The Norwegian Human Rights Fund

30 years of direct support to Human Rights Defenders


The Difficult Search

It has been almost three decades that I have been working for a world without "desaparecidos". What keeps me going in the search for truth for the involuntarily disappeared?

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Human Rights Defender Profile: Iván Madero from Colombia

2018 is the year of the Human Rights Defenders! The NHRF celebrates its 30th anniversary by showcasing some of the brave human rights defenders we support through out the year.

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Tell us why you defend rights!

We encourage all our grantees and human rights defenders all over the world to tell us why they defend rights in the new I Defend Rights project. Please join us and record your voice today at

Seminar: The SDG's and Human Rights: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Time: June 20th, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Place: Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Cort Adelers gate 30, Oslo, Norway

The talk will review the initiatives being taken at the international and national levels to bring about a convergence between the SDG's and the human rights obligations of states but also the many obstacles in doing so.

Annual Report 2017

Norwegian Human Rights Fund 's annual report is out. Watch executive director Sandra Petersen comment the highlights of 2017 as well as the plans and opportunities for 2018 - the year of the human rights defenders.

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NHRF is seeking evaluation team

The NHRF is seeking a review that can assess the support given to local human rights organisations in the period 2016 - 2018.

Deadline for applications: August 8th, 2018.