Deadline: 30 November 2017

The Open Society Public Health Program is currently inviting concept forms from civil society organizationsand networks that seek to advance the health and human rights of sex workers in Europe.

This call provides two tracks for funding:

  • Unrestricted organizational support for organizations that primarily work on sex workers’ rights
  • Project-based support for organizations whose mission extend beyond sex workers’ rights, or for organizations that already receive organizational support from the Open Society Foundations

Purpose and Priorities

The Open Society Public Health Program will consider concept forms from organizations and projects that advocate for sex workers’ health and human rights. Their five funding priorities extend to initiatives that:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of law and policy that are conducive to realizing the highest attainable standard of health for sex workers;
  • Contribute to improving practices in policing, immigration control, and antitrafficking efforts, with a view to reduce harms to sex workers;
  • Contribute to improving health outcomes of sex workers, including by improving access and adequacy in health care and reducing violence;
  • Strengthen the organizations and leaders in the sex worker rights movement;
  • Challenge dominant, harmful narratives about sex work and present alternate narratives that incorporate health and human rights perspectives and seek to broaden the base of supportive allies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Concept forms are accepted from organizations based in FranceIrelandItaly, the NetherlandsNorwayPortugalSpainSweden, and the United Kingdom. The Open Society Public Health Program will consider national as well as local initiatives. The Open Society Public Health Program also accepts forms from organizations with a regional focus in the European Union.
  • For unrestricted organizational support: The organization must focus primarily on sex workers’ health and human rights, and employ a structural or political analysis of sex workers’ health in its work. It must advance one or more of the five funding priorities.
  • For project support: The project must be designed to advance one or more of the five funding priorities. It must have clear objectives that are achievable within the term of the project, which cannot extend beyond two years.
  • Open Society Public Health Program does not support health service delivery.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a concept form of no more than three pages via given website.

Eligible Countries: France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom

For more information, please visit Open Society Public Health Program.

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