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A year ago, in August 2021, we at Urgent Action Fund, Asia and Pacific, truly understood the reason for our existence. When the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, throwing its people and financial systems into disarray, we plunged right into the kind of crisis that we were set up for.READ MORE
2021 presented the toughest terrains to navigate - conflicts, coups, political turbulence, amid a global pandemic that left no population unscathed. Even as struggles and hardship intensified for women and non-binary human rights defenders, they innovated on ways to survive, collectivise and draw strength to face adversities.