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16.09. Nepalese disability rights activist Krishna Gautam shares experiences from Nepal on September 23rd
28.05. New project grants, May 2013
28.05. Ulla Anttila appointed Executive Director of KIOS

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Note to grant seekers

KIOS opens a call for applications twice a year for organisations not previously funded by KIOS. The next call for applications is from 1 February until 31 March 2014.

Organisations that have already received KIOS funding are welcome to submit their applications throughout the year.

News from Our Partners

05.06. CEHURD, Uganda: Extend the time within which Least Developed Countries can enforce Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property
07.05. Odhikar, Bangladesh: Odhikar condemns the indiscriminate killing of hundreds of unarmed Hefazate Islam activists and curtailing media freedom
27.04. Bangladesh: Odhikar┤s Statement on the Deaths of Garment Workers at Rana Plaza

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KIOS Seminar Report 2013

KIOS┤s seminar report "Promoting Human Rights - Human Rights Defenders as Actors of Social Change" was published in the Annex Building of Finnish Parliament on the International Human Rights Day, December 10th 2013.

Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Minister of Development, and Ms. Elisabeth Nauclér gave speeches at the event. Dr. Ulla Anttila, the Executive Director of KIOS, introduced the report to the audience. The report highlights the challenges of human rights defenders and pays attention to the policies that could promote the work of HRDs as well as reduce risks they encounter.

Seminar report (pdf).