Asia & Pacific

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Federated States of, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet (autonomous region), Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam

7%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$165.7 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $25.72 M
  2. The Freedom Fund - London $9.98 M
  3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $9.17 M
  4. Oak Foundation $8.33 M
  5. Tides Foundation $8.26 M
  6. American Jewish World Service $7.52 M
  7. Human Dignity Foundation $7.03 M
  8. Ford Foundation $6.98 M
  9. Open Doors International $6.15 M
  10. Humanity United $6.11 M
  11. NoVo Foundation $5.35 M
  12. Fund For Global Human Rights $4.68 M
  13. Foundation to Promote Open Society $3.77 M
  14. Foundation for a Just Society $3.37 M
  15. Freedom House $2.96 M
  16. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $2.95 M
  17. Cordaid $2.88 M
  18. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $2.83 M
  19. Global Greengrants Fund $2.01 M
  20. The Global Fund for Women $1.93 M
  21. International Development Research Centre $1.93 M
  22. The Skoll Foundation $1.91 M
  23. Mensen met een Missie $1.91 M
  24. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $1.86 M
  25. Korea Foundation for Women $1.45 M
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

17%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$641.2 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights

Top Funders

  1. Australia $107.30 M
  2. United Kingdom $85.38 M
  3. United States $66.02 M
  4. European Union Institutions $58.76 M
  5. Canada $43.88 M
  6. Norway $43.31 M
  7. Germany $37.24 M
  8. Denmark $36.35 M
  9. Sweden $35.95 M
  10. Finland $33.85 M
  11. Switzerland $19.22 M
  12. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $18.89 M
  13. Netherlands $10.73 M
  14. Italy $7.82 M
  15. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $7.68 M
  16. Korea $5.92 M
  17. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $4.92 M
  18. Belgium $3.84 M
  19. Ireland $2.27 M
  20. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $1.74 M
  21. Spain $1.72 M
  22. New Zealand $1.66 M
  23. International Labour Organisation $1.58 M
  24. Luxembourg $1.34 M
  25. France $1.30 M
  26. M = Millions

Issue Focus

Freedom from Violence

$42,188,871 (25%)
488 Grants (19%)

Social and Cultural Rights

$22,975,788 (14%)
266 Grants (10%)

Environmental and Resource Rights

$15,006,395 (9%)
577 Grants (22%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$52,866,995 (32%)
1,111 Grants (42%)

Children & Youth

$39,469,276 (24%)
696 Grants (27%)

Indigenous Peoples

$12,216,404 (7%)
294 Grants (11%)

Population Focus includes funding explicitly targeted to benefit specific groups and only illustrates those accounting for the largest shares of grant dollars or grants. See Methodology for details on how regional focus and population focus were determined and limitations.

Strategy Focus

Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

$89,514,471 (54%)
1,344 Grants (51%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$46,209,081 (28%)
612 Grants (23%)

Public Engagement and Awareness-raising

$24,835,034 (15%)
593 Grants (23%)

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • Tewa gave to Sahayatri Samaj Nepal for a legal counselling service that supports victimized women to file, document, and follow up on cases and to advocate and organize awareness programs on women's rights issues.
  • Comic Relief UK supported Dhaka Ahsania Mission in the United Kingdom to provide a safe space for Dhaka's disadvantaged street and working children to rest, wash, eat, play, study, learn new skills, and receive healthcare.

Case Studies