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Sectors: Education - Training, Human Rights, Justice - Security

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Union, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Supporting civil society initiatives aimed at promoting equality before the law and equal access to justice
Main beneficiaries: CSO, NGO, independent political foundations

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Supporting civil society initiatives aimed at promoting equality before the law and equal access to justice
Main beneficiaries: CSO, NGO, independent political foundations

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Objectives
* Support civil society initiatives aimed at promoting equality before the law and equal access to justice, for poor and vulnerable groups, facing violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms;
* Defend and promote the rights of vulnerable groups, such as women, persons with disability, and gender-religion-caste-ethnicity based minorities, through improved and equitable access to justice;
* Strengthen the criminal justice system to make it more equitable, effective, accessible and accountable;

Priorities
* Project proposals must address at least one of the following priorities

* Priority A:
– Support human rights defenders and civil society organisations in countering human rights violations and attacks against fundamental freedoms through improved and equitable access to justice. This includes
promotion of legal empowerment and awareness of the most vulnerable groups;
* Priority B:
– Improve accountability and transparency in the criminal justice system, ensuring upholding of the law and legal procedures with sensitivity to the rights of victims and the most vulnerable groups. This includes promoting impactful solutions through the use of technology to make the law work for people

Among financed actions
* Capacity building activities targeting relevant stakeholders;
* Awareness raising, campaigning and educational activities;
* Monitoring, Research, Documentation and fact-finding activities;
* Provide legal aid and assistance;
* Strategic litigation to challenge discriminatory laws;
* Policy Advocacy & lobbying activities, including drafting legislations, policy papers, submissions to UN mechanisms etc;
* Promoting collaborative platforms: networking, coordination and cooperation;
* Outreach, publication and visibility activities;
* Develop technology-based solutions to make justice work for people: application, adaptation and or scaling of tested successful technologies

Additional information
* This is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the project: between 36 and 48 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person; 
– Be a civil society organisations, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community-based organisations, private sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations, and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level; 
– Be a public sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks at local, national, regional, and international level;
– Lead applicant that is not established in India must act together with at least one co-applicant established in India;
– Indian entities must have a valid Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) registration at the time of application