International Consortium Launches NGO Assistance Fund in Vilnius
July 1, 2011
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.