Grant for Democracy and Human Rights Projects Overseas 2012

Posted by Shofi Fida Monday, February 13, 2012 0 comments
The Grant for Democracy and Human Rights Projects Overseas (GDHRPO) 2012 supports work that contributes to promoting democracy and human rights and to building international solidarity. The grant will be awarded to non-government organizations (not GOs or individuals) based in civil communities which have been working in this field for more than 3 years.

The May 18 Memorial Foundation has awarded grants to a total of 34 organizations from 18 countries from 2005 to 2011. Last year the Foundation provided funds to 10 grantee organizations in 8 Countries: Cambodia, Nepal, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Burma, and Palestine. Activities made possible by the 2011 grants included training workshops, regional seminars, national-level networking events, grassroots mobilization, rallies and much more. Issues covered include: Women's democratic education and training, development training for refugee workers, migrant workers rights protection, improved economic support for refugee workers, peace, justice and the reorganization of the student movement for demilitarization, human rights education for human rights watch, protection for child human trafficking victims in South Asia, support for human rights activists legal training projects.

The grant consists of 2 main categories: 1) Project Support and 2) Organization Support. The May 18 Memorial Foundation will support 1) 4 projects from 4 organizations and 2) 2 organizations.

Grantee organizations will receive the opportunity to participate in a variety of the May 18 Memorial Foundation’s international solidarity programs such as Gwangju Asian Forum, Gwangju Human Rights Folk School and so on.


· Any organizations which have been working for more than 3 years are eligible to apply for the Grant.
· Organizations whose country belongs to OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) will not be selected unless the field of the organization's work is based in a developing country.

General Conditions

· Organizations can apply for both Project Support and Organization Support but cannot apply for all categories under both supports.
· An organization may be selected even if their projected budget is different to the grant amount. In this case, they must change their budget.
· The grant amount is set by the Foundation and cannot be changed; organizations cannot ask for any amount they would like to seek.

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