The Norwegian Human Rights Fund

30 years of direct support to human rights defenders


Searching for the disappeared Timorese children in Indonesia: The work of IKOHI

The NHRF has recently finalized the third year of support to the Indonesian Association of the Families of the Disappeared (IKOHI), an organization that works on strengthening the search for the disappeared Timorese children in Java. On this occasion, and looking forward to continuing the collaboration with IKOHI, we wish to highlight and contextualize their valuable work.

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Toolkit for Advocacy in Restricted Spaces: a resource for HRDs and organizations

The Lifeline Embattled CSO Assistance Fund provides emergency financial assistance to civil society organizations (CSOs) under threat or attack and rapid response advocacy and resiliency grants. They recently published a toolkit that provides practical support and inspiration for human rights organizations, facing restrictions and challenges in the contexts they work in.

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NHRF grantee releases new report

INFORM is a leading human rights organization in Sri Lanka that is always at the forefront of the human rights struggle to promote and protect human rights in the country. Recently, the organization released a report documenting the situation for HRDs in Sri Lanka before and during the COVID-19 curfew.

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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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Theory of Change

The NHRF has been working to conduct an in-depth review and analysis of our work and that of our grantee partners and consulting with our local consultants, grantee partners, and others to develop our new and first-ever theory of change (ToC). After this process, we’re excited to launch our theory of change and its narrative component. The theory of change will guide our work as a partner and grantmaker by informing the support we provide to human rights work to achieve the defined outcomes and overall goal. It is a living document that represents our theory of how change is created and driven forward. It articulates expected outcomes and their preconditions that, together, form pathways of change that lead to the overall goal. We understand these processes to be non-linear, interconnected, interdependent, mutually reinforcing, and occurring simultaneously or separately.

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Annual report 2019

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund is proud to present our annual report for 2019, where we present our highlights, results and activities from the year that passed.

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Video: The International Women's Day 2020

The work of women human rights defenders across the world is crucial in the fight against human rights violations. The Norwegian Human Rights Fund supports all women who fights for their rights. Happy International Women's Day 2020!