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Human Rights Fund 2023

Organisation: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Freedom of expression

Funding Size: €10,000 to €20,000

Deadline: 31/03/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    Applicant organisations should have a solid track record of activities in and commitment to the policy area and the communities targeted by the project.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Romania
  • Application language: English

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Bucharest is launching the third edition of the open call for project applications within its delegated Human Rights Fund.

The Embassy invites Romanian civil society organisations to submit project proposals that can strengthen the promotion of human rights in Romania as well as enhance their capacity to work with the Romanian local and/or central government towards the implementation of public policies related to human rights, as both Romania and the Netherlands are committed parties to the European Convention on Human Rights.

The project applications for the Human Rights Fund must align with at least one of the Dutch government’s human rights policy priorities. For this year’s call, the Embassy invites civil society organizations to focus on the following:

  • equal rights for women and girls – activities focusing on the promotion of women’s political participation at national and local levels; promotion of gender equality in decision-making; promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights; fostering an environment where boys and men respect and promote gender equality; fight against domestic violence, sexism and/or harassment;
  • equal rights for LGBTIQ+ persons – activities focusing on awareness raising on equal rights for LGBTIQ+ persons as human rights; strengthening the capacity of local organisations promoting equal rights for LGBTIQ+ persons;
  • freedom of expression and internet freedom – activities focusing on promoting critical thinking among youth; fight against fake news and disinformation; investigative journalism; freedom of the press; access to data and information.

See here to learn more and apply.

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