Human Rights Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 78 staff members around Ukraine. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Established in 2002, Human Rights Foundation is known for its accurate monitoring records, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local activists.
Each year, Human Rights Foundation implements dozens of initiatives focused on the most acute human rights violations in 20 regions of Ukraine, generating extensive coverage in local and national media. With the leverage this brings, Human Rights Foundation meets with state bodies, international organizations, financial institutions, and local municipalities to press for changes in policy and practice that promote peacebuilding, human rights and justice around the country.
We here at the Human Rights Foundation believe it does not take much to make a difference in this world. We want to show that making a difference doesn’t require big money—it requires only big ideas. We believe one euro can save a life!
We believe that the best way to approach community development is to partner with local experts, grassroots organizations.
Most of our projects are initiated by our local partners who understand the challenges and opportunities of the particular context they are living and working in.
To date, Human Rights Foundation has implemented over 130 projects in 20 regions of Ukraine as well as at home in Kiev. Our work spreads across remote and rural territories in Ukraine.