Human Rights - Armenia
The Human Rights Fund therefore supports organizations and individuals, that work for human rights worldwide. Promoting and protecting human rights worldwide is a priority of the Dutch Government foreign policy.
The Dutch human rights policy focuses on certain human rights priorities.
For 2022 the priorities for Armenia will be:
1. Equal rights for women and girls
- Decreased occurrence of all forms of violence against women and girls in public and private life.
- Strengthened women’s voice, agency, leadership and representative participation in decision-making processes in public, private and civic sphere.
- Reinforced women’s economic rights and empowerment and female entrepreneurship encouraged.
- Women’s and girls’ rights protected in crisis and conflict situations and women’s meaningful participation and leadership in peace- and state-building promoted.
- Equal rights for women and girls is a cross-cutting theme and should preferably be integrated in all project proposals.
2. Equal rights for LGBTI people, with a focus on:
- Decreased criminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity worldwide;
- Decreased occurrence of violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity;
- Increased levels of social acceptance of LGBTI people;
- Better legislation in place for LGBTI community.
3. Human rights defenders and space for civil society, with a focus on:
- Increased (holistic) security of human rights defenders and CSO’s, with specific attention for women HRD’s and the most vulnerable groups of HRDs, such as land and environmental defenders and indigenous groups.
- Enhanced legitimacy for human rights defenders at the local, national and international level.
- CSO’s are able to address shrinking civic space and influence norms and decision-making.
4. Freedom of expression and internet freedom, with a focus on:
- Increased access to information, through a free, open and secure Internet.
- Enhanced safety of journalists worldwide, with a particular focus on female journalists.
- Press freedom, including a diverse and open media landscape;
- Better reader-education, critical thinking and fight against fake news.