Thursday, 6 October 2011

ILGA-Europe Invites Proposals Within its Human Rights Violations Documentation Fund from eligible LGBTI focussed organizations

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association of European Region (ILGA-Europe) is seeking proposals within its Human Rights Violations Documentation Fund. This fund was established with the aim to work for the equality of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) people in the society. The fund implements programs for capacity building of LGBTI groups in Europe and reporting of human rights violation on the basis of sexual orientation.
Goals of the Fund

        to work towards LGBTI equality by gathering evidence of human rights violations and supporting evidence-based advocacy throughout Europe
        to promote documentation of cases of discrimination, hate crimes and other human rights violations against LGBTI people according to the international human rights documentation standards
        to build capacity of LGBTI Organizations in Europe to monitor and document human rights violations on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression
        to enable use of well-documented information for advocacy purposes at the national level
        to develop methodology and tools that can be replicated in other European countries for collection of reliable information on human rights violations

The Fund will support small and medium-scale projects (up to 5,000 euros with no minimum amount requirement). The projects should produce or disseminate reports on the current situation and cases from immediate past. The reports should have the potential to be used for advocacy purposes.

Eligibility Criteria
        proposals will be accepted from officially registered with local authorities LGBT Organizations or unregistered initiative groups (in countries, where there are no registered LGBT NGOs)
        countries eligible are Western NIS (Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus), Southern Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia), the Western Balkans (Albania and former Yugoslavia), the 12 new EU member states and Turkey
        for projects on documentation of human rights violations on the grounds of gender identity and expression, all European countries are eligible

Applicants are encouraged to work on any theme they believe is important in their context and has an advocacy potential at the national and European levels. The information contained in the documentation reports may subsequently be used by ILGA-Europe in its lobbying activities with the European institutions: European Union, Council of Europe, the OSCE and the UN. Historical projects are not eligible.

Your proposals will be evaluated taking into account the capacity of your Organization to implement the project, the goals of the project, detailed description of methodology you will use for documentation, advocacy potential of the information collected and how you plan in concrete ways to use this potential.

The decision will be made by a board of independent experts within 6 weeks from the time the proposal was submitted.

Last date for submitting the proposals is October 15, 2011.

For more information and details, you can visit this link.

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