2022 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic: Call for Applications

Applications are now open for the 2022 “Liberté-Égalité-Fraternité” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government. This Prize, created in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, to promote and protect human rights.

For the 2022 Prize, there will be one theme: Sexual and reproductive rights: protecting the rights of LGBTQIA+ people and the fight against gender inequalities.

As they are a part of the human rights corpus, sexual and reproductive rights have the same characteristics: they are universal, indivisible and interdependent. However, in many places in the world, LBGTQIA+ people lack freedom in their sexual orientation and gender identity.


Applications are open to the following:
  • Projects on sex education activities, and information programmes on sexual and reproductive health;
  • Projects that aim to prevent and fight against stereotypes and discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation and violence against women, girls and LGBTQIA+ people;
  • Projects that assist or support women, girls and LGBTQIA+ people so they may enjoy the highest attainable level of health possible, in particular by enabling them to access sexual and reproductive health services and helping them to exercise their rights:
  • Projects on activities promoting and protecting the rights of LGBTQIA+ people: awareness-raising and fighting anti-LGBTI discrimination; facilities to support LGBTQIA+ people; the fight against “pathologizing” LGBTIA+ persons, etc.

As the Prize aims to be universal, non-governmental organizations, or individual candidates, irrespective of nationality and borders, should submit an application corresponding to the theme proposed for 2022. This application should contain field activities or a project to be implemented in France or abroad.

The five prize winners will be invited to Paris for the official ceremony. They will receive a medal and share a total sum of €70,000, awarded by the CNCDH and to be used to implement their projects. They may introduce themselves as 2022 laureates of the Human Rights Prize of the French Republic. Five runners-up will be awarded a “special mention” medal by the French ambassador in their country of origin.

Applications must comply with the Prize rules, which are available upon request. They can also be found on the CNCDH website: https://www.cncdh.fr/presentation-du-prix-des-droits-de-lhomme

The application must be written in French and include:
a) A letter of application presented and signed by the president or legal representative of the NGO concerned, or by the individual candidate;
b) The application form, which is attached to this call for applications and can be downloaded from the CNCDH website: www.cncdh.fr/edition-2022-du-prix-des-droits-de-lhomme. This form should present, in detail, the actions conducted by the association or individual;
c) A presentation of the NGO (statutes, operations, etc.);
d) The postal address and bank details of the NGO or individual candidate.

Candidates must send their complete application by the deadline of 10 October 2022 by email to: prixdesdroitsdelhomme@cncdh.fr

Last updated on: 27 September 2022