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Urgent Action Fund - Africa
Nairobi, Kenya
http://www.urgentactionfund-africa.or.ke/

UAF-Africa grew out of Urgent Action Fund (UAF) of Boulder, Colorado, which was launched in 1997 to create a global vehicle for rapid response funding for women’s human rights crises and opportunities. UAF-Africa was established in 2004 as an independent non-profit organization in Kenya. UAF-Africa focuses on areas of escalating violence, conflict, and uncertain political transition throughout Africa. It promotes the human rights of girls and women through rapid response grantmaking, and also provides financial and technical resources to women’s rights organizations so they can promote women’s leadership in building peace and establishing justice.

2009$112,5002 years
This grant enables UAF-Africa to extend its rapid response grantmaking program to more countries in West Africa, with greater access by women to the Fund’s financial and technical resources. The grant also supports convenings for women’s groups to share knowledge, exchange information and access technical skills. The grant additionally provides training for the UAF-Africa staff to improve their grantmaking and technical assistance skills.
2008$10,0006 months
This grant enables UAF-Africa and its partners to set up women’s crisis centers across Kenya in response to the escalation of gender-based violence and the displacement of families from their homes as a result of the post-election conflict. The crisis centers will provide women with trauma counseling, transfer to hospitals, first aid, and anti-retroviral treatment.
2008$4,9506 months
This grant sponsors a staff member of UAF-Africa to attend the 29th International Human Rights Training Program for three weeks in Canada. Through her participation, UAF-Africa aims to build partnerships, as well as to identify and explore how human rights education can increase the efficiency of its human rights work.
2007$50,0001 year
This grant enables UAF-Africa to expand its rapid response grantmaking program, to document the work of its partners in the area of women’s rights, and to foster its own institutional development.

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