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.