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Sectors: Citizenship, Education - Training, Human Rights, Justice - Security, Local development

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

Regions: Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Ensuring and promoting human rights for detainees in Haiti
Main beneficiaries: NGOs, local authorities

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Ensuring and promoting basic human rights for detainees in Haiti
Main beneficiaries: NGOs, local authorities

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Objective
* Support and strengthen civil society organizations, democracy activists and human rights defenders working in critical areas of human rights and democracy in Haiti;
* Lot 1: Promote the participation of civil society into the protection and defence of the civil and political rights of persons deprived of their liberty in Haiti;
* Lot 2: Improve general conditions of detention, support and promote the rehabilitation of adults and minors in detention, in particular through education
 
Priorities
* Lot 1:
– Strengthen the citizens’ capacities in order to ask the respect of the rights of the persons deprived of their liberty by the State;
– Protection and support of adults and minors deprived of their liberty through legal assistance, respect of the right to a legal process within the time limits established by the Haitian Constitution and the improvement of detention conditions in accordance with international standards;
– Promotion of knowledge of national laws and international conventions on the conditions of detention and treatment of detainees;
– Strengthen the capacity of organisations, professionals and auxiliaries in the justice system as well as human rights defenders’ networks to advocate for the rights of the most vulnerable detainees in Haiti;
– Promote the use of constitutionally guaranteed protection mechanisms such as mediation, arbitration and habeas corpus
* Lot 2 :
– Promote measures to improve the general conditions of detainees in penitentiary centres (including access to water and nutrition);
– Support the social reintegration of adults and minors in detention, in particular through education (including literacy, learning and vocational training activities);
– Promote and improve access to psychosocial assistance services and access to medical services for detainees;
– Promote interaction between the private sector and the prison environment to create job banks for detainees who are released from prison;
– Assist in the creation of spaces dedicated to psychosocial activities in prisons
 
Among financed actions
* Lot 1:
– Training and supervision of law students (internships, training, workshops, debates, etc.) and professionals from the justice system in the field of legal assistance for persons deprived of liberty and in particular the most vulnerable detainees;
– Legal assistance and access to justice in synergy with the Legal Assistance Offices of each department;
– Training on human rights for professionals and auxiliaries in the justice system as well as for police officers in charge of the supervision of detainees;
– Creation or strengthening of networks of human rights defenders who can advocate for the rights of the poorest prisoners;
– Strengthening the technical and management capacities of local public organisations and entities working to defend the rights of persons deprived of their liberty in Haiti
* Lot 2:
– Activities in partnership with the private sector in order to create training (coaching, training workshops, language courses, etc.) and jobs for prisoners and former prisoners;
– Literacy and vocational training and/or apprenticeship activities such as masonry, plumbing, etc., for minors detained in provincial institutions, and in particular in institutions in the Northern,
Central and Artibonite regions;
– Psychosocial assistance and access to medical services and health care when necessary;
– Activities that offer synergies with CSOs whose objective is to revitalise the labour market (restaurants, hotels, textiles, etc.);
– Awareness-raising campaigns to combat the stigmatisation of former detainees in their communities and in public opinion in order to facilitate their social reintegration and prevent the risk of recidivism
 
Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only the concept notes will be evaluated

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

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit making;
– Be: an NGO, an agency, a non-profit public sector institution or organisation, a local authority, an international organisation, national human rights institutions;
– Be established in Haiti or in an eligible country;
– Non-Haitian applicants must act with at least one Haitian co-applicant;

– Projects from Lot 1 must address at least 2 of the above priorities;

– Projects from Lot 2 must address at least 3 of the above priorities