The Norwegian Human Rights Fund

30 years of direct support to Human Rights Defenders


Protection and Empowerment of Khmer Krom Human Rights Defenders

MIRO is one of the NHRF's grantees. Read about their project from 2017 in Cambodia and their work on minority issues.

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Human Rights Perception Index (HRPI)

The human rights situation has deteriorated globally in 2017, but civil society organizations remain positively hopeful. That is the main finding of NHRF's newly developed Human Rights Perception Index (HPRI).

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Support in challenging times: Annual report 2017

Norwegian Human Rights Fund 's annual report is out. Watch executive director Sandra Petersen comment the highlights of 2017 as well as the plans and opportunities for 2018 - the year of the human rights defenders.

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Tell us why you defend rights!

In March, we launched the project I defend rights and are now encouraging all our grantees and human rights defenders all over the world to tell us what inspires them and why they do what they do.

We want everyone in our network to contribute and hope you will join too! Your story is important! Please log on to and record your story today. 

I defend rights is a joint initiative of Memria and the Norwegian Human Rights Fund in collaboration with individuals and partner organisations around the world. Read more:

Human Rights Defender of the Month

2018 is the year of the Human Rights Defenders! The NHRF celebrates its 30th anniversary by showcasing one of the brave human rights defenders we support each month of the year. 

Check out this month's defender here!

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