The May 18 Memorial Foundation - Grant for Democracy and Human Rights Projects
The May 18 Memorial Foundation has announced the grant opportunity for the democracy and human rights projects for 2012. Through the GDHRPO (Grant for Democracy and Human Rights Projects in Overseas), the Foundation supports work that contributes to promoting democracy and human rights and to building international solidarity. The grant will be awarded to NGOs based in civil communities which have been working in this field for more than 3 years.
The Grant consists of 2 main categories: Project support and Organization support. The May 18 Memorial Foundation will support 4 projects from 4 organizations and 2 organizations in the field of network, grassroots, and research.
Grantee organizations will receive the opportunity to participate in a variety of the May 18 Memorial Foundation’s international solidarity programs such as Gwangju Asian Forum, Gwangju Human Rights Folk School and so on.
The Grant will support the following types of projects:
* Civil movements (general): projects promoting civil movements in community.
* Democracy Education: projects organizing education about democracy and human rights.
* Human Rights Advocacy: projects focusing on the promotion and protection of human rights
* Democratization movements: Democratization projects and activities in non democratic countries.
* Grass Roots Organization: community and local-level organization.
* Research Institute : Research project regarding human rights and democracy.
* Any organization which has been working for more than 3 years are eligible to apply for the Grant.
* Organizations whose country belongs to OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) will not be selected otherwise the field of the organization’s work is based in developing country.
The deadline to submit proposals is 5 March 2012. For more information, visit this link http://518.org/eng/html/main.html?TM18MF=03070000