Latest Grants, Jobs and Resources on Human Rights

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European Union EIDHR Program: CBSS to Support Civil Society & Human Rights Defenders in Tajikistan

European Union EIDHR Program: CBSS to Support Civil Society & Human Rights Defenders in Tajikistan

Deadline: 24 June 2016 European Union is seeking proposals from organisations for a country based support scheme (CBSS) with an aim to support civil society and human rights defenders in Tajikistan in working on human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural) and democratization. The objective of this call is to contribute to the development […]

European Union: EIDHR Country based Support Schemes in Kazakhstan

European Union: EIDHR Country based Support Schemes in Kazakhstan

Deadline: 9 June 2016 European Union is seeking proposals from organisations for a country based support scheme with an aim to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reforms in Kazakhstan. Objectives Enhance the rule of law and good governance Monitoring of the implementation of the national and international commitments […]

European Commission: Support to CSOs and LAs + EIDHR Interventions in Tanzania

European Commission: Support to CSOs and LAs + EIDHR Interventions in Tanzania

Deadline: 7 June 2016 The European Commission is seeking proposals to support Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities and for the regulation of European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Programme. Program Lots and Priority Areas Lot 1: Enhancing CSOs contribution to accountability and fight against corruption Priority Areas monitoring the management of public finances and […]

Call for Applications: The Global Drug Policy Advocacy Fellowship Program for Asia & Africa

Deadline: 25 April 2016

The Global Drug Policy Program under Open Society Foundations (OSF) invites applications to the 2016 Asia & Africa Advocacy Fellowship Program on Drug Policy Reform.

This program supports those working in sectors related to drug policy in order to increase their understanding of international drug policy reform issues, improve their advocacy skills, and enhance their capacity in working with the media on drug policy. The fellowship seeks to increase the capacity of emerging and new leaders in drug policy reform, including people not necessarily working full-time on drug-related issues.

Objectives

The objectives of the fellowship include the following:

  • increase their knowledge of global drug policy reform issues on a region-by-region approach
  • increase their understanding of the international drug control system and conflicts with other United Nations priorities
  • have a greater awareness of the drug policy reform landscape and key figures within that movement
  • establish links with those working in drug policy, particularly in the UK
  • build and develop their communications skills, including for media interviews, press releases, press databases, public speaking
  • have an understanding of the tools for debate, so that they can confidently challenge anti-reform positions
  • improve their confidence as drug policy advocates both through participation in the program and through ongoing support from the host organization

Priority Areas

The program includes the following topics:

  • global overview of drug policy reform
  • overarching issues relevant to drug policy reform
  • international drug control system
  • overview of international human rights in the context of drug policy
  • drug policy developments in Africa
  • effective campaigning
  • media and public engagement

Eligibility Criteria

  • Successful candidates will have a track-record of public engagement in the issues of drug policy reform or other relevant field (e.g., public health) at the local, national, or international levels.
  • Applications are welcome from those working across numerous fields related to drug policy. Previous fellows have worked in drug policy NGOs, at law enforcement agencies, in national governments, in health care facilities, and at universities, among other organizations. Please note that before receiving the fellowship, finalists will be asked to present a letter from their employer agreeing to their two-week participation in the course.
  • The purpose of this program is to promote the capacities of both new advocates and individuals who are emerging leaders in drug policy reform. Starting in 2016, employees of organizations currently receiving support from the Open Society Foundations are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

Eligible Countries

  • Asia Program
    • Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia
    • East Asia: Japan
  • Africa Program
    • West Africa: Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria
    • East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda
    • South Africa

How to Apply

To be considered for the program, applicants should submit the following documents in English as .doc or .pdf attachments, together via email:

  • Application: Download and complete the application form. Note that the applicant is asked to address all prompts, including providing short-answer responses to four questions.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): The CV should specify the applicant’s academic and professional background, including a detailed description of previous employment, a list of academic and policy projects in which the applicant has been involved, public engagement record, and honors (including scholarships and fellowships).
  • Writing sample (optional): The sample must be in English and should demonstrate the candidate’s expertise in a field related to drug policy. The writing sample should not exceed two pages.

For more information, please visit The Global Drug Policy Program.

GlobalGiving: Connecting Nonprofits, Donors and Companies

GlobalGiving is an online fundraising platform that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money they need to improve their communities.

Its goal is to find organizations best positioned to solve problems in their communities and help increase their impact.

