What we do

The NHRF provides direct support to local organisations working for the rights of vulnerable and marginalised individuals and groups.

Support to Human Rights Defenders at risk

The NHRF prioritises projects aimed to avert immediate risk or give instant relief to human rights defenders, projects concerning situations needing special attention, and projects working to establish meaningful relations between local, national and international levels.

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Against impunity and for access to justice

The NHRF prioritises work aimed at ensuring full and equal access to justice, recognizing justice as the key component to combat impunity.


Against discrimination

Work against discrimination and marginalisation of vulnerable individuals and groups is at the core of the NHRF’s mandate and overall objective.


Priority Countries

The NHRF assesses and accepts project applications that are either from priority countries, or directly address human rights defenders at risk.

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The NHRF actively participates in national and international networks for professional competence and experience exchange in order to connect local human rights defenders to national and international actors.

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Supported Projects

The NHRF has previously supported, and is currently supporting, numerous interesting and important projects around the world.

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