Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply to the Fund, HRDs must fulfil the below criteria:

  • HRDs or human rights organisations must respond to the HRDs definition as proposed by UN Declaration on HRDs
  • Be at risk because of their peaceful and apolitical actions taken to promote and/or protect human rights
  • Not involved in violence or perceived to promote violence
  • Demonstrate an existing need in legal protection
  • Citizenship in the region or protection needs arising from the region; and
  • Requests must be only for exclusive and complementary assistance i.e, all requests that result in overlap or double funding will be rejected.

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