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The Security and Human Rights Grant

On October 10th 2019, the Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism (SHRIM) announced the second edition of its Security and Human Rights Grant, in acknowledgement of the important role that local organisations play in the dialogue on business and security sector reform and governance, as well as in the implementation of security and human rights in their country.

The SHRIM is a multi-donor trust fund set up by DCAF in 2016, to promote the on-the-ground implementation of better security and human rights good practices, in a cost-effective way that minimizes bureaucracy and fosters local ownership. Since 2016 six projects have been implemented, which have made a positive impact in over 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Further information on the SHRIM can be found on the Security and Human Rights Knowledge Hub

The Security and Human Rights Grant will award a maximum of CHF 30’000 (each) to two to three innovative projects coming from local organizations based in the Global South that are seeking to support the implementation of security and human rights good practices linked to the operations of extractive or private security companies.

For this edition of the Grant applicants must focus on one or more of the following topics:

  • Gender, Security and Human Rights;
  • Human Rights Defenders and Security;
  • Media as a tool to promote dialogue towards better security and human rights implementation.

All documents in relation to this call for proposals are available on the Security and Human Rights Knowledge Hub in English, French and Spanish. The call for proposals is open until the 15 November 2019.

For more information, please visit the Security and Human Rights Knowledge Hub and subscribe to the Knowledge Hub Newsletter