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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Culture - Media, Education - Training, Human Rights, Information, Local development, Social Affairs, Telecommunications, Youth

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

Regions: Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Promoting human rights of LGBTI persons and the fundamental freedoms of expression in Lebanon
Main beneficiaries: CSOs, International Organisations

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Promoting human rights of LGBTI persons and the fundamental freedoms of expression in Lebanon
Main beneficiaries: CSOs, International Organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Support civil society efforts in the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Lebanon;
* Support and promote the enjoyment of all human rights by LGBTI persons and protect them against discrimination (rights of LGBTI persons);
* Support the promotion and protection of the fundamental freedoms of expression and freedom of the media (freedom of expression and freedom of the media)

Priorities
* The rights of LGBTI persons;
* Freedom of expression and freedom of the media

Among financed actions
* Priority 1:
– Training and capacity building of local organisations promoting LGBTI rights, activists, and grassroots movements in advocacy and communication work, security plans, support to victims, monitoring and reporting, strategic engagement with  the authorities, encouraging peer learning and the creation and/or strengthening of networks and alliances;
– Building capacities of local organisations promoting LGBTI rights and defenders to document violations and improve reporting and investigation of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) violations;
– Establishment of LGBTI emergency mechanisms for immediate protection, defence and support to LGBTI persons at risk, including support to temporary relocation and shelters and other similar solutions;
– Support the adoption of proactive security plans, including digital security, and building crisis management capacities of LGBTI organisations;
– Support to transgender persons and movements to address specific challenges such as violence (underreporting and lack of investigation), and limited access to education, employment and non-pathological healthcare

* Priority 2:
– Provision of training, technical assistance and services to prevent, document and denounce possible abuse of criminal and civil proceedings, defamation campaigns and unnecessary restrictions on journalists, media actors, NGOs and social media personalities;
– Initiatives for the promotion and protection of digital and social media rights by adopting/adjusting policy and regulatory frameworks based on international standards;
– Initiatives to facilitate the exchange of good practices on the promotion and protection of freedom of expression and media with government officials, civil society, prosecution and law enforcement;
– Strengthening of journalistic and editorial independence, including through the promotion of free and pluralistic reporting on elections as well as equitable political party access to public service media during election campaigns

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

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

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be: a civil society organisations (including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community-based organisations and private-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level); or a public-sector non-profit-agency, institution, organisation and network at local, national, regional and international level; or an international and regional intergovernmental organisations;
– Be an in-country organisation, with Headquarters in Lebanon and officially registered with the Lebanese competent authorities established in a Member State of the European Union or in any eligible country or territory eligible to the EIDHR programme;
– The applicant must act with at least one co-applicant;

– Applicants that do not have their headquarters in Lebanon and international organisations must act with at least one Lebanese co-applicant;

– Actions must take place in Lebanon;

– Proposals should focus only on one of the two priorities