Human rights: the Netherlands and Ukraine
The Netherlands is your partner in defending human rights.
Human Rights Tulip
The Netherlands supports human rights defenders. Every year the Dutch government presents an award called the Human Rights Tulip.
The Netherlands works for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. It also promotes equal rights for women.
The Netherlands combats human rights violations and promotes freedom of expression, freedom of religion and belief, and internet freedom. Discrimination on the grounds of religion, belief, political opinion, race or sex or on any other grounds is not permitted.
Trade and development cooperation
The Netherlands also addresses human rights in its trade and development relationships.
Human Rights Ambassador
Human rights: the Netherlands and your country or region
The Human Rights Fund
Human rights are a cornerstone of the Netherlands’ foreign policy. The Netherlands strives to protect and promote human rights all over the world. The Human Rights Fund therefore helps civil society organisations that work for the cause worldwide.
Promoting human rights and supporting Ukraine’s policy in this field is a priority for the Netherlands, because democracies governed by the rule of law provide the most fertile soil for prosperity, stability and development.
The HRF Programme has been operational in Ukraine since 2010, focusing on promoting freedom of the media, supporting women’s and minority rights, and tackling discrimination.
*Read more about the Netherland’s international human rights policy: http://bit.ly/HRFpolicyUA
2020 HUMAN RIGHTS FUND CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES
The HRF Programme of the Embassy invites NGOs to submit concept notes by 1 November 2019.
It is expected that projects will start after the 1st of April, 2020.
- Promoting freedom of the media and internet freedom;
- Supporting the work of human rights defenders;
- Tackling discrimination and violence, against women and minorities, especially – LGBTI and Roma;
- Promoting freedom of religion and belief;
- Business and human rights.
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Be registered according to the Ukrainian legislation;
- Have an adequate track record, proven management capacity, and expertise in the selected priority areas;
- Be in operation for at least one year.
The project proposal should be submitted in a standard concept note form, in MS Word format. Each question must be answered in strict accordance with the required maximum of words. The font size cannot be smaller than Verdana 9. Any concept note not meeting these basic technical requirements will be disqualified without appraisal.
The concept note form can be downloaded from: http://bit.ly/HRF2020UA
Concept notes should meet the following criteria:
- Focus on one or more of the above-mentioned priority areas;
- Lead to specific, measurable and meaningful results;
- Not duplicate activities funded by other donors;
- Be written in proper English. No Google translation will be accepted;
- The requested contribution should range between UAH 1.000.000 and UAH 2.000.000; or up to UAH 3.500.000 in case of a partnership/consortium projects with sub-grants to one or more NGOs (with a special focus on NGOs in the regions and small communities);
- Maximum project duration: 24 months;
- Twinning with Dutch civil society organisations can be considered.
Concept notes should be sent to: email@example.com
Please identify your concept note as 2020 HRF Call / Your organisation’s name.
The project selection will take place by 1 December 2019.
All applicants will be informed of the results by e-mail. The applicants of the selected concept notes will be invited to submit a detailed project proposal.