The Norwegian Human Rights Fund

30 years of direct support to human rights defenders


Colombia's Exiled Voices Contributing to the Truth from Norway

On April 9, Colombia commemorates the "National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims". Colombians who have fled the conflict and now are living in different countries, including Norway, continue to use their voices so that the truth about what is happening in the country is known.

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The Colombian Peace Agreement: Civil society organisations share challenges and concerns

In the second of two meetings with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bogota, Colombian civil society organisations shared their concerns about the lack of progress of the Colombian Peace Agreement, which was signed in 2016.

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A call for action to end impunity

The need of protection and solidarity with journalists and human rights defenders in Afghanistan is higher than ever. This was the main message from the Afghan women human rights defenders who participated in NHRF and the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee’s webinar concerning the situation of women journalists and women human rights defenders in Afghanistan on March 15.

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Call for concept notes!

Geographical location: India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar. Regional initiatives that include human rights defenders from one or more of the listed countries are also welcome to apply.

The NHRF is opening a specialised and limited call for concept notes for projects contributing to building resilience, adaptability and increased safety and security for human rights defenders and human rights movements. Deadline: 18 April 2021.

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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!

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 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