Saturday, 21 June 2014

Are you Human Rights Defender at Risk? The Front Line Defenders Security Grants are for You!

Deadline: Ongoing

The Front Line Defenders provides security grants to the Human Rights Defenders (HRDs – individuals and/or organizations) at risk to improve their security and protection.

Front Line Defenders aims at protecting human rights defenders at risk, people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Support Areas

  1. Physical Security of an organization
  2. Digital Security
  3. Communication Security
  4. Legal Fees for HRDs who are being judicially harassed
  5. Medical fees for HRDs who have been attacked or who have suffered a medical condition as a result of their peaceful human rights activities
  6. Family assistance for imprisoned HRDs

Grant request can be made up to €7,500 which fund emergency and general security grants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant organization must be locally based registered Human Rights Defenders organization.
  • Organizations that have applied or are already receiving funding for the same purpose elsewhere are not eligible to receive funding.
  • The grant support is not for the projects which focus on broader human rights issues rather than the specific situation of human rights defenders.
  • Applicants must commit to return the grant to Front Line Defenders f for any reason a project does not go ahead, or gets alternative funding. The grant money cannot be reallocated for other work.
  • Applications may be made in Arabic, Russian, English, French or Spanish.

For more information, please visit FLD Security Grants Program.

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