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Discourses on Sustainable Development: Perspectives of defenders in environmental conflicts

There is no doubt that to mitigate climate change and ensure the existence and health of future generations, it is necessary to join efforts and transform the ways we produce energy.

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Afghanistan: Open appeal to UN Member States

Open appeal to UN Member States to ensure the adoption of a resolution creating an investigative mechanism on Afghanistan at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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“We want to know where they are”

Enforced disappearance is a global problem, and one that is often governed by a single principle: to cause fear among the population. The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances is an opportunity to recognize the human rights defenders who support families and friends of forcibly disappeared persons in their search for the truth.

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Announcement: New Executive Director of the Norwegian Human Rights Fund

The board of the NHRF is glad to announce that Ingeborg Moa is hired as the NHRF’s new Executive Director, starting 15 October 2021. Ingeborg Moa comes to the NHRF from the position as Director of Activism and Organisational Development at Amnesty Norway, and has nearly two decades of international experience working with local organizations and human rights defenders around the world: “I am excited and proud to be given the possibility to work with organizations and people around the world, who are in the first line of defence for human rights, and I look forward to working with the excellent and highly skilled NHRF team!"

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

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.

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Our work in Colombia

The NHRF has been increasing its support to civil society organizations in Colombia through a new donor agreement with the Norwegian Embassy in Bogotá and with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). 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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The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

In this video, human rights defenders from organisations supported by the NHRF who are working with enforced disappearances demands to know where their friends and family members are. The NHRF is proud to support work against enforced disappearances around the world!

NHRF's Annual Report 2020

The NHRF is proud to present its annual report for 2020! This annual report provides a snapshot of some of the victories of the critical human rights work that our grantees commit to amid this global decline and pandemic.

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