The Norwegian Human Rights Fund

30 years of direct support to human rights defenders


Protests in Thailand - a new hope for human rights

During 2020, Thailand has been facing a unique challenge when it comes to the human rights situation. Throughout the whole year, there has been more than 450 protests against the Thai government and monarchy, and about 200 of those took place only between October to December.

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Martin Ennals Award Finalists 2021

Three courageous human rights defenders have been announced as the finalists for this year’s Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders!

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

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund is proud to present our new strategy for 2021-2025!

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Seasonal greetings from the NHRF

The NHRF wants to thank all grantees, donors and partners for our cooperation in 2020, and wish you all a happy new year!

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.

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Protecting and promoting human rights under COVID-19

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.

NHRF's grantee survey

Fighting for Human Rights Around the World

On December 10th we celebrate the Human Rights Day. In this video, human rights defenders from different countries share their thoughts on the importance of the fight for human rights. The NHRF is proud to support human rights defenders across the world! Video and photos: Monica Orjuela/NHRF.