The NHRF’s Colombia Office opened in April 2020!
We supported 104 projects
Many of our grantees were severely impacted by the pandemic, but they adapted and transitioned well despite the significant impact the crisis has had on their activities and communities
"The pandemic has posed numerous challenges to the way our organisation functions, however as far as activities are concerned, I think we’re now able to think out of the box." NHRF grantee from Pakistan
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.

NHRF's Annual Report 2020

The NHRF is proud to present its annual report for 2020! Here we present our highlights, results and activities from the year that passed.

In 2020, the Norwegian Human Rights Fund funded 91 new projects, and supported a total of 104 ongoing projects. All of the supported projects worked with one or more of NHRF’s priorities: Work against discrimination, work against impunity and for access to justice, and human rights defenders at risk. Read more about our highlights from 2020 below!

The full report can be downloaded here.


64 % of organisations supported were led by women

98 % of organisations supported had women in leadership positions

Approximately 6300 human rights violations were documented in 2020
At least 50 laws and/or policies were changed or prevented with contributions from NHRF's grantees 
We expanded our work in Colombia, supporting 39 Colombian organisations by the end of the year

Projects targeting

Women and women human rights defenders

Indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities

Racial, ethnic and religious minorities

Human Rights Defenders

Government officials

Former combatants

Children and youth


LGBTIQ persons



27 715 workers and/or migrants experienced a positive change in the claim for their rights
500 communities experienced a positive result on their claim for land and environmental rights
Approximately 6200 victims/survivors were assisted to receive recognition, restoration and/or compensation for their rights

Read more about our activities and results from the year that passed in NHRF's Annual Report for 2020.