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 coalitions, academic department/specialized institutions for potential partnership with UNDP in delivering planned activities and output of the Human Rights Programme.

Thematic Areas

  • Human Rights in general
  • Ethnic minority rights
  • Women Rights
  • Child Rights
  • Rights of the persons with disabilities
  • Rights of excluded groups

Funding Information

The size of small grants and approval authority will be as follows:

  • LOT 1: Below $10, 000
  • LOT 2: Above $10, 000
  • LOT 3: for specialized CSOs (including acamedic department and, or specialized institutions)
    • Grant Size: $30, 000 for national/local level campaigns on women/girls/youth rights with schools/college/university and communities.
    • Grant Size: $19, 000 for community-based awareness, cultural events, interactive events, theatres jointly with CSOs, educational institutions & youths.
    • Grant Size: $12500 (for specialized institutions) for developing multiethnic/multi-religious forums at regional/district levels and organizing peace building events to promote minority rights at local level.

Programme Outcomes

The Human Rights Programme has five outcomes:

  • Strengthened capacity of the National Human Rights Commission to deliver on its mandate.
  • Enhanced capacity of civil society and community based organizations to engage in human rights advocacy and awareness raising.
  • Enhanced capacity of law enforcement agencies, in particular police, on human rights issues.
  • Strengthened capacity of national stakeholders to better protect and promote women’s rights.
  • Strengthened capacity of national stakeholders to better protect and promote the rights of ethnic minorities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Hold a valid registration
  • Working experience in the area of human rights in plain lands, particular experience related minorities, gender, children, persons with disabilities and exculed communitites, desirable
  • Evidence indicating transparent and accountable financial management systems
  • Existence of organizational policy/practice adopting a human rights based approach/innovative initiatives/strong outreach in the areas of programming
  • Proven track record in the human rights sector
  • Other value-added criteria as and when required

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Bangladesh

For more information, please visit Request for Applications.

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