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Support Target: Human Rights Defenders

World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)

Financial support or direct material support to human rights defenders and organisations include: physical and digital security; communications; medical support (including psycho-social support and rehabilitation) to defenders who have suffered a medical condition as a result of their peaceful HR activities; legal support for human rights defenders judicially harassed; humanitarian assistance (including family support); support to temporary relocation where necessary; capacity building in security; secure transportation; urgent monitoring, reporting and advocacy

(Maximum grant is 3,000 Euro)

Application Form: http://www.omct.org/human-rights-defenders/links/2015/10/d23598/

Email: grants@omct.org

* This fund is allocated especially for human rights defenders working under most difficult circumstances.

Urgent Action Fund (UAF)

Security Grants: the safety and security of women or trans human rights defenders/activists/organizations is threatened

Opportunity Grants: an unexpected moment or opportunity for advocacy or mobilization that may result in advancements for women’s and LBTQI’s rights, such as changes in legal decisions, policy and laws, or a shift in public attitudes and practices in their local context.

(Maximum grant is $8,000)

Online Application: https://urgentactionfund.org/apply-for-a-grant/

* Women and trans human rights defenders who face immediat threats are supported.

Shelter City

Temporary relocation: provides shelter for 3 months; a security training and capacity building training

Twice a year, by email and social media, Justitia et Pax calls for applications. Dutch embassies and consulates, and European representations, also help to identify candidates. Defenders can also email a staff member at Justitia et Pax for more information (contact info is provided on their website).

Contact: https://sheltercity.nl/en/contact/

Natalia Project

The Natalia Project is the world’s first alarm and positioning system for HRDs at risk. The participants wear the Natalia Project alarm on their wrists. In case of an attack, a pull of the wristband activates the alarm upon which a distress signal is sent to Civil Rights Defenders headquarters in Stockholm. Each participant of Natalia Project also has a comprehensive security plan. In order to become a participant, each HRD gets tailored security training where they learn how to use the bracelet and get assistance in developing an organizational security protocol.

Contact: http://natalia.civilrightsdefenders.org/#contact

Ireland: Humanitarian Visa Scheme for HRDs

The aim of Ireland’s scheme is to provide a fast-track approach to processing applications to facilitate recognized HRDs to travel to Ireland for short stays (three months maximum) for the purpose of respite, and because of temporary safety issues.

An application must be submitted through the Irish Embassy or consular representation in the applicant’s country of usual residence. If there is no representation in the country concerned, the application should be made to the appropriate representation in a neighbouring country. Exceptionally, the application can be made directly to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin (via the Human rights Unit).

Condition: Support from Front Line Defenders or an equivalent organization in the form of letters or other documentation

Link: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/visas/visas-for-ireland/

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

Financial support or direct material support including: physical security, digital security; communications, capacity building in security; secure transportation; legal support; medical support (including psycho-social support and rehabilitation); humanitarian assistance (including family support); urgent relocation; urgent monitoring, reporting or advocacy).

Application Form: https://www.fidh.org/en/issues/human-rights-defenders/financial-support/grant-application-for-human-rights-defenders-at-risk

Email: C1@fidh.org

Tel: + 33 143552078 / +33 143555505

* This fund is allocated especially for human rights defenders working under most difficult circumstances.

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