China (Tibet)

Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet
$60,000*
To provide support to Tibetan political prisoners and to educate Tibetans in exile about human rights conditions in China. Gu-Chu-Sum will run a school for former political prisoners, support serving and former political prisoners in Tibet, sponsor a lecture tour and human rights workshops, maintain a human rights desk, and publish a bi-monthly human rights newsletter.

International Campaign for Tibet (ICT)
$53,000
To increase understanding between Tibetans and Chinese. ICT will facilitate interaction between Tibetan and Chinese officials, academics, and general publics through meetings, conferences, and the publication of a Chinese-language newsletter and website.

International Tibet Support Network (ITSN)
$45,000*
To coordinate and build the capacity of the worldwide Tibet movement through a series of meetings, trainings, and workshops. ITSN will coordinate three multi-faceted international campaigns focused on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, human rights, and environmental and economic rights in Tibet.

Khawa Karpo Tibet Cultural Centre Charitable Trust
$25,500*
To provide news and analysis to the Tibetan public and promote greater discussion and debate on current issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. Khawa Karpo will publish the weekly Tibetan-language newspaper, Bo-Kyi-Bang-Chen (Tibet Express), maintain a trilingual website, and translate and publish a book by a prominent Tibetan writer.

Social and Resource Development Fund (SARD)
$50,000*
To raise awareness of the principles of human rights and democracy at the grassroots level in Tibetan communities in exile. SARD will provide modest support in the form of seed money or one-time grants to Tibetan organizations, associations and ad hoc committees that are working to inform and educate their communities about democracy and human rights and to increase participation in the political process.

Social, Economic & Cultural Development Fund
$20,000*
To increase Tibetans’ access to information by maintaining a library and learning center. The center will sponsor language and computer classes, hold discussion meetings for the general public, and maintain an Internet café to provide greater access to information for the community.

Tibetan Literacy Society
$30,000
To provide the Tibetan public independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community, and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and a general readership on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The Tibetan Literacy Society will publish and distribute throughout the Tibetan community in exile and in Tibet Bod-Kyi-Dus-Bab (Tibet Times), a Tibetan-language newspaper published three times a month.

Tibet Museum
$15,500*
To preserve and present material related to modern Tibetan history and to educate visitors about the Tibetan culture and people. The Tibet Museum will maintain and operate its Dharamsala-based museum, “Demton Khang,” display a touring exhibition, organize seminars and lectures, and maintain a website.

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD)
$12,000*
To promote political participation in local governance and strengthen democratic practices at the local level. TCHRD will conduct community surveys and two-day workshops on local governance in Tibetan settlements in India, as well as organize half-day public talks in each community on the issue of local elections.

Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Centre (TPPRC)
$15,000*
To strengthen leadership skills and political awareness of young people in Tibet. The TPPRC will conduct a nine-day workshop designed to introduce Tibetan high school students to the structures and functions of the Tibetan government-in-exile and expose them to key civil society organizations, media outlets, and educational institutions as well as human rights and environmental issues related to Tibet.

Tibetan Review
$33,660*
To promote freedom of press and understanding of democratic concepts in the Tibetan exile community. Tibetan Review, a monthly English-language news magazine, will provide Tibetans in exile and the international community with Tibet-related news, insightful opinion pieces, and editorials, including articles written by prominent journalists, academics, and others interested in Tibetan issues.

Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA)
$31,720*
To promote the empowerment of Tibetan refugee women and to raise awareness of human rights violations against women in Tibet. TWA will publish a newsletter and a magazine, conduct leadership training for TWA members, carry out international advocacy, translate the autobiography of one of the TWA’s founders into English, and commission a report on the role of women in the Tibetan struggle for human rights.

Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Center
$15,000*
To preserve Tibetan literature and culture and protect and support Tibetan writers in Tibet. The Tibetan PEN Center will translate essays and other written materials into Tibetan, much of it originally published in Chinese; publish works by Tibetan writers, including political prisoners; conduct an extensive research project on Tibetan writers imprisoned in Tibet; and participate in International PEN activities.

Voice of Tibet
$38,330*
To encourage and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. The Voice of Tibet, an independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station, will continue to broadcast regular news about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to listeners in Tibet and in neighboring countries.