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Visiting Indonesian human rights defenders on the frontline

Photo series: After enduring two years of remote work amid COVID, staff from the NHRF Secretariat were finally able to travel to Indonesia to visit our grantee partners. Scroll down to view some highlights from our visit.

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Defending the environment, the key to saving the planet

On World Environment Day, we share how social organisations from different parts of the world have been working to defend environmental rights, despite the obstacles they face.

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Campaign: Able To Be

What makes you able to be you? “Able To Be” is our international communication campaign focusing on how people with different disabilities are defending human rights and changing their countries and communities for the better.

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Annual Report 2021

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Report 2021 is released.

During 2021, the Norwegian Human Rights Fund funded 106 grantee partners, and supported a total of 119 ongoing projects. 67 % of the supported organisations in 2020 are led by women, and 93 % have women in leadership positions. All of the supported projects worked with one or more of NHRF’s priorities: Work against discrimination, work against impunity and for access to justice, and human rights defenders at risk.

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NHRF’s new five-year strategy: Strengthening the human rights movement together

In this new strategy period the NHRF will continue to place the rights of marginalized and vulnerable groups and individuals at the center of our main objective and strategic priorities, while also expanding our work on and support to networking, advocacy and communications as we work to strengthen our focus in these areas.

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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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