Nominations Open for the Stop Slavery Award! Recognising Concrete Steps Towards Eradication of Forced Labour

Deadline: 13 August 2017 Applications are open for the Stop Slavery Award, launched by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, as an action resulting from the 2015 Trust Women Conference. The initiative recognises companies that have taken concrete steps to eradicate forced labour from their supply chains. The aim is to create a virtuous cycle, a positive paradigm to demonstrate that business can play a critical role in putting an end to modern-day slavery worldwide. The Stop Slavery Award gives … [Read more...]

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

Deadline: 20 March 2017 Applications are open for the U.S. Embassy Riga’s Small Grants Program to support initiatives that contribute to more open and competitive political and economic systems and the protection of human rights. Program Grants are aimed primarily at Latvian NGOs. Grants are awarded on the basis of a determination of need by the PAO staff. Funds are disbursed by the Public Affairs Officer or other public diplomacy grants officer. The implementing office at the … [Read more...]

Submit Entries to Participate in Global Shining Light Award!

Deadline: 15 May 2017 Entries are invited to be submitted for the Global Shining Light Award presented by Global Investigative Journalism Network, to honor investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. Each year dozens of journalists and media workers are killed – and hundreds more are attacked, imprisoned or threatened – just for doing their job. Many of these violations of free expression occur in developing or … [Read more...]

Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship and Research Grant 2017

Deadline: 13 April 2017 The Centre for East European Studies of University of Warsaw is seeking applications for its Krzysztof Skubiszewski Scholarship and Research Grant 2017. The scholarship and the research grant are open to candidates from Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia & the Caucasus. The scholarship holder will be given the opportunity to conduct academic research in Poland during the 2017/2018 academic year in collaboration with … [Read more...]

The Sparkplug Foundation: Supporting the Development of Emerging Democratic Movements and Communities

Deadline: 10 April 2017 The Sparkplug Foundation is seeking applications for its grant program with an aim to support the development of emerging democratic movements and communities working on issues of local democracy, justice, and sustainable energy in the rebuilding of the U.S. and global economies. The Sparkplug Foundation is a family foundation that funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education and community organizing. Eligibility … [Read more...]

Voice’s Mali Influence Grant: Giving Voice to Marginalized and Discriminated Groups

Deadline: 15 March 2017 Voice is seeking applications for its Mali Influence Grant to target civil society organizations and networks to strengthen their capacity to lobby and advocate and to give voice to marginalized and discriminated groups. All organizations, whether formal, platforms or civil society networks, may be eligible for Voice grants. Grants awarded by Voice should focus on the themes and objectives defined by Voice in Mali. A request is rejected if it does not sufficiently … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Colombo Public Affairs Section: Grants Program for Maldives 2017

Deadline: 14 April 2017 The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) is seeking applications for its Public Diplomacy Grants Program for Maldives 2017. Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society including non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, universities, schools, and individuals. Goals Promote tolerance, by funding proposals that combat hate and build community cohesion; engage at-risk youth; promote digital literacy; and engage communities on … [Read more...]

British Embassy Ankara Call for Concept Bids: Inviting Organisations for British Embassy Programme Fund

Deadline: 3 March 2017 The British Embassy Ankara is inviting applicants for its British Embassy Programme Fund (BEF) with an aim to support programme activity in line with the UK government’s foreign policy objectives in Turkey during financial year 2017/18. Objectives Enable strong rule of law, including through strengthening reforms in the justice sector, countering corruption, tackling organised crime and promoting human rights Support the strengthening of core institutions to … [Read more...]

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA): Call for Proposals for INGOs 2017

Deadline: 16 March 2017 The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) has launched a Call for Proposals for International Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs) for support in Development Cooperation. Goals The objectives of Finland's INGO cooperation are: to support the achievement of the goals of Finland's development policy to strengthen civil societies and democracies in developing countries Focus Areas Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Irish Aid Casement Fellowship in Human Rights!

Deadline: 17 March 2017 The Irish Aid is currently seeking applications for its "Casement Fellowship in Human Rights" to provide talented candidates with the opportunity to pursue advanced education and professional development in Ireland in order to contribute to the future development of Nigeria. The Roger Casement fellowship has been established to honour the memory of the Irish human rights activist Roger Casement who spent some of his early working life in Calabar, Nigeria. He was an … [Read more...]

