European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)

Context: Promotion of rule of law and State accountability Objectives: The project aimed to foster greater accountability of public institutions and leaders to citizens in line with the Constitution of Lesotho. Results: 
Objectives: The project aimed to contribute to attain gender equality, prevent and eliminate early marriages, discrimination on inheritance of a girl child and violence against LGBTI Persons. Results: 
Objectives: The project raised awareness, mobilized support and lobbied the Government of Lesotho to establish the Human Rights Commission which would be an independent, autonomous and Paris Principles compliant body. Results: Establishment of a fully functional Human Rights Commission in Lesotho Reporting of Human Rights Violations to an independent body.
Commission Implementing Decision on the Multi-Annual Action Programme 2018-2020 for the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) to be financed from the general budget of the Union.  
The project, which builds on the EC funded programme ‘Preventing child marriage (CM) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in high risk communities in Tanzania to support girls to realise their rights’ that was implemented by Plan International Tanzania from February 2015 to  January 2017, aims to empower girls and strengthen community responses to ending CM and FGM through 5 reinforcing and interlinked result areas which address the complex set of drivers of harmful practices in a multi-level approach:
This project aims to prevent violence against school girls and women in the community. It aims to promote their rights and social protection through by strengthening the role of public schools and educational communities of five vulnerable areas as guarantors and promoters of rights.
This project's objective is to strengthen gender equality and the political empowerment of women within the framework of the electoral and post-electoral processes of the General and Departmental Elections of 2018 in Paraguay. Its specific objective is to improve the participation and political representation of women at national and departmental levels, with particular emphasis on the promotion of young women's leadership.
The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) multiannual indicative programme 2014-2017 is a strategy paper as referred to in Articles 4 and 5 of the Regulation (EU) No 235/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a financing instrument for democracy and human rights worldwide.
In the framework of the EIDHR Calls for Proposals that are planned in 2018, the European Commission organised two informal sessions, which took place on Thursday May 24 in Brussels. The sessions were attended by over 30 civil society organisations with the aim of exchanging ideas and providing feedback on the upcoming Calls. The meeting was organised in three parts:
Presentation and Notes from discusssions on the foreseen Human Rights Defenders Mechanism Call for Proposals.

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