Updated Mar 25, 2020CLOSED

Human Rights Tulip Award

Offered by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands

The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award to individuals or organisations that promote human rights worldwide in peaceful and innovative ways.
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CLOSEDMar 29, 2020Deadline
From €100,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America, Middle East and North Africa and Low and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasRule of Law and Human Rights (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Individuals or organisations (from various countries) that promote human rights worldwide in peaceful and innovative ways.

Selected Dutch embassies have also issued a Human Rights Tulip to a local human rights defender. In this way, ambassadors show that the Netherlands values the work done by local human rights defenders and sees it as important.

The selection criteria are as follows:
Working to peacefully promote and/or protect human rights, especially in one of the following fields:
freedom of expression (including online);
freedom of religion or belief;
equal rights for LGBTI persons;
equal rights for women and girls;
fight against impunity and accountability for international crimes.
Level of repression and risks faced as a result of the human rights work.
Level of innovation and creativity in the approach to promote and protect human rights.
Ability to achieve impact and to reach and improve the life of (marginalised) beneficiaries through the human rights work.
Working with and involving relevant partner organizations and/or communities.
Sustainability of the project and the possibility to scale up the approach or project.

Application Directions

To nominate someone, complete the nomination form and send it to dmm-tulip@minbuza.nl or to humanrightstulip@tutanota.com.
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