The Norwegian Human Rights Fund

30 years of direct support to human rights defenders


Local mobilization against mega projects

Wall paintings, rap and radio shows are used in the fight for land rights in Mexico. Meet the organization behind the mobilization against mega projects and extractive industries in the south of Veracruz.

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Sri Lanka: Are we making good progress on transitional justice?

The answer to that question depends on who you ask.

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Video: The Norwegian Human Rights Fund for 30 years

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018. Have a look at our anniversary video to learn more about our work!
Hear from grantees from Mexico, Colombia and India, as well as founders and current day owners of the NHRF.