MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
The Arab Human Rights Fund (AHRF) is a not-for-profit philanthropic organization that provides support for the promotion and realization of all human rights in the Arab region. The AHRF defines 'all human rights' as those enumerated in the International Bill of Rights and all international instruments dealing with human rights and humanitarian law. It carries out its responsibilities and programs in accordance with these rights and principles without discrimination by reason of gender, ethnicity, religion, national or social status, political opinion or any other distinction. The AHRF is independent of any governmental, political, religious or other interests and is committed to operating with transparency and accountability.
The Arab Human Rights Fund is dedicated to:
- Providing financial and technical support to human rights defenders and organizations in the Arab region.
- Securing resources for human rights initiatives from foundations and individuals in the region and among the Diaspora.
- Promoting social justice and human rights philanthropy to ensure sustainable support for the long-term efforts of human rights defenders in the region.
Transparency and Accountability
In 2010, in keeping with its commitment to excellence, the Board of Directors commissioned an independent evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the Fund and its overall progress in fulfilling its mandate. In 2011 the Fund carried out intensive institutional work to address the recommendations of the evaluator. To receive a summary of the evaluator's report, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arab Human Rights Fund is a philanthropic organization registered as a non-profit foundation, or Stichting in The Netherlands, where its liquid assets are maintained. The Fund’s main office is in Beirut, Lebanon, where it is a registered branch of "AHRF Stichting."