Equal Rights and Non-Discrimination protections have weakened globally during the COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbating the existing marginalization of minority groups and vulnerable populations. These projects strengthen equal rights protections and dismantle systemic inequities.

Finalists

Project

Country

Sub-Themes

AsylumConnect
AsylumConnect: providing legal aid and support to LGBTQ+ people fleeing persecution

🌎 Global

Education
SOGI
Women's Rights

DC Justice Lab
DC Justice Lab: fighting for racial justice in DC's criminal legal system

🇺🇸 United States of America

Criminal Justice Reform
Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Documenta, Análisis y Acción para la Justicia Social, A.C.
Justice Facilitators: a double channel of support for persons with disabilities and justice officials

🇲🇽 Mexico

Disability Rights

EcoCiclo
EcoCiclo: Creating opportunities for vulnerable women in Brazil through sustainable menstrual justice

🇧🇷 Brazil

Environmental Justice
Public Health
Women's Rights

Racist Violence Recording Network
Racist Violence Recording Network: a unified framework of civil society actors monitoring hate crimes

🇬🇷 Greece

Migration
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
SOGI

Red Dot Foundation; The Urban Vision
Safecity: a crowdmap for sexual and gender-based violence

🇮🇳 India

Open Data
Women's Rights

Samuel Ioron Foundation
Rural Urban Rightful: creating awareness campaigns to protect internally displaced people in Nigeria.

🇳🇬 Nigeria

Education
Migration
Women's Rights

Speak Up
Speak Up: empowering victims to combat sexual harrasment and gender-based violence in Egypt

🇪🇬 Egypt

Women's Rights

The International Legal Foundation (The ILF); Public Defender Society of Nepal (PDS-Nepal)
Decriminalizing Poverty and Marginalization in Nepal: ending unjust fines and debtors' prisons

🇳🇵 Nepal

Children and Youth
Criminal Justice Reform
Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Youth LGBT Organization Deystvie
Rainbow Shield: Guaranteeing legal protection of LGBTI people in Bulgaria

🇧🇬 Bulgaria

Children and Youth
Migration
SOGI
Women's Rights

Honorable Mentions

Project

Country

Sub-Themes

Child Rights and You
Local Child Protection Committees: ensuring children's access to protection, education, and justice in the state of Odisha

🇮🇳 India

Children and Youth
Migration

Fundación Multitudes
Women's Observatory Against Disinformation and Fake News: Combatting disinformation as a form of digital gender-based violence

🇨🇱 Chile

Political Process Monitoring
Women's Rights

UNDP Pakistan
Decentralization, Human Rights, and Local Governance: improving data systems and collection processes in Pakistan

🇵🇰 Pakistan

Political Process Monitoring
Technology