Call for applications – 2024 Marianne Initiative for Human Rights Defenders

Marianne Initiative for Human Rights Defenders aims to better assist them in their struggle, both abroad and in France.

Initiative Marianne : appel à candidatures
Initiative Marianne : appel à candidatures

The Marianne Initiative for Human Rights Defenders aims to better help Human Rights Defenders in their fight ( The hosting programme in France provides for individual accommodation near Paris, a monthly grant to cover daily needs, personalised support, and networking with Human Rights Defenders for a period of 6 months. The programme does not provide for a support beyond 6 months.

You are committed to the promotion and defence of human rights in your country:

  • You can provide document(s)/evidence, produced by others (recommendations, press articles, etc.), attesting to your commitment/action in favour of human rights;
  • You can justify that participation in the Marianne Initiative’s French aid programme will strengthen your capacity for human rights action in your country and internationally, and that it will enable you to create or develop existing or planned links or projects with French organisations;
  • You have a valid passport (with a validity of at least six months) or you are willing to follow the procedures to obtain one;
  • You are not subject to any legal ban on leaving the territory;
  • You are willing to travel to France from January to July 2024.

You can apply online to be part of the 2024 class of the Marianne initiative through the link below:

Application form - Marianne Initiative for Human Rights Defenders - Class of 2024 (January-July)

Applications do not need to be sent to the Embassy, but should be submitted directly using the procedure indicated above.

Your application will include the documents listed in the application form. It will be in French, English or Spanish.

The deadline for the application is 6th July 2023.

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