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Supporting Human Rights and Democracy in the OPTs

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The Human Rights and Democracy Strategic Programme Fund (HRD SPF) helps initiatives aiming to promote Human Rights and Democracy in the OPTs

Through this fund we supported the production of a code of conduct for Palestinian journalists.

The key objectives of the HRD SPF are:

  • to strengthen the effectiveness of the international system to promote and protect human rights

  • to improve criminal justice systems and abolish the Death Penalty

  • to ensure the equality of women, ethnic and national minorities and disabled people before the law

  • to provide support for electoral processes through effective international electoral observations missions and the implementation of their recommendations

  • to promote the freedom of expression

  • to promote and protect civil society’s role to influence, monitor and hold accountable state institutions

How to apply

Please get in touch with our Projects Officer for most recent funding opportunities.