International Consortium Launches NGO Assistance Fund in Vilnius | Freedom House

International Consortium Launches NGO Assistance Fund in Vilnius

 
 
 
 
 
                   Freedom House announced on July 1 at the Community of Democracies Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania the launch of an international consortium to support NGOs facing mounting threats. In attendance were Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Freedom House President, David J. Kramer and representatives from the consortium. The Embattled NGO Assistance Fund will help activists withstand pressure and continue defending citizens’ rights and freedoms. The consortium includes NGOs from Ireland, South Africa, Thailand the Czech Republic and Sweden.  
Read the press release here.
See photos from the event here.

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