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Sectors: Human Rights, Humanitarian, Local development

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations, Schools, Universities

Regions: Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals


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WE funding – EIDHR – Defend…
Funds for: Defending human rights and democracy (LGTBI rights, the death penalty and civic activism)
Main beneficiaries: NGOs

Responsible: European commission


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Funds for: Defending human rights and democracy (LGTBI rights, the death penalty and civic activism)
Main beneficiaries: NGOs

Priorities and funded actions:

* To support civil society in protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide

* To support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Human Rights Defenders and their organisations working in areas where LGBTI persons are most at risk of discrimination;
* To support civil society action towards universal abolition of the death penalty;
* To support civic activism and participation by leveraging digital technologies

Among financed actions
* Establishment of LGBTI Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) emergency mechanisms for immediate protection, defence and support to LGBTI persons whose lives are at risk, including support to temporary relocation and shelters and other similar solutions;
* Support to under-resourced intersex movements to address the fight against non-consensual /forced genital surgery and to relieve trauma and depression of intersex persons;
* Support to under-resourced transgender movements to address specific challenges such as lack of legal gender recognition, high violence (underreporting and lack of investigation), and limited access to education, employment and non-pathological healthcare;
* Capacity building for LGBTI local organisations, activists, and grassroots movements in sound financial management, advocacy and communication work, security plans, support to victims, monitoring and reporting, strategic engagement with  the authorities, encouraging peer learning and the creation of regional and international networks and alliances;
* Advocacy and lobbying to push for legal reform and access/ratification of the second optional protocol to the ICCPR and other international and regional instruments providing for the abolition of the death penalty;
* Awareness-raising, campaigning and educational activities addressed to youth, the general public, private sector and other relevant target groups;
* Monitoring, research and data collection on the use of death penalty, respect of minimum standards and conditions on death row;
* Provision of legal aid and assistance, trial monitoring for persons at risk of execution;
* Application, adaptation and/or scaling of tested successful technologies to increase awareness and civic engagement in public affairs and decision making;
* Financial support to existing initiatives which include the above activities;
* Development of open source software libraries to facilitate use of technologies to protect and expand civic space online;
* Disseminate and facilitate best practice on the above activities