Project profile — Protecting Human Rights in Preventing and Responding to Conflict


OHCHR - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (41313)
2020-03-23 - 2022-03-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Colombia (32.50%)
• Ukraine (40.00%)
• Venezuela (10.00%)
• Sudan (10.00%)
• Sri Lanka (7.50%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Human rights (15160) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to prevent conflict, hold perpetrators accountable, and help societies reconcile through the active promotion of human rights with governments, early warning through monitoring and reporting of violations, and strengthening the role of civil society in fragile and conflict affected states. Project activities include: (1) monitoring and reporting on human rights situations in the target countries; (2) supporting targeted countries to increase implementation of the recommendations of the international human rights mechanisms’ recommendations; and (3) supporting the active participation of civil society, including those representing women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex LGBTI populations, ethnic and religious minorities to defend their human rights.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes in targeted fragile and conflict affected states for this project include: (1) enhanced prevention and protection of human rights of women, girls, men and boys in situations of conflict and insecurity; (2) enhanced protection of civic space and participation of civil society actors, including women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) populations, and ethnic and religious minorities where relevant; (3) rule of law and accountability mechanisms increasingly address human rights violations, including social and economic rights particularly affecting women, children and Indigenous peoples, where relevant; (4) transitional justice mechanisms provide increased accountability for conflict-related violations (including sexual and gender-based violence where relevant), in targeted FCAS; and (5) increased implementation of the outcomes of the international human rights mechanisms, including those that focus on the rights of women where relevant.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
21-12-2022 Disbursement $1,502,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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