Funding available for human rights projects

Call for proposals
The protection and promotion of human rights are key priorities for the German government.

Article 1 of Germany’s basic law describes human rights as the basis of every community, of peace and of justice in the world. This means that Germany is committed to promoting human dignity and to protecting fundamental freedoms not only in Germany but throughout the world.

The German federal foreign office, thus provide funds for sponsoring different projects supporting the protection of human rights all over the world, predominantly in developing countries.

To this end, the German embassy in Windhoek issued a call for project proposals with the deadline for submissions set for 20 September. Funds for human rights projects will be available starting from early 2023. Projects must start and be fully implemented within the year 2023. The amount of money granted can vary from up to €100 000 (approximately N$1.65 million). A detailed financing plan is essential for the application that should include the use of some of your own resources.

The application should include a description of how you would present your project results to the public (i.e. press releases, public events).

All supporting information and the application form are available at