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

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Africa-Carribean-Pacific: Botswana


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to increase and deepen civil society organisations’ engagement in human rights and democracy in Botswana and to channel that into concrete actions.

Priorities and funded actions:

– Provision of nation-wide human rights/civic education
– Supporting the rights of the child and strengthening child protection mechanisms at all levels
– Advocacy and promotion of broad and inclusive political and social dialogue on: minority/ indigenous rights the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons; and/or the death penalty

– To target also deprived and remote areas outside Gaborone
– To form relevant partnerships in order to achieve greater impact and outreach
– To use innovative methods to promote human rights

Among financed actions
– Awareness raising campaigns and/or lobbying activities for informing public opinion and key decision makers, e.g. on the contents of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
– Improving social, economic and political participation of indigenous groups through promoting dialogue with authorities
– Advocacy to the public and decision-makers, e.g. for legal and constitutional reform to restrict or abolish the death penalty and the promotion of the signature, ratification and implementation of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
– Creating opportunities for dialogue with authorities on LGBTI issues
– Civic education on human rights
– Organizing of public debates and sessions
– Capacity building activities