TheAsia Indigenous Peoples Pact is pleased to announce the establishment of the “Fund for Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders at Risk” . With funding support from the European Commission, the fund was set up to:
1. Respond to immediate and urgent needs of Indigenous Human Rights Defenders and/or their families to alleviate their suffering and/or mitigate the consequences of the violations of their rights.
2. To provide sanctuary to IPHRDs who are facing serious threats to their personal security and wellbeing as a consequence of their human rights work.
This Fund shall compliment other actions to be undertaken to generate various forms of support in the over-all promotion and protection of human rights of indigenous peoples, which may include lobby and advocacy, capacity-building and networking.
For more information on how to access this fund, please download and read the “Guidelines for the Fund for Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders at Risk”.