Grant Fund 2012 - AUSAID: Human Rights Grants Scheme 2012-2013 Now Open

Posted by Shofi Fida Tuesday, July 24, 2012 0 comments
The Human Rights Grants Scheme is available for projects that support direct grassroots human rights intervention, including human rights training. This is a competitive annual funding scheme that provides grants of up to $100,000 to facilitate direct grass roots human rights interventions.

Grants are awarded to organisations and projects that help to:
§ prevent or end human rights violations
§ promote positive change in government policies
§ monitor and report on human rights violations
§ educate human rights victims, workers or defenders
§ promote the implementation of international human rights standards
§ strengthen human rights institutions and mechanisms.

To be eligible for funding in 2012-2013, organisations must be operating in one or more of the following countries:
§ Africa: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of CongoEgypt, Eritrea, EthiopiaMalawi, Morocco, Somalia, South SudanTanzania, Tunisia, UgandaZimbabwe
§ Middle East: IraqJordanLebanon, Palestinian Territories
§ Asia-Pacific : AfghanistanBangladeshBurmaCambodiaChina, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, NepalPakistanPhilippinesSri LankaThailandVietnam, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
§ Latin America and Caribbean: Bolivia, BrazilColombiaGuatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Cuba, Haiti

Guidelines for the 2012–2013 round are available from 17 July 2012. Expressions of Interest must be submitted to the relevant Australian diplomatic mission by 17 August 2012.

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