Once the application gets approved by the team, the applicants become able to:

  • post a project to promote their project and receive donations;
  • use GlobalGiving’s donor management and communication tools;
  • participate in at least three giving day campaigns each year, with thousands of dollars in matching funds and bonus prizes provided by GlobalGiving;
  • access free training programs and learning tools to help their organization grow and thrive;
  • non-US organizations can get tax-deductible donations for US donors.

Support Categories

  • Categories
  • Animals
  • Arts & Culture
  • Children
  • Climate Change
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • HIV-AIDS
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Hunger
  • Malaria
  • Microfinance
  • Peace & Security
  • Sport
  • Technology
  • Women & Girls

How to Apply       

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Application submission: Interested applicants can begin their applications via given website.
    • Creating a Page: Share details about your work with potential donors, demonstrating how their donation will make a difference.
  • Once, the application gets approved by GlobalGiving, the applicant will immediately be able to receive donations from his/her network and access GlobalGiving learning tools.

For more information, please visit GlobalGiving.

GlobalGiving Emerging Organization Bonus and Matching Day, May 25th, 2016

GlobalGiving links up donors, nonprofits and companies worldwide by heping registered organizations in accessing the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective.

It is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits and works with a mission to catalyze a global market for ideas, information, and money that democratizes aid and philanthropy.

GlobalGiving helps people to achieve funds for their cause and supports nonprofits in order to make them more effective with that money by connecting organizations to resources that help them continually learn and improve.

Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts & Culture
  • Children
  • Climate Change
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • HIV-AIDS
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Hunger
  • Malaria
  • Microfinance
  • Peace & Security
  • Sport
  • Technology
  • Women & Girls

Benefits of Joining Global Giving

Once the application gets approved by the team, the applicants become able to:

  • post a project to promote their project and receive donations;
  • use GlobalGiving’s donor management and communication tools;
  • participate in at least three giving day campaigns each year, with thousands of dollars in matching funds and bonus prizes provided by GlobalGiving;
  • access free training programs and learning tools to help their organization grow and thrive;
  • non-US organizations can get tax-deductible donations for US donors.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Application submission: Interested applicants can begin their applications via given website.
    • Creating a Page: Share details about your work with potential donors, demonstrating how their donation will make a difference.
  • Once, the application gets approved by GlobalGiving, the applicant will immediately be able to receive donations from his/her network and access GlobalGiving learning tools.

For more information, please visit GlobalGiving.

Apply to Participate in MDLI East Africa Freedom of Expression Litigation Surgery

Deadline: 16 May 2016

The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) is seeking applications from lawyers based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to participate in a forthcoming litigation surgery on the right to freedom of expression that will held in Kampala, Uganda from 8 – 11 August 2016.

All applicants are required to submit for discussion and workshopping a current or potential case involving a violation of the right to freedom of expression.

Objectives

  • To identify and provide substantive support to cases on the right to freedom of expression that could be pursued before domestic and/or international fora;
  • To assist and build working relationships with lawyers undertaking such cases;
  • To equip the participants with the necessary skills and knowledge regarding the international human rights mechanisms available for pursuing freedom of expression cases in East Africa.

Focus Areas

  • Defamation (criminal)
  • Privacy
  • Restriction of the media by means of regulatory measures
  • Physical safety of journalists
  • Protection of sources
  • National security

Eligibility Criteria

  • The surgery is open to lawyers from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi;
  • The lawyers can either be working in private practice, or be working for or be affiliated with NGOs promoting the right to freedom of expression in East Africa through litigation;
  • Exceptionally strong applications from lawyers who have not yet undertaken freedom of expression work, but have experience litigating other human rights cases and have a strong interest in undertaking freedom of expression work will be considered as well. A maximum of 12 participants will be selected;
  • The lawyers must have a demonstrated interest in, and/or knowledge of the right to freedom of expression and/or related issues;
  • The lawyers must have a demonstrated interest in, and/or knowledge of international and regional human rights law;
  • The lawyers must be involved in, or considering, litigating a case or cases that address violations of the right to freedom of expression. With their application, they must submit a case study of a case that they are litigating or intend to litigate that could be discussed and workshopped during the litigation surgery;
  • The cases submitted must involve a violation of the fundamental right to freedom of expression as protected in a national constitution, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the East African Community Treaty or any other relevant domestic/international human rights instrument;
  • The working language for the surgery will be English.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit East Africa Freedom of Expression Litigation Surgery.

Apply for 4th GALA Academy: Enhancing the Capacity of Next Generation of CSO Leaders in Asia

Deadline: 30 April 2016

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asia Development Alliance (ADA), and Asia Democracy Network (ADN) are currently accepting applications for its 4th Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy), with an aim to enhance the capacity of the next generation of CSO leaders in Asia, who will play a crucial and constructive role in the national, regional, and international advocacy on human rights, development, and democracy.

