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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Justice - Security, Local development, Public Management, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Corporations, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Schools, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

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Rwanda

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Responsible: European commission

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The global objective of this call for proposals are to enhance civil society organisations’ (CSOs) contributions to governance and development processes, to enhance Local Authorities’ contributions to governance and development processes and to support CSOs, democracy activists and human rights defenders in third countries working on human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights) and democratisation.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– To strengthen the capacity of Rwandan civil society organisations to hold public authorities to account and promote more inclusive, responsive and transparent governance in Rwanda;
– To strengthen the capacity of Rwandan local authorities to promote more inclusive, responsive and transparent governance in Rwanda;
– To support Rwandan civil society organisations and human rights defenders in Rwanda working to promote freedom of expression, monitor international human rights obligations, prevent torture, monitor reports of enforced disappearances, and promote anti-discrimination.

Priorities
– Actions aimed at strengthening civil society research, evidence-based advocacy and CSO-media collaboration including developing the political economy analysis, research and budget analysis skills of Rwandan CSOs;
– Actions aimed at supporting Rwandan CSOs to use social accountability and ICT tools to promote the accountability, public transparency, and budgetary oversight of public authorities;
– Actions aimed at strengthening citizen participation (of men and women) in local government planning, monitoring and evaluation processes;
– Actions aimed at improving the accountability of local authorities and at strengthening citizen participation (of men and women) in local government planning, monitoring and evaluation processes;
– Actions aimed at improving the capacity of local authorities to engage citizens (men and women) in local revenue mobilisation;
– Actions aimed at promoting freedom of expression, investigative journalism, and access to information;
– Actions aimed at supporting Rwandan CSOs and human rights defenders working to prevent torture, other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, provide rehabilitative and legal services to victims of torture, advocate for effective safeguards to prevent torture, and to monitor reports of enforced disappearances and other similar human rights violations;
– Actions aimed at supporting Rwandan CSOs and human rights defenders to monitor the implementation of government obligations and to advocate for the inclusion of international human rights instruments in national and local policies and plans;
– Actions aimed at supporting Rwandan CSOs and human rights defenders to promote antidiscrimination and protect the rights of men and women from minorities and vulnerable groups, including those belonging to the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community, historically marginalised groups, and people with disabilities.