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Rights & Security International (RSI) is seeking proposals from legally registered charities in Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, and Morocco for research on the impact of counterterrorism laws and programs on civic space. We may award up to £5,000 to each successful applicant.
RSI is an international human rights organization that promotes people’s rights in the national security context. After defending rights in the UK for 30 years, we now seek to protect rights and hold governments to account around the world.
This year, RSI is starting an exciting new initiative – the Rise Coalition. This coalition will be a collection of civil society groups and human rights defenders around the world working together to promote human rights and end violations committed in the name of “security.” Rise Coalition members will share knowledge and ideas for creative strategies to defend human rights, protect civic space and seek accountability for rights violations.
Organizations that are willing to join the network – which is free – can now apply for a research grant of up to £5,000 from RSI.
Where we may fund
We will consider applications from registered charities or other legally recognized not-for-profit organizations headquartered in one of the following countries:
What we can fund
We will consider funding the research and publication of factfinding reports about:
1. The impact of counter-extremism or counterterrorism laws in your country on the activities of local civil society groups, human rights defenders or movements for justice.
- OR –
2. The impact of the UK government’s counter-extremism or counterterrorism activities on human rights or social justice movements in your country.
Your proposal can involve one or both of these topics.
We are looking for original research and analysis that will explain:
Connecting applicants to the Rise Coalition
Groups that apply for these funds should be willing to connect with other Rise Coalition members to share ideas and – when possible – work together on creative advocacy.
If you apply for this funding, we may invite you to join the Rise Coalition even if your application is not successful.
Your project can extend for up to 12 months. Your work on the project should begin by 1 November 2021.
What we will not fund
How to apply
Please apply by completing the form below and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 August 2021.
How we will handle your data
We may retain your application for up to two years for monitoring and evaluation purposes. After no more than two years, we will delete your application materials from our files. You may contact us to request that we delete your materials earlier.
We may also retain your contact information for up to two years and use it to contact you regarding the Rise Coalition, training opportunities or other RSI activities. After two years, if you are not actively participating in the Rise Coalition or corresponding with RSI, we will delete your contact information. You may ask us to stop contacting you and/or delete your contact information at any time.
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