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EU Call for Proposals on Human Rights and Democracy Initiatives for Papua New Guinea

The European Union today announced the publication of the 2016 call for proposals on human rights and democracy initiatives for Papua New Guinea.
The call for proposals is under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Country Based Support Scheme (EIDHR CBSS) with a global objective to support civil society and human rights defenders in third world countries working in the field of human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural), and democratisation so as to contribute to the development and consolidation of democracy, the rule of law and respect for all fundamental rights and freedoms 

The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals is/are:
 to strengthen the institutional capacity of community justice system in Papua New Guinea;
 to build the capacity of human rights institutions in Papua New Guinea;
 to support the rights of children or women rights to have access to support services when at risk;
 to support efforts contributing to strengthening the governance process at Districts and lower levels
of government in Papua New Guinea;
 to strengthen efforts to make Parliament more accessible to citizens or to support initiatives that
promote policy dialogue among human right actors in Papua New Guinea.
The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is K3 million.
Civil Society Organizations, International Organizations and Government Agencies are eligible to apply for a
grant under this call for proposals. Partnerships are also encouraged to apply.
Indicative types of activities eligible under this Call, not listed in a priority order, include:
 Activities aimed at building the capacity of the village court system in Papua New Guinea;
 Activities that support child friendly centres, children's advocacy and a campaign to end all forms of
violence against children;

Activities that support efforts to promote transparency and accountability among elected
representatives and good governance within the Parliamentary structure of Papua New Guinea and
the Autonomous Region of Bougainville;
 Activities that support the efforts of the Government of Papua New Guinea to report on its
international human rights obligations which may include compiling reports, community
consultations and advocacy work, creating and establishing dialogue mechanism for partners'
 Supporting the ongoing efforts to promote the rights of women which may include advocacy and
media campaigns on their specific rights or initiatives that will promote their right to a life free of
violence, right to education, right to fair treatment before the law, right to participate in public life
and decision making processes;
 Activities that promote capacity building of law enforcement agencies and human rights
actors/defenders or initiatives that promote policy dialogue among different human rights actors
that may lead to the establishment of an independent human rights institution;

The Guidelines and the Concept Note application form, alongside relevant annexes can be accessed at the
following website: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome.
Deadline of the Concept Note:
Monday, 11 April 2016 at 5.00pm.
The reference of this call is: EuropeAid/151170/DD/ACT/PG
Interested applicants are encouraged to attend an information session to be held on Friday, 26 February
2016 between 10.00 - 12.00pm at the Delegation office in Port Moresby. Please register by sending an email
to delegation-papua-new-guinea-cfp@eeas.europa.eu indicating: organisation, name and contact details
(maximum of two participants per organization).

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