Financial support to human rights defenders and local human rights organisations
OMCT, including in the framework of the Observatory
for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, provides financial support
to human rights defenders and local human rights organisations in need
of urgent support, in any region of the world:
· Emergency material support to human rights defenders at
provides material assistance and emergency support to human rights
defenders at risk working in the most difficult circumstances, in
any region of the world.
Eligible expenses for financial
support or direct material support to human rights defenders and human rights
organisations include the following: physical security; digital security;
communications; capacity building in security; secure transportation; legal
support; medical support (including psycho-social support and rehabilitation);
social assistance (including family support); support
to temporary relocation where necessary; urgent
monitoring, reporting and advocacy; etc.
Financial support to strengthen and sustain sensitive
initiatives by local human rights organisations
provides support to local human rights organisations from any region of the
world in order to enable them to consolidate their operational activities, allowing
them to develop sensitive initiatives and/or sustain their work, as well as to
strengthen their capacities to implement local innovative activities and
projects to prevent and respond to infringements faced by human rights
defenders and their organisations.
OMCT is a
member of ProtectDefenders.eu, the European Union Human
Rights Defenders Mechanism implemented by international civil society.
wishes to thank the European Union and the Republic and Canton of Geneva for
their support. The content of this page is the sole responsibility of OMCT and should in no
way be interpreted as reflecting the view(s) of the supporting institutions.