Hey! It’s Human Rights Day :)

Human Rights DayHello again, Funds Fans!  What a great day for human rights organizations around the world.  The Global Equality Fund aims to support the work of civil society organizations working to protect and advance the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons globally.  Grants range from $100,000-$500,000.  The Fund invites organizations to submit Statements of Interest (SOIs) outlining program concepts and organizational capacity to manage programs that will protect and advance the human rights of LGBT persons. Statements of interests could focus on areas including, but not limited to:

  • Strengthening Legal Protection
  • Protection from violence, including sexual violence and hate crime, and combating impunity
  • Organizational Development and Capacity
  • Combating societal discrimination and negative social attitudes

SOIs from all geographic regions are welcome. When assessing the geographic and thematic scope of SOIs, organizations are strongly encouraged to consider where they have demonstrated expertise and existing relationships with local partners. SOIs that take advantage of existing opportunities for change in national contexts or respond to acute human rights violations or human rights backsliding are also encouraged.  Approximately $3 million in funds are available for programs of the Global Equality Fund, pending funding availability. Deadline:  Friday, January 10th, 2014.

The World Justice Challenge is an open competition designed to incubate practical, on-the-ground programs that advance the rule of law. Selected programs will be supported by:

  • Modest seed grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000
  • Connections to others in the WJP’s global network
  • Increased visibility through media and communications support

The World Justice Challenge is open to all individuals, organizations, and entities from any country. Deadline:  January 15th, 2014. Approximately 10 grantees will be selected by a Selection Panel using the criteria listed in the application.

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