Objectives

  • Better understanding of the international policy-agenda and processes related to human rights, development and democracy in the context of the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda on   Sustainable Development known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Improved strategic and critical thinking by linking global discourses and local contexts.
  • Enhanced collaboration among CSOs in the region in developing cross-sectoral advocacy action plans based on collective analysis.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full time mid-or high-level staff in a national, sub-regional (South, Southeast, and Northeast Asia) or regional NGO/CSO in Asia.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the field of policy and advocacy on development, human rights or/and democracy.
  • Commitment to working in the same organisation at least until the end of 2017.
  • Sufficient knowledge and experiences related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), democracy-related issues and/or national/ regional/ UN human rights mechanisms.
  • Timely and satisfactory completion and submission of (preparatory) home-assignments.
  • Ability to communicate in English (both spoken and written).

Selection Process

  • Short-listed applicants will be informed on or before 10 May 2016 by email.
  • Some applicants may be interviewed over Skype or phone during the short-listing process.
  • Short-listed applicants will receive rounds of questionnaires and reading materials for homework prior to the actual training.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website and also submit a letter of recommendation.

For more information, please visit http://www.forum-asia.org/?p=20577

Call For Application: RNHDP Summer Training Program 2016

Deadline: 29 April 2016

The Regional Network for Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past (RNHDP) is currently accepting applications for the second annual training program in Istanbul.

The program is organized by Hakikat Adalet Hafiza Merkezi in cooperation with the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program (AHDA) at Columbia University and Columbia Global Centers Turkey.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in training, networking, and capacity building. The one-week program provides participants with the opportunity to hone practical and conceptual skills to develop a deeper understanding of dealing with the past, and to foster mutually beneficial relationships with their peers and with international and non-profit organizations. There are a total of 14 spaces available for this year’s program.

The training program will be composed of seminars and workshops conducted by international experts, including members of Columbia University faculty such as Professor Elazar Barkan of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the School of International and Public Affairs.

Themes

  • Historical Dialogue: Truth, Narrative, Evidence
  • Theory and Practice of Transitional Justice
  • Oral History, Truth Seeking and Gender
  • Archiving, Documentation and the Right to Truth
  • Prosecution of International Crimes
  • Justice in Negotiated Transitions
  • Shared Narratives
  • Designing Museums, Memorials, and Exhibits
  • Comparative Issues for Civil Societies in MENA and Caucasus Region

Benefits

The program will cover the following costs for participants accepted into the program:

  • Airfare to and from Istanbul
  • Airport transfers in Istanbul
  • Accommodation
  • Training Program Fee

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should be civil society professionals working in the MENA and Caucasus region on issues including (but not limited to) transitional justice, truth and reconciliation, historical dialogue, accountability, memory studies, oral history and sites of memory.
  • Applicants should have an advanced knowledge of English in order to complete readings, follow lectures and actively engage in discussions.
  • Applicants must be able to allocate time before the program begins to read materials in advance that are required by the seminar and workshop leaders.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to submit a duly filled application form available on the website.

For more information, please visit Dealing with the Past.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: International Fund to Support LGBTQI Communities

Deadline: 31 July 2016

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is seeking applications for its International Fund to support groups led by LGBTQI communities working for progressive social change, addressing oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression and advancing work for racial, economic and gender justice.

Astraea supports lesbian, trans, intersex and LGBTQI groups that promote racial, economic and gender justice and mobilize communities to challenge oppression and claim rights. It funds groups in the United States, primarily led by LGBTQI people of color, and groups across the globe.

Budget – $500,000 USD or less. It strengthens LGBTQI groups by providing flexible general support grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Based in Africa, Asia/the Pacific, Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America/the Caribbean, or the Middle East.
  • Led by and/or for LGBTQI communities. Non-LGBTI-led groups must demonstrate how they address LGBTI human rights issues and how they involve LGBTI’s in organizational and programmatic decision-making.
  • Doing work towards long-term social change, on issues affecting LGBTQI people and/or people who are penalized, persecuted or harassed for their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation.
  • Non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit groups, or the equivalent are eligible for the funding
  • Groups that have been active for at least one year at the time you send in your proposal. A group which has been active for less than one year may apply if you demonstrate your group’s ability to sustain activities over the long-term and illustrate how a grant would help you to build your organization’s capabilities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit: http://www.astraeafoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant.