Human rights defenders (HRDs) are courageous people who are fighting for protection of human rights and thus for the better world. This database is an initiative of the Forum Solidarity Task Force and it contains information collected from open sources on different types of initiatives for the HRDs including journalists, artists, lawyers and researchers. The majority of assistance programmes in this database are designed for the HRDs from Russia, the EU and the countries belonging to the Commonwealth of Independent States.
If some resources are no longer available or you need help in navigating the database, please contact us at: solidarity-eu-russia-csf(at)

Here is the Guidelines for navigating the database

  • Target group

  • Type of assistance

  • Language

  • Country of origin

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Institute of International Education iie

IIE’s mission is to help people and organizations leverage the power of international education to thrive in today’s interconnected world. IIE believes that when education transcends borders, it opens minds, enabling people to go beyond building connections to solving problems together. IIE’s vision is a peaceful, equitable world enriched by the international exchange of ideas and greater understanding between people and cultures.

25 Feb 2021

Agir Ensemble pour les Droits Humains

Agir ensemble pour les droits humains is a non-governmental organisation created in 1989 to support and protect human rights defenders around the world.

05 Feb 2021

Inter Arts Center

Inter Arts Center (IAC) is a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and part of the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts at Lund University. It acts as a meeting place and a work space for researchers and artists who use the facilities for short or long-term projects. IAC also offers five residency programmes in cooperation with partner institutions.

01 Feb 2021

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is Germany’s oldest intermediary organisation for international cultural relations. It promotes a peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. ifa supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition, dialogue and conference programmes, and it acts as a centre of excellence for international cultural relations. It is part of a global network and relies on sustainable, long-term partnerships.

26 Jan 2021

Banff Centre for Art and Creativity

The Investigative Journalism Intensive program teaches nonfiction writers and journalists to use investigative research techniques as they create compelling narratives.

20 Jan 2021


Femdacha is a supportive guest space for women rights defenders, LGBT+ community people including nonbinary activists experiencing burnout.


Aidsfonds believes in local community solutions. People in the community know what does and doesn’t work in practice and are aware of the needs, sensitivities and challenges. Aidsfonds works closely with those that are most vulnerable to HIV and other STIs and most affected by stigma and discrimination. It is essential that education, testing, treatment and healthcare are accessible to everyone, people should feel encouraged and free to use these services.

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation

The foundation is a Not-for-Profit Organization organized under the laws of the State of New York is committed to positive social discourse in underrepresented communities throughout the world by encouraging emerging and established photographers working in developing nations to keep their lenses fixed on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised.

Voice Project

The Voice Project’s goal is to be on the front lines defending those who use their voice to speak out.

Vermont Studio Center

Vermont Studio Center is an organization that by its very existence communicates that art is an expression of spirit through form, and that the arts and their creation are sacred, timeless trusts.

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