How torture and intimation is used to tame women’s rights activists on the frontline of Sudan revolution.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa is following the activities of women activists in Sudan and working with local women’s groups to document how the ongoing protest is impacting on women’s lives in Sudan. In this piece we recount how violence and intimidation




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“Expanding African Women’s Economic Futures: Individual Dreams, Collective Actions” Project Baseline

1. Introduction
Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) is a pan-African, activist and feminist Fund, established in 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya. Using a rapid response grant …




The Rising Trend of Gender Based Violence in Kenya: A call for Urgent Action

Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the most pervasive violations of human rights whose victims are women and are often left without any form of immediate protection when it happens. Living in Kenya for the past 10 years and …




A Call for Feminist & Intersectional Approach to Women’s Economic Empowerment

The reality in most African countries is that women lead different economic lives to men and inequalities in economic systems and structures both at small to medium levels have great impacts on any country’s development. It is indisputable that addressing …




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 …