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John Bunyan Fund for Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) in Iraq

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 21, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on October 2, 2021
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The British Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce John Bunyan Fund for Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) that aims to support the following areas of interest:
a) protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in Iraq. Utilise and increase civic space to strengthen interfaith dialogue and understanding between different religious groups
promote greater integration of views of minority Iraqi communities into mainstream policy including reconciliation.
b) promote constructive dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad on importance of religious education
c) engagement with youth and diverse actors from minority and majority religious groups to ensure youth inclusion in activities that influence Government policy and legislation on FoRB
d) promote youth education of diversity of religion and belief in Iraq, broadening understanding of communities and breaking down stigma
e) address and progress FoRB in Iraq;
f) address specific issues which may be experienced by women and girls from religious minority groups. Increase female minority participation in promoting peace, particularly in reconciliation efforts to ensure GoI/KRG takes significant steps to address the impact of current violence and discrimination against minority groups and ensure stronger support to pillars of increased participation as critical steps towards building a stable, democratic society.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Bidders should:
a) have significant understanding of religious persecution;
b) be able to demonstrate a strong track record of financial management and internal governance.
2. Creative and original project ideas and innovative activities that will have the greatest impact and deliver real change on the Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) agenda in Iraq.

An understanding of government programming would be an advantage.

They are less interested in proposals which focus purely on seminars, workshops or the production of research reports that end in themselves. Instead, proposals should include action-oriented ideas which will bring about concrete outcomes.

The total amount of funding available is 30,000 GBP. They are unable to fund multiple-year projects.

The successful implementer is required to issue quarterly reports.

Project activity must be completed before 31 March 2022.

Interested implementers are invited to submit their Proposal and Activity Based Budget, with approximate expected value of fund, to the embassy by 03 October 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Sep 21
Sep 21

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Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Sep 22
Sep 22

Thanks, Ana.