Donor: Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights Asia and Pacific (UAF A&P)
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Sri Lanka
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 5.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen


1) Objective

This grant is available to women and non-binary human rights defenders and organisations in Asia and the Pacific who – on their own or in collaboration with others – seek to implement an initiative, including unanticipated opportunity, that would contribute towards resourcing resilience for their activism.

  • Women or Non-Binary Led – women or non-binary human rights defenders must be the primary beneficiaries of the grant, preferably channelled via a women’s rights organisation;
  • Human Rights Focus – the organisation promotes the advancement of women’s and/or LBTQI’s human rights using nonviolent tactics or strategies and upholds the universality of human rights;
  • Strategic Intervention – the grant requested is earmarked for an intervention that responds to unfolding situations or unanticipated opportunities for the protection and support of women and non-binary defenders. It may also be a bold, strategic, creative or innovative in a way that expands current approaches of resourcing resilience for women’s human rights and human rights activism;
  • Time-bound – the proposed initiative must be implemented within 3 months of approval of an application and completed within 6 months thereafter;
  • Supported or Networked – the defender or the organisation has the support of others involved in women’s human rights, sexual rights or related fields of human rights at local or national level.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants include women or non-binary-led organizations that promote the advancement of women’s and/or LGBTQI+ human rights using nonviolent tactics or strategies. The grants are intended for individuals or organizations experiencing unanticipated threats or risks, preferably through women’s rights organizations. They must be supported or networked within the women’s human rights or related fields at local or national levels.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Asia Pacific.

4) Budget

UAF A&P provides grants of up to USD $5,000 only.

5) Application

Interested individuals or organizations can apply by submitting their applications online. The application process involves demonstrating the urgent need for support, outlining the security and well-being measures required, and providing information about the organization’s advocacy focus and network support. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, prioritizing those facing imminent threats or crises.

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