The journey to fulfill the rights of LGBTIQ people in India has been a combination of legal battles, policy changes, and personal and collective journeys of assertion and solidarity. The communities' struggle for a caring, legitimate safe space in the society continues, and this year’s Pride Month is more important than ever.Read more »
Enforced disappearances are one of the major human rights concerns in Pakistan. While more than 7000 complaints of enforced disappearances have been reported in Pakistan since 2011, the real number might be much higher.Read more »
Video: The International Women's Day 2021
The Norwegian Human Rights Fund is committed to achieving gender equality. We have asked three women leaders to share their reflections on the importance of female leadership, which is in line with this year's theme for the International Women's Day: “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.
Happy International Women's Day!
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.
Our work in Colombia
The Norwegian Human Rights Fund is glad to announce that our office in Colombia is up and running! The NHRF has been increasing its support to civil society organizations in Colombia through a new donor agreement with the Norwegian Embassy in Bogotá. 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.
While the NHRF's recent grantee survey demonstrates that human rights defenders and organizations have been severely impacted by COVID-19, the results also clearly show that organizations have adapted innovatively and creatively, and are still efficiently implementing initiatives. Read more about the results below.