EU Call for Proposals: EIDHR Country-Based Support Scheme for Uganda 2016-2017

Deadline: 13 June 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 for Uganda 2016-2017” with an aim to promote and protect the rights of Women and children in the West Nile and Karamoja sub-regions for them to enjoy peace, security and justice. Objectives Pursue common agendas for the protection of the rights of women and children … [Read more...]

The Canadian Embassy in Ukraine: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2017-2018

Deadline: 12 May 2017 The Canadian Embassy in Ukraine is seeking applications from Ukrainian community association or organizations for its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2017-2018. Thematic Priorities Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women and girls; Support of development of human potential, particularly in the areas of health, nutrition and education; Defending and securing human rights, inclusive and accountable governance, democracy, the peaceful pluralism and … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of SCA: Seeking Proposals for Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka Programme

Deadline: 12 June 2017 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for proposals that seek to bolster and enhance formal transitional justice processes in Sri Lanka with an aim to support Sri Lanka through assistance programs that promote respect for human rights and the rule of law. This includes supporting the GoSLs commitments to transitional justice through the provision … [Read more...]

Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste: Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste is seeking applications for its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects to provide assistance for social development projects designed to meet diverse needs at grass-roots level especially in rural areas. The Government of Japan’s assistance policy toward Timor-Leste has three pillars below and is based on the Strategic Development Plan (SDP) of the Government of Timor-Leste. Establishing Foundation for … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Voice’s Kenya Sudden Opportunity Grants!

Deadline: 31 December 2017 Voice is seeking applications for its Kenya Sudden Opportunity Grants, which is meant for collective action as a response towards an unexpected moment or opportunity for advocacy or mobilisation that may result in advancements for the rights of Voice Target groups; such as changes in legal decisions, policy and laws, or a shift in public attitudes and practices to eliminate discrimination, promote equal access and opportunities, enhance social well-being, confront … [Read more...]

Voice’s Kenya Empowerment Grants: Working against Stigmatisation of Marginalised and Discriminated Groups

Deadline: 31 December 2017 Voice is currently inviting applications from groups or organisations for its Kenya Empowerment Grants to raise awareness develop transformative leadership, build confidence and skills and work against stigmatisation of marginalised and discriminated groups. Empowerment of excluded groups and individuals involves the redistribution of power, so that it accumulates in the hands of marginalised and discriminated groups in society. They must have the confidence to … [Read more...]

Apply for European Photo Competition “My Europe, My Rights”!

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Group of the Party of European Socialists (PES Group) in the Committee of the Regions (CoR) is seeking entries from amateur and professional photographers for its European Photo Competition depicting “My Europe, My Rights”. Recent events including the abuse of power, violence and attacks on essential values in Europe and beyond show that nothing, not even the most fundamental rights, must be taken for granted. Fundamental human rights that were developed as … [Read more...]

The Other Foundation Research Grant: Seeking Expression of Interests from African Researchers

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Other Foundation is seeking expression of interests for its Research Grant to work with the data from the first statistically sound, nationally representative survey of opinions about homosexuality and gender non-conformity, in South Africa. During this embargoed period, the Other Foundation will support interested researchers to work with activists and advocates to deepen this knowledge and analysis further, so that more insights can inform their efforts to … [Read more...]

A List of Open Opportunities for African Countries

Among all the continents in the world, Africa is the second-largest and second-most-populous one with 54 sovereign countries—the most on any continent. Poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition and inadequate water supply and sanitation, as well as poor health, affect a large proportion of the people who reside in the African continent, which is required to be prevented by means of philanthropic approaches to help them prevail over this present state. To help into getting the opportunities which can … [Read more...]

Apply for 2017 WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism!

Deadline: 28 May 2017 Nominations are open for the 2017 World Justice Project (WJP) Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism to acknowledge journalists from around the world who have contributed to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law. Prize Information The winner will receive $10,000 USD. The winner of the WJP 2017 Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism will be announced in July of … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Riga’s Small Grants Program: Inviting Latvian NGOs

Deadline: 15 May 2017 The U.S. Embassy Riga is seeking applications for its Small Grants Program to enable the U.S. Embassy to support initiatives that contribute to more open and competitive political and economic systems and the protection of human rights. Program The implementing office at the Embassy is the Public Affairs Office (PAO), which is under the authority of the Ambassador. The Ambassador may choose whether to review and approve grant requests. Grants are aimed … [Read more...]

