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UAF A&P is a rapid response and feminist fund that mobilises and distributes resources to women and non-binary human rights defenders, activists and their movements to continue their work. We foster solidarity networks and critical connections to ensure activists feel safe, protected, cared for and supported. We offer grants quickly to individuals and organisations of up to $5,000, in any language, 365 days of the year.

Urgent Action Fund, Asia and Pacific (UAFA&P), as part of women’s rights movements worldwide, supports women’s rights activists striving to create cultures of justice, equality, and peace. We provide Rapid Response Grants to women and transgender human rights defenders that enable strategic interventions.

Rapid Response Grantmaking:

UAF Asia & Pacific is an independent fund that is deeply integrated within local networks in the regions. We are unique in that we make rapid response grants to women and non-binary human rights defenders across two regions. We accept applications for funding in any language, any day of the year, for up to USD $5000. Once submitted, applicants receive a response within 72 hours. If approved, the grant is delivered in 10-15 days.

We also provide resources beyond funding through our programmes, to support strong movements. Our distinctive approach is innovative; we learn and adapt quickly as we go. In addition to rapid response grants and holistic support to safety and well-being, we are also disrupting philanthropy by responding to the needs of activists and organisations in real time, then sharing that knowledge with our community. We bring over twenty years of experience as part of a global consortium of sister funds.

Enabling Defenders:

The programmes seeks to strengthen the webs of safety and care for women and non-binary human rights defenders. We engage with defenders and their networks to visibalise risks and threats beyond immediate physical threats and support them to create sustainable structures of safety and care.


Activating Philanthropy:

The Activating Philanthropy programmes harnesses a new vision for philanthropy in the two regions. It creates sharing communities of courage and care that provide sustained support to women and non-binary defenders through resources in multiple forms: funds, knowledge sharing, networks and volunteerism.




We are seeking a short-term contractor!

Submitted by on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:41

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, Asia and Pacific (UAF A&P) is looking for a short-term contractor to support our Rapid Response Grant Facilitator in the administration and logistics of the RRG programme.

For more details on the position, please read the Terms of Reference here.

Last date to apply is 31 March 2021
This position is a remote one, but the persons applying for it need to be based in Asia or the Pacific.

Steering Towards New Feminist Horizons The UAF A&P Strategy Plan 2021-2023

Submitted by on Mon, 02/22/2021 - 07:10

It's a new year, and we have a new lens with which to view our work and purpose. Presenting 'Steering Towards New Feminist Horizons', the UAF A&P Strategy Plan for 2021-2023!

We wish to thank the courageous feminists, women and non-binary human rights defenders and activists whose insights helped us map our journey over the next three years. This plan acts as a bamboo scaffolding that strongly supports our collective work and vision and has the flexibility and strength of bamboo to bend and adapt to the changing pathways and winds that we may encounter on our way.

Urgent Action Fund Asia and Pacific is Seeking a Co-Lead for Programmes and Innovation

Submitted by on Mon, 02/22/2021 - 06:03

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, Asia and Pacific (UAF A&P) is looking for a visionary, bold, and strategic leader to join its executive Co-Lead team. We are seeking someone who is committed to defending human rights in Asia and the Pacific, with strong feminist values to lead and inspire UAF and its community.

We envision the Co-Lead to be a person rooted in Asian feminist, women’s, and non-binary human rights defenders’ movements, with an established experience of showing authentic confidence and collaborative leadership.