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Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), is a consciously feminist and women’s human rights pan- African Fund, registered in Nairobi, Kenya. Operating as a virtual organisation, the Fund boasts of strategic presence in Africa’s five sub-regions- East Africa: Nairobi, …




African Women’s Voices: 70 Years of Universal Declaration of Human Rights – How We Fared 

UAF-Africa continues to support the advancement of women’s human rights and groups at the edges of society. Our work with Women’s Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) affords us a glimpse into the daily struggle for rights and justice of women and …




Viktoria Marinova. Image courtesy of npr.org

Supporting Feminist and Queer Activists Under Growing Threat Worldwide

Within women human rights activist circles, the recent rape and murder of Viktoria Marinova, journalist covering EU corruption, is all too familiar to circumstances surrounding the killing of Brazil’s Marielle Franco. And similar yet to the murder of …




Using Violence and Mobilising Anxiety: Repressing Feminist Activism Online

At Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), we work to support women’s human rights defenders (WHRDs) who face incredible odds in doing their work. From emergencies related to their security, the security of their groups and organizations, or emergencies involving their loved …




Assassination of Marielle Franco: Solidarity Message

Assassination of Feminist Activist–Marielle Franco

Urgent Action Fund-Africa stands in solidarity with our Afro Brazilian and Latin American sisters, as well as all women’s human rights defenders (WHRDs) at this trying time of mourning the gruesome murder of Marielle Franco. …




The Power of Strong & Resilient Global Women’s Fund

Tariro Tandi, our Partnership and Development Manager reflects on the power of a strong resilient global women’s funds leveraging resources to advance women’s rights in a funding landscape that is threatened by shifting priorities and dwindling resources.

As the days …