Crisis Rapid Response Fund (CRRF)

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 20:30

The world is currently in global lock down. In many countries across the Sub- Saharan Africa, governments have put in measures to curb teh virus. Much as well inteioned, human rights violations are at the worst in some of teh countries, Human rights defenders at teh forefront are at inc reased risk and especially young rights defenders with limited or no access to funding are funding it even most difficult to advance human rights due to many limitation that could be mitigated by small amounts of funding. Taking that into consideration, we have launched a campaign: “save lives, preserve human rights” meant to mobilise funds to faciliate the work of young rights defenders working under difficulty in theecurrent state of COVID-19 to save lives but also at the same time to advance human rights.

In this time of international pandemic, human rights violations are at the worst. Some diseases that cost lives continue to be neglected, young people continue to be the worst hit since they have limited or no access to gainful economic ventures. At this time, young human rights defenders continue to foster and uphold human rights in their respective capacities, but they are affected in various and distinct ways. Young people’s ability to uphold rights, foster accountable leadership and demand for the relevant service delivery amid this moment and beyond is important and can save lives.. Young human rights defenders play a pivotal role in advancing accountability, widening civic space and fostering rights in a situation of global pandemic, yet they now face enormous new challenges in so doing.

The new Crisis Rapid Response Fund will give TRANET-Africa local partners and members and individual independent youth human rights defenders – such as writivists, Artivists, bloggers, community social media activists among others in primarily Uganda, secondarily in Eastern Africa and across the Sub-Saharan Africa access to emergency funding so they can continue to operate in increasingly dire economic conditions and sustain their advocacy work or get protection at times of serious risk.

The fund will be the cornerstone of the campaign: “save lives, preserve human rights” which aims to raise funds to help  local and community young defenders, especially in countries where such organizations struggle to exist in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Eligibility

  • Individual Young Rights Defenders at the grassroots championing human rights, fostering accountability, good governnace, social justice and democracy amid the current global pandemic
  • Youthled organisations at the grassroots championing human rights, fostering accountability, good governnace, socila justice and democracy amid the current global pandemic
  • young rights defenders at risk and intending to use innovative approaches to advance human rights amid the lock down in tgheir community and or country
  • rights defenders organisations facing difficulty access funds for their cause

Applications currently not accepted.

Grant Type: 
Action Grant