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SHRIM TRUST FUND


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The corporate sector can contribute to positive social and economic development when efforts involve government actors, civil society, and local communities in planning and decision making. Extractive companies in particular are often associated with extensive impacts on the security and human rights of people in the communities where they operate. DCAF’s Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism (SHRIM) is a multi-donor trust fund committed to supporting on-the-ground implementation of security and human rights good practice in a coherent, sustainable and cost-effective way.

 

The SHRIM supports multi-stakeholder engagement across business, governments and civil society that contributes to security, development and respect for human rights in fragile contexts. Furthermore, the SHRIM funds security and development projects in fragile contexts and fosters public-private cooperation at local, regional and international levels. To ensure the sustainability of its projects and multi-sector partnerships, the SHRIM prioritizes local ownership, knowledge sharing and capacity building amongst the actors participating in SHRIM projects.

Approach


SUPPORT LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS GOOD PRACTICES

REINFORCE LINKAGES BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES

SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND BUILD CAPACITY AMONG LOCAL ACTORS

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS


Reinforcing Capacities for Civil Society Oversight of the Private Security Sector in Africa
23
COUNTRIES
5
WORKING GROUPS SUPPORTED
6
PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED
10
ONGOING PROJECTS

SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS GRANT 2020

 
Supporting national and local civil society organisations working in fragile contexts, where extractive industries have an impact on security and human right

Launched in 2018, the Security and Human Rights Grant is an annual programme that supports civil society organisations striving to promote human rights and increase security for individuals, communities, businesses and governments alike. Projects funded by the Grant promote constructive dialogue and engage with actors from the private and public sector in order to foster human rights compliant security practices around extractive operations.

For the second edition of the Grant, the SHRIM received 380 proposals from organisations specialized or experienced in the issues of gender and security, human rights defenders, and/or media in support of security, development and human rights. After an intensive review process and the approval of the SHRIM Steering Committee, we are pleased to announce the Grant recipients of the 2019 Grant:

  • Fundasaun Mahein (Timor-Leste): Implications of the Tasi Mane Petroleum Infrastructure Project on Timorese Women: Research Advocacy and Engagement
  • Regional Center for Responsible Companies and Entrepreneurships (CREER) (Colombia): Multi-actor strategies for the prevention of violence against human rights defenders in the region of La Guajira

The current Call for Proposals is closed.

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International Committee of the Red Cross