Research and Documentation

Engaging in basic and applied research, documentation of human rights abuses, monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding.

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$25,558,614 (9%)
310 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$1,757,236 (1%)
21 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$21,209,118 (7%)
307 Grants (13%)

Global Programs

$36,112,530 (12%)
167 Grants (7%)

Latin America & Mexico

$33,830,143 (11%)
319 Grants (14%)

Middle East & North Africa

$10,299,707 (3%)
93 Grants (4%)

North America

$117,715,774 (40%)
651 Grants (28%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$53,943,539 (18%)
397 Grants (17%)

Western Europe

$16,080,748 (5%)
145 Grants (6%)

Regional focus includes grants going directly to recipients in the region specified and to recipients located in other regions for activities focused on the region specified.

Issue Focus

Health and Well-being Rights

$40,205,524 (14%)
226 Grants (10%)

Environmental and Resource Rights

$29,359,703 (10%)
314 Grants (14%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$29,031,513 (10%)
256 Grants (11%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$62,843,383 (21%)
493 Grants (21%)

Children & Youth

$59,991,612 (20%)
448 Grants (19%)

Migrants & Refugees

$33,512,803 (11%)
237 Grants (10%)

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.

Sample Grants

  • The International Development Research Centre supported the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Palestine for a project to measure public perceptions and expectations toward the security sector changes in Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia, Yemen and the Palestinian Authority.
  • Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres supported Red Lesbica Cattrachas in Honduras to document cases of hate crimes against the LGBT population.