EU Call for Proposals: EIDHR Country Based Support Schemes in Jamaica and Belize

Deadline: 10 May 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Based Support Schemes in  Jamaica and Belize” to strengthen the role played by civil society organizations in Jamaica and Belize in promoting human rights and democracy. Objectives The promotion of equal rights for all including the defence of victims of abuse and the fight against discrimination based on … [Read more...]

UNESCO GEM Report Youth Photo Contest 2017: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship

Deadline: 10 April 2017 Applications are currently open for UNESCO's 2017 GEM Report Youth Photo contest: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship. The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) focuses on education and aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. One of the targets - Target 4.7 - in the new global education goal truly captures the transformative aspirations of the new Sustainable … [Read more...]

UNDP/South Sudan: Inviting CSOs and NGOs for Small Grants Program

Deadline: 20 April 2017 The UNDP country office in South Sudan is currently inviting CSOs/NGOs for Small Grants to Establish Community based Entry Point to Referral Pathways through the Engagement and Training of Female Community Leaders as Community Paralegals. The purpose of the grant is support and strengthen the capacity of CSOs/NGOs/CBOs with the objective of enhancing paralegal services at community level specifically through engagement and training of female community leaders as … [Read more...]

UNDP/South Sudan: Inviting CSOs for Small Grants to Establish and Implement a Legal Aid Scheme

Deadline: 12 April 2017 The UNDP country office in South Sudan is seeking an implementing partner or Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to develop and implement a Legal Aid and Assistance Scheme that will be funded under UNDP’s Support to Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project. The Project aims to contribute to national priorities as articulated in the South Sudan Development Plan (SSDP) Conflict Prevention & Security Pillar. The specific Rule of Law Sector Objective is “to strengthen … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Human Rights Tulip Award 2017!

Deadline: 10 April 2017 Human Rights Tulip, an award of the Dutch government, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  is currently open for nominations recognising courageous human rights defenders who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. Since its establishment in 2008, the Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to individuals and organisations from a variety of countries. The prize is intended to help human rights defenders to learn from each other. The winner of the … [Read more...]

Norwegian Human Rights Fund: Protecting Rights of Vulnerable and Marginalized Individuals and Groups

Deadline: 5 May 2017 The Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF) is currently accepting applications for its Grants Program with an aim to support professional human rights actors’ working for the protection of the rights of vulnerable and marginalized individuals and groups through initiatives such as legal assistance, advocacy work, documentation and rights education. Objectives Work against impunity and for access to justice work against discrimination and/or marginalisation of … [Read more...]

UNDP/South Sudan: Call for Proposals for Small Grants to Conduct Outreach for Transitional Justice

Deadline: 11 April 2017 The UNDP country office in South Sudan under its Access to Justice and Rule of Law (A2J/RoL) project is currently inviting Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) including NGOs and/or CBOs for its Small Grants to Conduct Outreach for Transitional Justice that reach out to the general public and create awareness while collecting perceptions on transitional justice issues and the mechanisms provided by Chapter V mechanisms of the ARCSS. Within this context and framework, UNDP … [Read more...]

UNDP South Sudan: Call for Proposals for Small Grants to Establish Victim Support Groups

Deadline: 20 April 2017 UNDP South Sudan is seeking proposals from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) including NGOs and/or CBOs for its Small Grants to Establish Victim Support Groups. The overall objective of the grant is to establish, support and coordinate a victims group at national/state level to provide victims with information on their rights and the channels available to them. This will contribute to a coordinated, holistic and victim-centred approach to support victims of … [Read more...]

British Embassy Buenos Aires: Seeking Proposals for Project Fund 2017 in Argentina

Deadline: 7 April 2017 The British Embassy Buenos Aires is currently accepting proposals for its Project Fund 2017 in order to ensure the provisional allocation for projects that are of high quality and deliver value for money. Priorities Promoting Prosperity: Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Financial Crime Tackling corruption; delivering Argentina’s Anti-corruption Summit commitments; meeting OECD’s standards on anti-bribery, corruption and money laundering; Improving … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) for Cameroon 2016-17

Deadline: 5 May 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Cameroon 2016-17” to support civil society and social partners in implementing actions aiming at defending and promoting Human Rights. Priority Sectors Sector I: "Social cohesion": Promoting civil liberties, especially freedom of association and assembly Promoting the right to a cultural identity and an … [Read more...]

