30 years of direct support to human rights defenders
The NHRF has always emphasized the importance of security and protection on an individual and organisational level and will continue to maintain this focus as a core element of our strategy. Therefore, we have taken the opportunity with new key partners with expertise in this area and with lessons learned since the previous version was published, to revise and update the NHRF Guidelines on security and protection for grantees in the field. Read the guidelines' foreword, written by the former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs, Michel Forst.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.
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.
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!