2022 Human Rights Fund

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

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The promotion and protection of human rights worldwide is a priority in the foreign policy of the Netherlands. With this in mind, the Human Rights Fund of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was established to provide grants to organizations that work to promote human rights under the scope of the priorities set out by the government of the Netherlands.

For 2022, these priorities in Brazil consist of:

  • Freedom of expression and of the press
  • Freedom of religion and belief
  • Support for Human rights defenders and space for civil society
  • Equal rights for LGBTI persons
  • Equal rights for women and girls
  • Promotion of the international legal order / Rule of Law

2) Eligibility

The Fund is available for organizations which are legal entities governed by private law (including Individual Micro-entrepreneurs and Micro and Small Businesses) with a valid CNPJ (if operating in Brazil) or an international organization, and which have been established at least 3 years ago.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Brazil.

4) Budget

The maximum financial contribution for a long-term project (over 18 months) is BRL 395,000 (three hundred and ninety-five thousand real), provided they are projects from experienced organizations or based on similar successful initiatives already in place.

5) Application

Interested candidates must submit the completed Form below by January 30, 2022. Proposals submitted after this date will not be analyzed.