Global Voices has agreed to pass on the following announcement from the International Human Rights Funders Group. This specific grant opportunity may be of special interest to human rights activists and bloggers in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco.
Fund for Global Human Rights
Michael Chertok – 01:00pm Jun 20, 2005 PST
The Fund for Global Human Rights seeks to strengthen the human rights movement globally through grantmaking to local, national, and regional human rights organizations. The Fund seeks to serve as a resource for human rights organizations working to strengthen their institutional capacity, forge new initiatives, and pursue far-reaching strategies to promote human rights.
Proposed activities should contribute to the overall goal of advancing human rights. This includes activities focused on mobilizing popular opinion through human rights skills-building and organizing; exposing abuse through documentation; addressing violations through direct action, policy/legal reform and litigation; networking and coalition building to further the effectiveness of human rights work; and capacity building for organizations engaged in the above work, locally and regionally.
The grants will be for one year (January-December 2006) and may be renewed in 2007. The Fund will consider proposals seeking general support, as well as those seeking support for a particular project. Grants will range from $5,000 to $30,000. First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in the $5,000 to $15,000 range.
To be eligible for funding, applicant organizations must work to defend or promote human rights; be based in India, Bangladesh, or Pakistan and be working, in whole or in part, on human rights issues in the country in which the organization is based; or be based in Algeria, Tunisia, or Morocco and be working, in whole or in part, on human rights issues in the country in which the organization is based.
Proposed activities should contribute to the overall goal of advancing human rights. Grants will range from $5,000 to $30,000.
More information and application materials in English, French and Arabic are
available at: http://www.hrfunders.org/fghr/