The Norwegian Human Rights Fund

30 years of direct support to human rights defenders

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Expanding our work in Colombia

We are happy to announce that we are stepping up our support to civil society organizations in Colombia and entering into a strategic partnership with the Norwegian Embassy in Bogotá.

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Martin Ennals Award 2020

Three exceptional women have been nominated for the 2020 Martin Ennals Award – a first for the award! The all-women cohort of finalists demonstrates the leading position now occupied by women in the defence of human rights. The Norwegian Human Rights Fund has supported the Martin Ennals Award since 2017.

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Visit of the Norwegian State Secretary to Mexico

State Secretary Jens Frølich Holte (Conservative party) recently visited Mexico and met with a number of the local human rights organizations supported by the NHRF, in order to express the commitment of the Norwegian government towards human rights, as well as to create a dialogue with grassroots organizations.

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Gender equality in 2019: Is the fight against gender-based violence still necessary?

November 25th is designated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Each year the closer we get to this date, the more I have to answer this question: Is it necessary to have such a day in 2019, isn’t it enough with March 8th?

Video: Land and environmental rights in Thailand

Human rights defenders in Thailand are facing harassment, defamation and accusations. The defenders most at risk include those who fight for economic, social and cultural rights, particularly land rights.