Thursday, April 12, 2012


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Utilizing Human Rights to Combat Violations of Women’s Rights of Land in the Context of HIV/AIDS

The Huairou Commission, UNDP and Open Society Foundation Law and Health Initiative (LAHI) have issued this Call for Proposals, to receive applications from grassroots organizations to utilize human rights law as laid out in the Tools for Change Manual (Please see for a copy if not received.)

Support given to successful applicants will include both financial resources and technical advise and will give successful applicant groups an opportunity to, for example, enhance their advocacy and awareness raising work towards challenging discriminatory customs and/or lobbying for policy change – utilizing human rights as the primary basis. 

Groups will implement an innovative method or activity around human rights over the course of 6 months, as well as engage in mutual sharing of lessons learned on best uses of human rights in the struggle for land rights.

Two members from each group will also attend a meeting of the AU or other regional body (TBD, in 2012) to advocate for women’s rights to land in the context of HIV/AIDS utilizing a human rights framework grounded in grassroots realities.

In total, up to 3 organizations will be selected. Each organization will receive up to $12,000 to carry out the pilot activities.

They invite interested parties to download application guidelines and submit applications (and any questions/comments) to Huairou Commission:

Deadline: April 20, 2012

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