Who we are

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, Asia and Pacific (UAFA&P) is a regional women’s human rights and feminist fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women and non-binary human rights defenders within the two regions at critical moments.

We intervene quickly when activists are poised to make great gains or face serious threats to their lives and work. We use online, text and mobile funding applications to respond to requests from women’s human rights defenders within 72 hours and have funds on the ground within 1-7 days.

Urgent Action Fund, Asia and Pacific (UAFA&P) builds the resilience of women’s rights and LGBT rights movements in three ways:

  1. Rapid Response Grantmaking:  We award rapid response grants to women and non-binary human rights in Asia and the Pacific. Activists apply for grants of up to $5,000 USD in any language on any day of the year and are guaranteed a response within 72 hours
  2. Advocacy & Alliance-Building:  We leverage the power we have as a funder to advocate for women and transgender human rights defenders.
  3. Global Consortium of Urgent Action Funds:  We are one of four Urgent Action Funds. Together with our sister funds: Urgent Action Fund-Africa, Urgent Action Fund-Latin America and Urgent Action Fund WHR (USA), we collectively support women, transwomen and girls’ activism globally.


Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights Asia and Pacific (UAF A&P)
Philippines | Australia
email: info@uafanp.org