Specialized Funds

DRL’s rapid response and emergency assistance programs support embattled human rights defenders and civil society organizations around the world through direct financial support and technical assistance. These programs are designed to ensure that human rights defenders and media practitioners in closed and closing spaces can remain resilient, mitigate risks, overcome threats, and continue their important work as safely as possible. DRL also funds a broad range of rapid response interventions to protect and advance the fundamental freedoms of association, assembly, expression, and religion.

For historic content on specialized funds visit: https://2009-2017.state.gov/j/drl/p/c46943.htm.