Human Rights Prize of the French Republic for 2023

Grant / Award in Environment , in Other , in Sustainable Development
  • Paris
  • Apply Before : October 15, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 9887
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 5
  • Fields of study Sustainibility, Envoirnment
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Applications are now open for the 2023 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic – Liberty Equality Fraternity. This Prize recognizes and supports the completion of individual or collective projects in the field of human rights, whether in France or abroad. Regardless of nationality or borders, winners will receive a grant plus more benefits to promote and protect human rights anywhere in the world.

This year’s Prize theme will be “Defending the environment and water access.”

Priority goes to the projects, including a gender perspective or aimed at ensuring the access of disadvantaged or vulnerable people to their rights, focusing on fighting exclusion. Individuals and non-governmental organizations with one or more field projects aimed at the following topic can apply for the 2023 prize:

  • Promoting environmental defenders’ works or ensuring their protection
  • Promoting effective access to sanitation and quality drinking water
  • They are monitoring water resources in the long term, with the ability to foster the distribution of usages in line with resources.

The French Republic established the Human Rights Prize of the French Republic in 1998 with financial support from the French government’s prime minister, and it was awarded by the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights.

Those interested in NGOs and individuals interested in creating their projects based on the human resources aspects and aiming to develop and implement their projects are most welcome to apply.

Key Details

Application Deadline: 15 October 2023

Prize Awarding Date: 10 December 2023

Ceremony Location: Paris, France

Number of Prizes: 5 Prizes

Eligible Nationalities: All

Compensations and Prizes

The 2023 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic benefits includes the following items:

  • 70,000 Euro for project implementation
  • A medal and certificate of appreciation
  • Special mention medal to five runners-up by the French ambassador in their country of origin.
  • An invitation to Paris for the official ceremony

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Who Can Apply?

Applicants meeting the following criteria can apply for the Human Rights Prize of the French Republic:

  • Applications are open to all nationalities and both gender
  • NGOs and individuals who are working for human rights protection are welcome to apply

Required Documents

Applicants should submit the following application documents:

  • One letter of application signed and presented by the president or legal representative of the NGO or by the individual candidate
  • Application form
  • A presentation of the NGO, including statutes, operations, etcetera
  • Bank details of the NGO or individual applicant plus postal address

How to Apply?


Submission Email:

Submission Address: Cécile RIOU-BATISTA, TSA 40 720, 20 avenue de Ségur, 75007 PARIS, France


Note: The application must only be in the French language.


For detailed information, please follow the Human Rights Prize of the French Republic website.


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