Human, Civil & Legal Rights


Human, civil and legal rights is a priority theme of The Myer Foundation, aligning with the organisations and beyond grantmaking strategic pillars of our current strategy. It’s an area that continues to grow in importance in Australia, across a range of issues including laws relating to journalism and reporting, reproductive health rights, LGBTI rights, refugee law, laws relating to the right to protest and access to legal assistance.

Grantmaking within the theme of human, civil and legal rights, includes the following:

  • support for organisations providing access to justice or promoting or defending human, civil and legal rights
  • support for organisations supporting the promotion of a society that respects and honours human rights
  • support for the provision of access to justice.

This funding stream does not directly fund the provision of legal services for individuals or organisations. Rather, emphasis is placed on organisational support or development.

Organisations and initiatives supported through this theme include: