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Urgent Action Fund-Africa provides financial support for strategic interventions that take advantage of opportunities to advance women’s human rights. Such opportunities arise when an unexpected event – positive or negative – creates a situation in which rapid intervention can have a significant impact.

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Downloadable Application Form: Download the application form below and send to our office via email, postal address below.

Proposals can be submitted by email or post office box at the following address:


P.O. Box 53841-00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel:  (+254) 202 301 740              Mobile: (+254) 732 577 560

Urgent Action Fund-Africa looks first at the situation that has arisen and at the intervention that is planned in response. We recognize that shifting events can make it necessary to change the specific activities of an intervention. Activities supported by the Urgent Action Fund-Africa vary widely, although the overall goal remains the advancement of women’s human rights.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa makes small grants intended to enable a short-term intervention in the course of a long-term strategy. We respond to most urgent requests within 24 hours. Requests received without endorsement may require additional time.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa is not able to make grants for humanitarian efforts, general programme activities, or individual participation in conferences.

In accordance with the Beijing Platform for Action, Urgent Action Fund-Africa gives priority to promoting and protecting the full and equal enjoyment by women of all human rights and fundamental freedoms without distinction of any kind as to race, language, religion, sexual orientation, political or other opinions, national or social origin.

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