OSF New Grants Program & Free Training Manual on Health & Human Rights

30 June 2012

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture held on June 26 has launched a new grants program as well as a new training manual to address the problem of abuse, torture, and neglect in health facilities, especially to those of ethnic or sexual minorities, disabilities, or certain illnesses.

Grants program

The OSF is requesting proposals from NGOs to apply for the new grants program called "Fighting Torture in Health Care." OSF is the coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Torture in Health Care's Standards and Litigation Working Group. It is seeking proposals from NGOs to implement proposals from organizations interested in using one or more of the mechanisms described in its recently published training manual to advance existing advocacy efforts to address torture in health care and ensure government accountability.

The training manual that can aid in developing the proposal can be accessed at this link.

NGOs can submit proposals for a grant of up to $15,000. The deadline to submit proposals is 1 September 2012. For more information, visit this link.

Training Manual

The OSF recently published the free training manual called the "Twenty Mechanisms for Addressing Torture in Health Care." The manual is an excellent tool to gain understanding of abuse of human rights in healthcare settings and it can also be used byNGOs as an excellent reference material while developing and submitting proposals for OSF's new grants program

The manual can be downloaded from this link.


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