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Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
The Australian Government's overseas aid program is a Federal Government funded program that reduces poverty in developing countries.
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) manages the program.
Australia, through AusAID, works with other governments, the United Nations, Australian companies and non-government organisations to design and set up projects which tackle the causes and consequences of poverty in developing countries.
The Human Rights Grant Scheme
The Human Rights Grant Scheme considers applications from forty–four (44) eligible countries across the world. Of the 44 countries ONLY Haiti is eligible in Caribbean.
The Human Rights Grants Scheme provides grant funding to non-government organisations and human rights institutions based or operating in developing countries to promote and protect human rights in direct and tangible ways. Grants are awarded to projects that achieve one or more of the following objectives:
prevent or end gross human rights violations promote positive change in policies or actions of government or relevant non-state actors in the area of human rights monitor;
seek redress for and/or report on human rights violations, including supporting victims of human rights abuses educate and/or train human rights victims;
workers or defenders who promote observance and implementation of international human rights standards promote and strengthen national or regional human rights institutions or mechanisms.
Further general information on the scheme can be found at http://www.ausaid.gov.au/business/other_opps/humanrights_scheme.cfm