Oak Grantee Arab Human Rights Fund Receives Award


Oak Foundation grantee the Arab Human Rights Fund (AHRF) has won the first Middle East Philanthropy Award.


According to Campden Wealth, which along with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank was one of the organisers of the event, the award was launched to “honour the individuals, foundations and initiatives that have made outstanding contributions in their respective fields.”


The AHRF is a not-for-profit philanthropic organisation that promotes human rights in the Arab region. It does this by: providing financial and technical support to human rights defenders and organisations; securing financial resources for human rights initiatives; and promoting social justice and human rights philanthropy.


Since 2009 the AHRF has granted close to USD 2 million to 80 organisations or individuals in 20 Arab countries to support a wide range of human rights efforts.

According to Executive Director, Dr. Elie Abouaoun, “this award is the culmination of several years of hard work supporting human rights and promoting social justice in the Middle East. It recognises the team’s innovative efforts in the area of philanthropy, which is new to this region.”