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Sectors: Culture - Media, Human Rights, Information, Justice - Security

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

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– Lot 1: Tanzania, Member State of the European Union, European Economic Area, country eligible for the 11th European Development Fund
– Lot 2: any country

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WE Funding – CSO-LA/EIDHR- Support…
Funds for: Support and strengthen CSOs and human rights defenders’ contribution towards the promotion of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democracy in Tanzania
Main beneficiaries: CSO, institutions, organisations, NGO, independent political foundations

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Support and strengthen CSOs and human rights defenders’ contribution towards the promotion of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democracy in Tanzania
Main beneficiaries: CSO, institutions, organisations, NGO, independent political foundations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Lot 1 and 2:
– Support and strengthen CSOs and human rights defenders’ contribution towards the promotion of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democracy in Tanzania

* Lot 1 CSOs:
– Support CSOs efforts in promoting freedom of expression, access to information, press freedom and reinforcing media capacities, with special focus on women and youth;
– Increase CSOs’ contribution toward a culture of peace, conflict prevention and inclusive democracy in the United Republic of Tanzania, and in particular in the archipelago of Zanzibar

* Lot 2 EIDHR: 
– Support human rights and human rights defenders in situations where they are most at risk;
– Promote participatory democracy through CSOs engagement in electoral processes

Priorities
* Lot 1 CSOs:
– Create a more conducive environment for civil society and media stakeholders;
– Promote freedom of expression and access to information for all citizens;
– Build capacity of civil society organisations and media stakeholders to report, document, monitor, advocate and raise awareness on topics related to the fundamental freedoms;
– Promote structured dialogue between government, media stakeholders and CSOs, particularly those representing women and youth, on access to information, freedom of expression and press freedom;
– Ensure the active participation of youth and women in media and through media;
– Promote the participation of individuals and communities to take an active role in managing and resolving conflicts at all levels;
– Contribute to develop a peaceful and inclusive society in the United Republic of Tanzania, and in particular in the archipelago of Zanzibar;
– Establish and deepen dialogue between CSOs and government in the United Republic of Tanzania, and in particular in the archipelago of Zanzibar

* Lot 2 EIDHR:
– Protect the most vulnerable, marginalized and/or, stigmatized and/or isolated populations, with particular attention to women and children;
– Support whistle blowers, victims or witnesses of human rights violations and human right defenders;
– Contribute to legal reforms in line with international standards for human rights and democracy;
– Establish or strengthen dialogue and mediation mechanisms among electoral stakeholders;
– Encourage transparency and accountability of the electoral stakeholders;
– Promote freedom of association and assembly and freedom of expression all along the electoral cycle;
– Foster CSOs capacity in voters’ and civic education as well as electoral observation, with a particular focus on women and youth;
– Foster citizens active participation and increase voters turn out, especially for youth and women

Among financed actions
* For Lot 1 and Lot 2:
– Studies, mapping research, surveys, participatory assessments and knowledge dissemination;
– Awareness raising, information campaigns and dissemination of good practices, international standards and commitments;
– Outreach activities and dialogue with concerned stakeholders, including active engagement with media to support an inclusive approach;
– Policy development, policy advice, policy dialogue, consultations and ongoing oversight for the improvement of the administrative/ institutional/legal framework in priority sectors;
– Advocacy, lobbying and strategic litigation to push for legal reforms, to influence policy–making or to counter restrictions imposed on CSOs, human rights defenders, media and other non-state actors;
– Supporting CSOs and media in promoting accountability and transparency at national and local level; 

* For Lot 1 CSO: 
– Supporting media capacity-building, especially in investigative journalism, monitoring and documenting violations of fundamental freedoms and shrinking civic space;
– Organise fora for information sharing and dialogue platforms between CSOs, media and government on press freedom, freedom of expression and access to information;
– Supporting the development or strengthen institutions that safeguard the independence of the media, combat censorship and promote public access to information;
– Strengthening women and youth’s participation and representation in media;
– Strengthening women and youth’s participation in conflict prevention and dialogue;
– Supporting CSOs initiatives promoting better transparency through better access to information;
– Promoting training and mentoring for CSOs and media stakeholders to help them perform their role as independent civil society actors;
– Supporting mediation and civic education activities for conflict prevention

* For Lot 2 EIDHR:
– Provision of psychosocial, medical, legal assistance and any other type of support;
– Contribute to access to remedy for victims, to enforce law against perpetrators and to combat impunity;
– Documenting and reporting on cases of human rights violations;
– Support research, monitoring, investigation, fact finding and strategic litigations against human rights violations;   
– Monitoring and participating to the Universal Periodic Review process;
– Promoting accountability through CSOs activities to monitor and reform the electoral process, including implementation of electoral observers recommendations;
– Promoting greater contact and cooperation between civic and political actors, including fostering of structured dialogue and mediation mechanisms;
– Promoting the inclusion of women, youth and other marginalized groups into formal and informal decision making structures, including the political system

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

* Initial duration of the project: between 24 and 36 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a civil society organisation including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community-based organisations and private sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks; 
– For Lot 1 CSO : be established in Tanzania or in a Member State of the European Union or of the European Economic Area or in a country eligible for the 11th European Development Fund;
– For lot 2: be established in any country 

– All proposals must clearly identify one of these specific objectives and at least one of the corresponding priorities in order to be eligible for funding