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 in order to respond to their immediate or time-urgent needs for security and well-being. It is intended for a person or organisation experiencing a threat or in case of emergency, crisis or risk due to their defence of women’s rights and human rights. It is also available for time-urgent needs for well- being such as psycho-social counselling, treatment for trauma, or medical assistance.

  • 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 defender or organisation promotes the advancement of women’s and/or LBTQI’s human rights using nonviolent tactics or strategies;
  • Unanticipated and/or Time Urgent – the specific event or situation being responded to is an emergency or crisis where the defender or their organisation is at risk;
  • Support for Security and Well-being – the grant requested must be earmarked for security measures (e.g., legal assistance, relocation or evacuation, risk assessment and training, security equipment); and/or for well-being needs (e.g., psychological counselling, trauma treatment, medical assistance) of the defender or their organisation;
  • During or Immediately After Crisis – the grant requested must be intended to support the security and wellbeing of the defender or their organisation during the crisis, or immediately thereafter;
  • Supported or Networked – the defender or their organisation has the support of others involved in women’s human rights, sexual rights or related human rights fields 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

Grants are usually smaller (in the range of $5,000).

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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