2016 INGO Call for Proposals: Supporting the Work of Human Rights Defenders

Deadline: 1 August 2016

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) is seeking Proposals from International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) for human rights work that has the development and welfare of developing countries.

Focus Areas

  • Fighting Impunity for human rights violations: Aim to promote human rights through work that contributes to the elimination of impunity for human rights violations.
    • Funding available: The total amount of funding available for this thematic area is maximum 2 100 000 euros (for 3 years), the funding being subject to parliamentary approval.
  • Support for Human Rights Defenders: Aim to promote an enabling environment for human rights promotion and support the work of human rights defenders.
    • Funding available: The total amount of funding available for this thematic area is maximum 1 300 000 euros (for 3 years), the funding being subject to parliamentary approval.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The MFA considers INGOs to be non-profit organisations that operate politically and administratively independent of governments. To be eligible an INGO has to meet the following Minimum Requirements.
  • The INGO has to have:
    • at least three different nationalities represented in its governing structures;
    • operations in more than two countries;
    • been registered /or legally competent for at least two years;
    • funding from at least one other source.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries:

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti , Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia,  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kenya, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe, Armenia, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tokelau, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, China (People’s Republic of), Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gabon, Grenada, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Panama, Peru, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.


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