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Frontline Insights: how to enable social change through grassroots activism

Democracy and human rights are increasingly under attack around the globe. More than ever, we need dedicated local leaders and organisations to stand up for their communities and push for positive change. But what do they need to do their work? openDemocracy and the Fund for Global Human Rights have collaborated on a series exploring how funders and other allies can help grassroots activists to make a lasting difference.

This Liberian lawyer has withstood presidents, multinationals and militias

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The Fund for Global Human Rights supports courageous activists and community leaders pushing for positive social change in their communities. By investing in those on the frontlines of human rights struggles, we help build stronger, more resilient movements that can take on abusive actors – and win. We envision a world where all people live with dignity and can secure their rights. Learn more about the Fund’s work at globalhumanrights.org.

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