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New Horizons: Strategic Plans and Leadership Transition
17 December 2020
As we come to the end of an extraordinary year, we set our sights on new hopeful horizons: launching our next Strategic Plan and recruiting a new Co-Lead for Urgent Action Fund Asia and Pacific (UAF A&P).
Deadline Extended: The UAF A&P COVID Crisis Fund is Still Open!
16 October 2020
We are extending the period of the UAF A&P COVID Crisis Grants till June 30, 2021.
Lessons in Risks and Resilience - What We Learnt as a Rapid Response Grantmaker and Feminist Regional Fund | UAF A&P Annual Report 2019
6 August 2020
In our second year of operations, we reflected on the concept of risk, and continued to support women and non-binary human rights defenders in Asia and the Pacific as they faced newer challenges.
Our new scoping report: Where's the money for women and girls in the Pacific?
17 February 2020
In 2019, Urgent Action Fund, Asia and Pacific and Fiji Women's Fund commissioned a study to assess the funding realities for Pacific women oganisations. As a result of interviews with over 40 organisations, that included donors, funders, and grantee organisations, and research of available data from multilateral and bilateral donors active in the Pacific, this study brings together the trends, patterns and recommendations on how more resources can be mobilised for Pacific organisations working on gender and rights-based work.
Resource Strengthening of Feminist Movements in Asia and the Pacific
24 December 2019
What feminists from 34 countries conspired together to produce - a feminist funding manifesto on how to Resource Strengthening of Feminist Movements in Asia and the Pacific.
Threading Feminist Nets of Response and Resilience | UAF A&P Annual Report 2018
27 May 2019
2018 was our first year of operations as a regional women's fund supporting women and non-binary human rights defenders and their organisations across Asia and the Pacific in times of need and/or emergencies.
[STATEMENT] #QueLasLiberen #SetThemFree Campaign / Nicaragua: We demand freedom for all political prisoners and an end to acts of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment perpetrated against them
27 May 2019
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 – On Monday, May 20th, we received news of the release of 100 persons being held as political prisoners in Nicaragua, 8 of whom are women: Aleyda del Socorro Castro Membreño, María Adilia Peralta Cerrato, Jeysi Junieth Lagos, Yamileth del Carmen Gutiérrez Moncada, Tania Verónica Muñoz Pavón, Kenia María Gutiérrez Gómez, Kysha Cristelia López and Carolina Gutiérrez.
Statement on the killing of yet another WHRD in the Philippines
13 October 2018
International, national organizations rally for justice for slain woman human rights defender in Maguindanao, Philippines.
State actors are main perpetrators of women’s human rights violations in Asia and the Pacific
28 August 2018
Different actors are involved in human rights violations committed against human rights defenders, but based on Urgent Action Fund - Asia & Pacific’s (UAF A&P) recent bi-annual data analysis, state actors are the main perpetrators of violations against women and non-binary human rights activists in the Asia and Pacific regions.
Letter from the Chair of the Board
2 February 2018
Greetings from Urgent Action Fund Asia and Pacific! We are happy to inform you that UAF A&P was launched on October 24, 2017, at the Prospera International Women’s Fund Biennial Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Urgent Action Fund sets up home in Asia and Pacific
6 January 2018
A fund to enable womens human rights advocates and organisations in Asia and Pacific to advance especially the leadership of young women in the defense of human rights of all is the hope shared by Sri Lankan feminist writer Subha Wijesiriwardena who launched Urgent Action Fund for Womens Human Rights Asia and Pacific..