Human rights are rights that apply worldwide, to all people, in all places, at all times. They are the foundations of a democracy in which every person counts. The Netherlands strives to protect and promote human rights all over the world.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Award

Target group: human rights defenders

Operates worldwide 

The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award of the Dutch government to individuals or organisations that promote human rights in peaceful ways. The Human Rights Tulip was established in 2008 and is intended to support human rights defenders and to help them learn from each other. From 2013, the focus has been on the innovative character of the work of human rights defenders.