Human Rights Tulip Award

Deadline: 8 September 2014
Open to: individuals or organisations that promote human rights worldwide in innovative ways
Awards: €100.000


The Human Right Tulip is an annual award of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands for courageous human rights defenders who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. Since its establishment six years ago, the Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to individuals from a variety of countries. From 2013, the focus has been on the innovative character of their efforts. The prize is intended to help human rights defenders learn from each other. An independent jury will pick the three best candidates from the online poll and will also select three ‘wild cards’: promising candidates with a smaller public network. The jury will advise the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who will choose the winner. This year’s Human Rights Tulip will be presented on 9 December 2014.



The Human Right Tuliip is open to individuals or organisations that promote human rights worldwide in innovative ways.


The award comes with support worth €100.000 to further develop and scale up their innovation. The winner can use this to further develop or expand the scale of their work for human rights. In this way the prize benefits more people in more places.


Individuals, collectives and organizations who consider themselves eligible for this award can nominate themselves directly. Nominations can be made by either filling in the online nomination form or sending your response to the questions in a Word Document to [email protected].  All nominations need to be sent in before 8 September 2014.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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