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Labour, for ‘Bread and Roses’

NHRF's grantee partner, the Archana Women's Centre (AWC) in Kerala, India, works on the empowerment of women in labour. For Thressiamma the founder of AWC, the main challenge is the release of women from the patriarchal mindset. The extensive work covers trainings, creating opportunities and cooperative societies. AWC’s work has demonstrated the importance of financial independence on women’s lives.

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Everything that happens in the forests ends up affecting all of us

What makes forests so important? Forests are the lungs of the planet: they cover one third of the earth's land surface with 4.06 billion hectares, equivalent to the combined areas of Brazil, Canada, China and the United States.

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The path is clear: The work of Women Human Rights Defenders is essential for promoting human rights

It is extremely important to #InvestInWomen Human Rights Defenders and their organisations to increase their full, equal and meaningful participation as key actors in peacebuilding, defence of territory and the environment.

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Annual Report 2023

In the NHRF Annual Report for 2023, you will find comprehensive information on the NHRF's activities and the remarkable work carried out by our grantee partners throughout the year.

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Oslo Breathing Space City

The NHRF is currently the secretariat for Oslo Breathing Space City - a temporary relocation programme with the aim of creating a breathing space for human rights defenders living in stressful or hostile environments. The pilot project running in 2023 and 2024 is rooted in Norwegian civil society and was initiated by five Norway-based organisations: Amnesty International Norway, Human Rights House Foundation, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, the Rafto Foundation and The Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF).

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Our work in Colombia

The NHRF has been increasing its support to civil society organizations in Colombia through a new donor agreement with the Norwegian Embassy in Bogotá and with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). In the spring of 2020, the NHRF Colombia Office opened, which has enabled us to increase close monitoring and follow-up of the grantees and to ensure targeted, fit-for-purpose capacity building.

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