Urgent Action Fund-Africa plays a unique role in Africa by providing emergency grants to women human rights defenders at risk, as well as supporting innovative strategies by coalitions of women and LBTI persons affirming their rights. UAF-Africa provides financial support and capacity building, while also producing innovative research on current issues affecting women’s rights in Africa. One grant focuses on building the Fund’s capacity to support grantees to engage in advocacy for women’s rights in issues related to environmental justice. Another grant of €20,000 contributed to organising the annual meeting of African women’s funds that was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in August. The grant amendment of €24,600 supported 12 women’s funds to attend the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in Johannesburg in December.