Iran

Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation (ABF)
$140,000
To raise awareness of extrajudicial executions in Iran since the 1979 revolution, promote understanding of democracy and human rights principles among Iranian citizens, and strengthen its organizational capacity. ABF will further develop its web-based human rights memorial and library of human rights documents in Farsi, procure office space, hire a development and communication consultant, and conduct outreach and media campaigns.

Freedom of Information and Human Rights
To build solidarity and international support for local NGOs and human rights activists by raising public awareness of human rights, to facilitate the ability of Iranian civil society and media representatives to engage with the international community, and to invigorate democratic debate and the exchange of ideas among Iranian civil society activists. This includes human rights training, monitoring, and fact finding.