Give An Award
Rights defender fund
Your contribution will be part of the sum given to an Asian Human Rights Defender Award laureate. The person may be alive or dead. If they are dead, the money will go to someone who is continuing the struggle for human rights in their name. If you wish, your own name, or the name of another person or an organisation on your behalf, will be...
Keep A Story
One voice recorder
Instead of buying a high-tech device for your own family or friend, why not get one for someone who really needs it? A digital voice recorder in the hands of an activist in India can record the voices of people who will never be heard without it. A digital camera in the hands of a rights defender in Bangladesh will capture the images that the...
Free A Prisoner
One legal defense
Your small contribution will be enough to cover the costs of a lawyer appearing for an entire court case in Burma. Think about it. This amount doesn't cover the cost of even an hour of a lawyer's time in many countries; perhaps yours too. But for a rural family in Burma, it could be the difference between having to sell precious livestock or mortgage their...
Launch An Activist
One week of free lunch
You can help launch one of a new generation of Asian activists by paying for a week of food and travel expenses for one human rights intern. Some food and a bus fare may not sound like anything special, but it is. Through this gift, you will be nourishing and transporting this person while he or she gets great opportunities to speak, learn, listen and...
Shelter A Victim
One month of housing
Your gift will help cover the basic costs of housing a torture victim in Sri Lanka for one month. The recipient of your gift may be a young boy or his mother: someone forced from home by events beyond their control, someone now depending on the goodwill of others to get life back on track. And with a place to stay and people to help,...
Document A Death
One documented killing
You can pay for the cost of documenting one of these killings. Once documented, the case will be raised through all sorts of national, regional and international advocacy. This is not a happy gift, but it is a necessary one: without it, there can be no possibility of justice, no prospect of ending the bloodshed. These stories must be recorded and told. This is being...
Make An Appeal
10 urgent letters
Your gift of ten urgent appeal letters will break the silence on one or more abuses of human rights in Asia. You will pay for the cost of sending the letters by fax and mail to government officials, international rights monitors and others around the world. These appeal letters have a track record of effecting change, and you can be confident that your letters too...