The Switzerland-based Human Dignity Foundation (HDF) has announced a call for proposals on child protection for NGOs in India and South Africa to apply for support for projects that will contribute to ensuring that ‘all children are safer at home and in the community'.
 The primary target group of the call is children between 10 and 18 years.
 The geographic focus of the call is South Africa and India (Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and cities of Delhi and Bangalore only).

Key areas of focus are:
  •  Effective support to children who experience violence
  •  Prevention of violence against children
  •  Prevention of unnecessary separation of children

HDF is particularly interested in projects that:
  •  Address underlying causes of violence against children
  • Support functioning of integrated protection systems
  •  Support families and communities to better care for children
  •   Support removal of drivers of institutional care

Applications are invited from non-government, not-for-profit organisations registered in the countries of focus. HDF is looking for organisations that have a proven track record and are providing effective solutions that put children directly at the core of their activities.