the action is related to a pre-determined plan to create structural change that will advance women’s human rights;
Unanticipated and Time Urgent - the situation or opportunity is unanticipated and action must happen quickly to be effective;
Sustainable - the group is able to carry out the proposed action effectively and can secure funding for future work related to the strategy;
Supported - the group has the support of others involved in women’s human rights or related fields, locally or globally.

Proposals other than English, Spanish, French or Kiswahili may require more time for translation.

For additional information, click here. http://www.urgentactionfund.org/