Brief:  The NHRF was established in 1988 by Norwegian non-governmental organisations with the aim to protect and promote human rights internationally. One of the key objectives was to establish a channel for support to sensitive human rights initiatives effectuated in an informal and efficient manner. 


Thrust Areas: Priority is given to projects focusing on the following thematic areas of work:

1. Civil, economic and social rights

2. Women and children’s rights

3. Labour rights

4. Safe working conditions for human rights defenders


Who Can Apply: 

In 2014 the NHRF will only accept applications from the following countries:

·         Colombia

·         India (Andra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu)

·         Liberia

·         Mexico

·         Pakistan (KPK, Punjab and Sindh)

·         Indonesia

·         Thailand 


·         Support is given to local initiatives and actors who are familiar with local structures and work where Human Rights violations occur.

·         Priority is given to activism and projects where poor and marginalized groups mobilize and organize for their own rights.

·         Organisations with few other donors will be given priority.

·         Organisations with an annual budget above US$ 150 000 falls outside our mandate of  support.

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