Access to Justice for the Juvenile Offender Population: Opportunities for Judicial and Cultural Change

Deadline: 16 June 2017 The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), is seeking applications for its “Access to Justice for the Juvenile Criminal Population: Opportunities for Judicial and Cultural Change”. Project Objectives Improve existing instruments for restorative justice procedures, by creating visualaids and reference materials to guide the application of juvenile restorative processes, with the goal of helping … [Read more...]

EU-EIDHR 2016-2017: Supporting a Civil Society through Country-Based Support Schemes (CBSS)

Deadline: 29 May 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) 2016-2017 Supporting a civil society through Country-Based Support Schemes (CBSS)” with an aim to support civil society organisations in their actions promoting and defending of human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural), as well as in the further democratisation of the society. Thematic … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for the North-South Prize 2017 of the Council of Europe!

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The Council of Europe is inviting nominees for the "North-South Prize 2017" in the following areas: defence and promotion of human rights and pluralist democracy, development of intercultural dialogue and reinforcement of the North-South partnership and solidarity. The North-South Prize distinguishes each year two personalities, one from the north, the other from the south, who have excelled in their commitment to human rights, democracy and rule of law, … [Read more...]

ECOM “Together for Our Rights” Small Grants Program: Inviting LGBTQI Community-based Organizations

Deadline: 30 April 2017 Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM) is currently inviting LGBTQI community-based organizations and initiative groups from the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia to submit project proposals for its “Together for Our Rights” Small Grants Program with an aim to identify and address stigma and discrimination, and human rights violations in access to health and HIV services that communities of gay men and other MSM, and of trans* people in their countries face … [Read more...]

DefendDefenders Safe Sisters: The East African Women’s Digital Safety Fellowship

Deadline: 25 April 2017 DefendDefenders has announced Safe Sister: The East African Women’s Digital Safety Fellowship, a program for tech-savvy women working in the human rights and media movement in East Africa. Through a combination of self-study, tool practice, mentorship, workshops, peer sharing, and small grants, this cohort of technologists will join forces to take on today’s digital challenges of women human rights defenders. Safe Sister is generously made possible by Bread for the … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Strengthening the Rule of Law, Good Governance and Human Rights in China

Deadline: 26 May 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “China - Support to strengthening the rule of law, good governance and human rights” with an aim to support the strengthening of the rule of law in China and the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms through support to civil society actors. Lots & Priorities LOT 1: Strengthening the rule of law in China and the promotion and … [Read more...]

British Embassy in Israel: Seeking Concept Notes for Programme Fund

Deadline: 30 April 2017 The British Embassy in Israel and British Consulate General in Jerusalem are seeking Concept Notes for its Programme Fund. The Embassy is seeking projects which work with Israeli and Palestinian stakeholders to effect change in one of the following areas; Protection of human rights of Palestinian minors in Israeli detention. Engaging with the Israeli authorities on improving Gaza movement and access. Themes The main strategic themes of the fund are: … [Read more...]

British Embassy Rabat Call for Concept Notes: Inviting CSOs for Promoting Human Rights in Morocco

Deadline: 19 April 2017 The British Embassy Rabat is currently accepting concept notes for its project to promote human rights in Morocco. Thematic Areas Freedom of expression and assembly Children rights Protection and promotion of women rights Rights of people with disabilities Supporting measures to enable Morocco to meet its OPCAT (Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture) commitments, including through police reforms Funding Information The British … [Read more...]

Entries Open for Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2017!

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Asia–Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) and UNICEF are seeking entries for 17th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region. The award is given each year to the best television programming on children’s rights from the Asia-Pacific region. It recognizes the efforts of broadcasters and producers in pursuing high quality children’s programming and better coverage of … [Read more...]