Help Call for Proposals: Promotion and Protection of Human Rights of Roma, Egyptians & Other Vulnerable Groups

Deadline: 13 April 2017 The Help - Helping people help themselves is seeking proposals for projects "Promotion and protection of human rights of Roma, Egyptians and other vulnerable groups" to strengthen the role of civil society among RE population, promote RE culture, tradition and RE social and political activism. The project “Promotion and protection of human rights of Roma, Egyptians and other vulnerable groups” will achieve a set of results that will ensure overall improvement of the … [Read more...]

The Embassy of Finland in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia: Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC)

Deadline: 13 March 2017 The Embassy of Finland in Addis Abeba is seeking applications for its Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) to support local civil society organizations and small-scale businesses to complement the bilateral development cooperation of Finland in Ethiopia. The FLC is expected to contribute towards the four goals of Finland’s development policy. Focus Areas The rights and status of women and girls have strengthened; Developing countries' own economies have generated … [Read more...]

Voice’s Niger Influence Grant: Targeting Organizations and Networks of Civil Society

Deadline: 2 May 2017 Voice is seeking applications for its Niger Influence Grant to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and networks to lobby and advocate and give voice to marginalized and discriminated groups. Objectives Improved access to resources (productive) (e.g. finance, water and earth) and employment Improved access to social services, health and education in particular The space for participation and citizen engagement Target Groups People … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in the Gender and Technology Institute in Asia!

Deadline: 27 February 2017 Tech-based violence and threats targeted against women activists, rights defenders and journalists is endemic to the internet today. Therefore, Tactical Technology Collective invites participations for the Gender and Technology Institute (GTI) in Asia with an aim to build participants' skills and knowledge in using digital technologies, to enable them to be informed users of technology and to build movement-based discussions around security and privacy from a gendered … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Colombo Public Affairs Section Small Grants Program for Sri Lanka

Deadline: 14 April 2017 The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) is seeking applications for its Small Grants Program. Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society including non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, universities, schools, and individuals. Goals To receive funding, grants must support one of the following goals: Promote reconciliation, through programs which promote social integration among all segments of society; encourage … [Read more...]

Embassy of Finland: Inviting Moldovan NGOs for Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC)

Deadline: 10 March 2017 The Embassy of Finland, Bucharest is seeking proposals for its Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) to complement other Finnish development efforts in the fields of poverty reduction and environmentally, economically and socially sustainable development, human rights, democracy and good governance and civil society strengthening. Priority Areas Support to strengthening the capacity of individuals and authorities to promote human rights of people with disabilities, … [Read more...]

11th Francophone Fund for Human Rights: Supporting Grassroots Initiatives for Protection of Human Rights

Deadline: 10 March 2017 The International organization of Francophonie (OIF) is seeking proposals for the 11th edition of its Francophone Fund for Human Rights “Martine ANSTETT” (FFDH) that is devoted to the protection of the rights of migrants in the french speaking world. The FFDH aims to support grassroots initiatives and projects for the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy and peace. Approaches Provide practical solutions to the problems of migrants Encourage … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award! Honoring Courageous Non-governmental Human Rights Defenders Worldwide

Deadline: 31 March 2017 Nominations are open for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to honor the courageous and innovative individuals striving for social justice throughout the world. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award was established in 1984. Robert F. Kennedy believed that each individual holds the power to invoke change, that a single voice has the ability to declare an iniquity, and that each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out … [Read more...]

Black Sea Trust Call for Proposals: Inviting Civil Society from Turkey to Promote Human Values and Rights

Deadline: 17 March  2017 The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation has announced its new call for project proposals for civil society from Turkey. The projects should be initiated by civil society and academia, which can effectively and efficiently engage the targeted audiences. Focus Areas Promoting universal human values and rights Addressing divisions and polarization in Turkish society Supporting pluralistic and dialog based political process Promoting Turkey – U.S. - EU … [Read more...]

Open Technology Fund: Apply for Internet Freedom Fund to Promote Human Rights and Advance Safe Access to Global Communications Networks

Deadline: 1 March 2017 The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is currently accepting applications for its Internet Freedom Fund, a way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks. The Internet Freedom Fund improves existing internet freedom tools, invests in next-generation tools that move beyond the traditional … [Read more...]

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