Arab Human Rights Fund
ARAB HUMAN RIGHTS FUND (AHRF) is the result of a universal human rights vision whereby everyone enjoys life in freedom, equality and dignity, and is able to be a participant in the achievement of that vision.
The Fund is aimed at strengthening human rights activities in the Arab region in accordance with intrinsic needs and priorities, by providing the requisite financial resources to individuals and organizations active in the protection of all human rights, while also promoting and strengthening social justice philanthropy in the region – independently of any governmental, political, religious or other interests.
AHRF focuses its funding on the following:
• Methods: approaches or tools for realizing human rights;
• Emergent opportunities: new and promising developments that have the potential to promote the advancement of human rights.
Opportunities of this sort may include the relaxation of government restrictions in a particular country; increased public engagement and demands for respect for a particular human right; the formation of a new network of organisations to tackle a particular human rights issue; as well as other developments that offer organisations a chance to move a human rights matter forward.
Through ongoing consultations with human rights practitioners and other advisors in the region, the Fund works to identify developments in which targeted and timely funding can make a critical difference in realizing human rights objectives. It relies on human rights organisations in the region to draw the Fund’s attention to these via the projects they propose for funding.
Source: Fund Hunt