Netherlands Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Nominations Human Rights Tulip open

Nominations for the Human Rights Tulip 2015 are now open. You are welcome to put forward a candidate between June 15 and July 15, 2015. Nominations can be submitted on

The Human Rights Tulip is awarded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to human rights defenders who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. Human rights defenders anywhere in the world can be nominated.

The winner will be selected by the Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs on the basis of public voting and the advice of an independent jury. Individuals and organizations can win global recognition and support worth € 100.000 to further develop and scale up their innovation. In consultation with the winner, a working visit to the Netherlands will be organized to coincide with the award ceremony in The Hague on December 10, 2015.

In 2014, the Human Rights Tulip was awarded to Mideast Youth. This organisation creates online platforms for under-reported and censored voices advocating for human rights throughout the Middle East and beyond.