WHO WE ARE

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF) works to protect and promote human rights internationally through direct support to local organisations.

Vision and mission

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF) works to protect and promote human rights internationally through direct support to organisations working in the first line of defence for human rights.

The NHRF aims to be a flexible, courageous and global actor that provides direct support to local organisations working for the rights of vulnerable and marginalised individuals and groups. 

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Strategy

The NHRF’s overall objective is increased respect for the human rights of vulnerable and marginalised individuals and groups through support to local human rights organisations.

In order to contribute to the overall objective, the NHRF will support projects that work against impunity and discrimination and for access to justice, improved working conditions and security for human rights defenders.

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History

The NHRF was founded in 1988 and sprung out of Norwegian civil society, academia and workers’ unions. 

Established as a flexible donor, the NHRF has been able to take risks and support nascent initiatives which are targeted and smart, without intermediary links or time-consuming procedures. 

As a part of this, the NHRF has built rich and vast networks of relevant actors within which the NHRF actively participates, both locally and internationally. 


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