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General Purposes

Open Briefing

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period December 1, 2023–November 30, 2025
  • Location Penzance, United Kingdom
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

This grant provides support to Open Briefing whose goal is to maintain an open civic space for civil society to operate without reprisals and indiscriminate attacks. The grantee plans to address this work at two levels. Firstly, it aims to provide holistic safety and security support to human rights defenders. This support includes physical, cyber and psychological offerings. Secondly, it will use the lessons it learns in providing individual human rights defenders support to be part of global conversations on the importance of maintaining an open civic space. Open Briefing is an organization that builds resilience and resistance among the people and communities that challenge power. Established in 2011, the grantee has thus far answered 347 calls for assistance to human rights defenders in 68 countries.