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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Human Rights, Justice - Security, Local development, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: Corporations, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Supporting Human Rights and democracy to the Dominican Republic
Main beneficiaries: NGOs, CSOs, SMEs

Responsible: European commission

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Funds for: Supporting Human Rights and democracy to the Dominican Republic
Main beneficiaries: NGOs, CSOs, SMEs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Support civil society, democracy activists and human rights defenders in partner countries in their work on human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural) and democratisation;
* Promote, protect and monitor respect for human rights in all their aspects, political and civil, economic, social and cultural rights, in line with the European Union Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy:
– Principle of legality, universality and indivisibility of human rights; 
– Principle of participation; 
– Principle of non-discrimination;
– Principle of accountability;
– Principle of transparency

Priorities
* Strengthen rule of law by encouraging the fight against police and military abuse, extralegal, arbitrary or summary executions and arbitrary arrests;
* Prevent torture, ill-treatment and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment;
* Strengthen anti-corruption measures;
* Encourage the improvement of prison conditions and the observance of standards in prisons, respecting human dignity and fundamental rights;
* Protect victims and witnesses of human rights violations

Among financed actions
* Protective, security/risk prevention and/or capacity building measures for human rights defenders.
* Raising awareness and strengthening the capacities of institutional operators and other key actors involved in the promotion and defence of human rights;
* Support and provision of comprehensive services (medical, psychological, legal, etc.) to survivors and victims of human rights violations; 
* Raising awareness of national and international public opinion on the work of human rights defenders in promoting and defending democracy and human rights in the Dominican Republic;
* Strengthening the organizational and financial capacities of grassroots organizations or human rights defenders in order to ensure the sustainability of their actions;
* Creation and/or strengthening of networks of social organizations aimed at promoting and respecting human rights and eradicating impunity for human rights violations;
* Preparation and presentation of alternative reports and communications before international mechanisms for monitoring and protection of human rights;
* Training and knowledge generation activities;
* Exchanges of experiences;
* Innovative actions such as the inclusion of men and boys in strategies aimed at gender equity and equality and the fight against gender violence

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

* Initial duration of the project: between 18 and 42 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit making;
– Be: a non-governmental organisation, a public sector operator, a private sector organisation, a network, a platform or other type of coalition of civil society organisation;
– The applicant shall be registered for at least two years at the time of application;
– No nationality restrictions apply to the principal applicant and his/her co-applicant(s) in this call for proposals;

– The applicant may act individually or with co-applicants;
– Non-Dominican applicants must act with at least one Dominican co-applicant