Freedom House – Emergency AssistanceLocation: Location: International | Workplace: On site

Since 2007, Freedom House has been providing short-term support to human rights defenders, civil society organizations and survivors of severe religious persecution in some of the world’s most repressive and conflict-ridden environments. This assistance reaches frontline activists and civil society organizations at their moment of greatest need. It has helped them survive attacks, given them the means to resume their critical work, and in many cases literally saved lives.

Two of our key emergency assistance funds include: 

The Lifeline Embattled CSO Assistance Fund provides emergency financial assistance to civil society organizations under threat or attack and rapid response advocacy and resiliency grants to support CSOs in responding to broader threats against civic space. Lifeline is a consortium of seven international NGOs and receives contributions from a Donor Steering Committee of 19 governments that support democracy and human rights.

The Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program: In order to increase safety and security for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities, Dignity provides emergency funds to human rights defenders and civil society organizations under threat or attack for their work; short-term urgent rapid response grants to support LGBTI organizations working in unpredictable environments counteract imminent threats and respond to opportunities to advance the rights of LGBTI people; and security trainings to proactively build knowledge and skills to help keep human rights defenders, civil society organizations, and communities safer from threats.

Applications can be submitted at any time. To inquire about submitting an application for assistance, please contact Freedom House via e-mail.