Int Federation of Human Rights core funding 2012-2016 - FIDH 2012-2016

Activity identifier

Core funding to International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH). FIDH is a federation of 178 non-governmental human rights organisations from over 100 countries and works to promote and protect human rights FIDH focuses on human rights defenders, womens rights, impunity and rule of law including the International Criminal Court, the protection of migrants and refugees.


2016 - Please note that the following reporting on results covers the operational year of 2015. The reporting for 2014 was already filled in under 2015 wherefore this reporting appears under 2016.The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) works for defending all human rights, civil, political, econmic, social and cultural and specially focuses on securing the freedom and capacity to act for human rights defenders, the universality of rights and their effectiveness. During the operational year 2015 FIDH has conducted its work in relation to six priorities. In the result reporting, FIDH gives a picture of the global situation and presents national, regional and international results in regards to each of the thematic priorities. The results further relates to FIDH and its member and partner ogranisations' work. During 2015, in all priority areas, FIDH has written a total of 36 fact finding reports and position papers, conducted 53 international missions, provided 23 material support to human rights defenders at risk, carried out100 advocacy missions before intergovernmental organisations, submitted 369 alerts on the situation of defenders and taken110 judicial actions on behalf of victims. As an comparative example - there were 240 alerts on the situation of defenders 2014 which shows the increasingly challenging situation for human rights defenders.Below, examples of results within the six priority areas are presented. Priority 1: Supporting human right defendersFIDH has worked to protect human rights defenders (HRDs) in situations of insecurity or repression and to strengthen their capacity for action. FIDH's work includes establish facts and provide daily alerts including urgent appeals, press releases and open letters to authorities. FIDH was particularly attentive to the situation of land and environmental rights defenders through the distribution of 58 urgent alerts on the subject. FIDH work included providing emergency assistance to 17 defenders and 6 NGOs through material aid; support for temporary or permanent relocation; securing sustainability of NGO premises; coverage of medical expenses, legal expenses and attorney's fees. FIDH contributed to the release of 55 defenders arbitrarily held.FIDH has also provided training to NGOs and defenders to reinforce their capacity for action and to enable defenders to better predict possible violations and increase their security. Priority 2: Promoting and protecting women's rights Even though women's rights has seen progress in some countries and regions, FIDH stresses that backsliding is still occurring on a large scale. FIDH and its member organisations enables or contributes to important results on equality between the sexes before the law in a number of countries. It includes denunciation of rising sexual violence against against all persons (Egypt), announcement of the decriminalisation of abortion in cases of incest, fetal impairment and rape (Morocco), consultations during the discussion on the drafting of a law regarding violence against women (Tunisia), adoption of a law establishing a quota of 30 % women in appointed and elevated government positions (Mali). FIDH has also worked on promoting women's access to justice contributing to results such as the launch of the Libyan Foundation for victims of secual violence following the spring of 2015 (Libya) and justice for 43 women victims of sexual violence following the post-election crisis (Ivory Coast). Priority 3: Promoting and protecting migrations' rightsFIDH work with migrants mainly focuses on strengthening policies and national laws for the protection of migrants' rights. Furthermore, FIDH has reinforced accountability for migrant rights' violations by raising public and media awareness of the denial of justice in the case of the 'left-to-die' boat people, and raising awareness of the role of Frontex. Priority 4: Promoting the administration of justice and fight against impunityFIDH works towards the pri



Granting agency
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation
Aid type
Contributions for Human Rights and democracy 2014-2017


Bilateral, Unspecified


Governance, democracy, human rights and gender equality
Human rights


Activity length
2012 – 2017

Financial information

Paid per year (net value)
2012 USD 1 625 079
2013 USD 921 206
2014 USD 874 648
2015 USD 711 803
2016 USD 711 803
Total paid amount (net value)
USD 4 844 539
Total committed amount
USD 5 170 707


DisbursementThe amount placed at the disposal of a recipient country or agency.
Type Description Receiver Org Transaction ID Date Value
Commitment---2012-01-01USD 5 170 707
Disbursement---2012-12-28USD 1 625 079
Disbursement---2013-12-28USD 921 206
Disbursement---2014-12-28USD 874 648
Disbursement---2015-12-28USD 711 803
Disbursement---2016-12-28USD 711 803





Objectives / Purpose of activity

Results, outcomes and outputs

Review of project performance and evaluation

Focus areas (policy markers)

Marker Principal objective Significant objective Not targeted
Gender Equality
Aid to Environment
Participatory Development/Good Governance
Trade Development
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification


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