British Embassy’s Bilateral Programme Fund: Supporting Human Rights, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Deadline: 2 April 2017 The British Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce its project proposals for its "Bilateral Programme Fund" to promote respect for human rights, with a special emphasis on minority groups, and to strengthen the justice systems in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The Fund also aims to boost innovation and provide support to budding entrepreneurs, with a view to encouraging economic development in both countries. Focus Areas Promoting the rights of indigenous … [Read more...]

Embassy of Finland Call for Project Proposals: Funds for Local Cooperation

Deadline: 31 March 2017 The Embassy of Finland is seeking project proposals for its Funds for Local Cooperation (FLC) to promote peace, stability, democracy, Rule of Law and human rights broadly in the Middle East. The goal of the FLC Programme therefore is to support the building of trust between Israelis and Palestinians for the benefit of these long-term goals. Funds for Local Cooperation (FLCs) of the Embassy of Finland are an instrument of Finnish development cooperation. They are … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: EIDHR Country-based Support Schemes Philippines 2016-2017

Deadline: 26 May 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “EIDHR Country-based Support Schemes Philippines 2016-2017” with an aim to support the work of civil society organisations, including human rights organisations, in addressing the needs of vulnerable and socially-excluded groups with a particular focus on supporting the empowerment of these groups to claim their rights. The programme is divided into three lots: Lot 1: Support … [Read more...]

USAID/West Bank and Gaza Request for Applications: Inviting Applications for Local Initiatives 2017

Deadline: 24 April 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to West Bank and Gaza is currently seeking applications for its "Local Initiatives 2017" in order to empower Palestinian civil society to hold the public and private sectors accountable. Civil society organizations (CSOs) play a crucial role in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem in bringing about concrete, sustainable and locally-owned change. In line with its long-time commitment to supporting … [Read more...]

Applications Open for The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Grants for UK

Deadline: 10 April 2017 The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is currently seeking applications for its Grants programmes. Types of Grants The JRCT supports the following types for grants programmes: Peace and Security Power and Accountability Rights and Justice Sustainable Future Northern Ireland Cross-cutting Funding Priorities Challenging militarism Activities highlights and holds the UK government to account for the human, economic, environmental and … [Read more...]

Equitas Call for Proposals: 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education in Canada

Deadline: 30 April 2017 Applications are open for 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education on the theme Bridging our diversities, in Canada. The Organizing Committee is seeking workshop submissions and paper proposals for the Conference, in English or French. This conference will provide opportunities to share existing HRE experiences and tools. It will create spaces where practitioners, policy-makers and academics can explore how HRE can build more peaceful and equitable … [Read more...]

UNDP Human Rights Programme: Supporting Civil Society Organizations under the Challenge Fund in Bangladesh

Deadline: 6 April 2017 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking applications for its "National Human Rights Programme" to enhance capacity and engagement of CSOs/CBOs in Human Rights awareness, rights-issue based advocacy and rights claiming actions in specific areas of Bangladesh. Human Rights Programme (HRP) is an integral part of rights-based programming effort of the UNDP supported by a consortium of donors. The programme is open to all Bangladeshi CSOs/CBOs, CSO … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: EIDHR Country-Based Support Scheme (CBSS) 2016 & 2017 in Palestine

Deadline: 25 April 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country-Based Support Scheme (CBSS) 2016 & 2017” in order to strengthen the role of Palestinian civil society (CS) in the promotion and monitoring of human rights to increase the ownership of the local NGOs and support their own initiatives as to build their project management capacities as well as … [Read more...]

Open Society Youth Exchange Fellowships: Inviting Young Persons of the US with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Deadline: 7 April 2017 The Open Society Foundations’ Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Human Rights Initiative, seeks applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships. The Community Youth Fellowships will support dynamic activists aged 18-25 who want to implement a project of their own design that advances human rights anywhere in the United States.  This opportunity is specifically for young persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through these fellowships, the Open … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundation for South Africa: Promoting the Values, Institutions and Practices of an Open, Non-racial and Non-sexist, Democratic, Civil society

Deadline: 30 March 2017 The Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) is seeking Expressions of Interest to promote the values, institutions and practices of an open, non-racial and non-sexist, democratic, civil society. OSF-SA supports a vigorous and autonomous civil society in which the rule of law and divergent opinions are respected. OSF-SA is a South African grant-making organisation and is a part of the Open Society Foundations. Focus Areas The Justice, Equality and Rights … [Read more...]

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