Freedom of Expression

Support community activists defending digital rights


In this season of giving and all year long, Access Now is committed to supporting those who are making a real difference in the fight to defend human rights for people most at risk.

Civil society around the globe is facing increasing censorship, restrictions on operations, and threats to physical safety. And for human rights defenders, women, LGBT advocates, journalists, and others, the very act of posting something on social media or writing a blog is often an act of defiance and extraordinary courage. That is why we are working to equip the global human rights community with the necessary tools to build and protect digital safe spaces.

One way we do this is through our grants program, which, so far, has funded 67 projects in 29 countries, helping local activists to deepen their impact, strengthen their digital security, and scale up new initiatives at the intersection of human rights and technology. By resourcing the grassroots, we are helping to expand and diversify the global digital rights movement, and therefore empower it.

All of our grantees are doing amazing work, from defending privacy and free expression to training their communities on digital security to holding corporations accountable for their impact on human rights. You can meet a few of them here.

Every cent you give today will go directly to grassroots activists. Will you donate to help our partners continue to defend and extend digital rights around the world?

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