Latin America and Caribbean

Venezuela 2015

 

Advocating for the Restoration of Checks and Balances

Democratic Ideas and Values

$41,120

To promote the restoration of checks and balances as well as the respect for human rights.

 

Assessing the State of Democracy

Democratic Ideas and Values

$41,840

To promote research and analysis on the state of democracy in Venezuela.  The organization will monitor political developments, produce assessments and recommendations to improve democracy in the country.

 

Combating Impunity for Human Rights Abuses

Human Rights

$29,940

To reduce impunity for human rights abuses committed by security forces in Venezuela. The program will work with victims’ families to seek justice and reparations, and educate them on the State’s responsibilities to protect human rights.

 

Defending Human Rights

Human Rights

$35,000

To monitor and denounce human rights violations. The group will defend victims and litigate emblematic cases.

 

Documenting Human Rights Violations

Human Rights

Supplement: $4,320

To document human rights violations. The group will complete a report on the human rights situation.

 

Encouraging Electoral Participation in Venezuela

Democratic Ideas and Values

$30,340

To encourage electoral participation in underserved communities across Venezuela.  The project seeks to educate citizens on the role of the National Assembly and the importance of legislative elections to strengthen democracy.

 

Facilitating Electoral Oversight

Political Processes

Supplement: $25,000

To promote voter participation in, and oversight of, the electoral process. The organization will produce and disseminate educational materials to prevent electoral irregularities and carry out a communications campaign to encourage voter turnout.

 

Facilitating Electoral Oversight

Political Processes

$100,000

To promote voter participation in and oversight of the electoral process. The program will produce and disseminate educational materials on frequent electoral irregularities and carry out a targeted communications campaign to encourage voter turnout.

 

Fostering Entrepreneurship in Defense of Democracy and Free Markets

Developing Market Economy

$160,813

To strengthen Venezuelan entrepreneurs’ capacity to sustain their businesses and promote the value of democracy,  rule of law, and free market initiatives; to reinforce the private sector’s role in defending basic democratic rights, including free enterprise; and to foster networks of entrepreneurs that exchange experiences and lessons learned , as well as  generate mutual support and response capacity. Entrepreneur training workshops will be conducted, and Entrepreneurship Clubs established in four cities.

 

Good Governance and Local Public Management

Civic Education

$27,000

To strengthen the capacity of local public officials to facilitate consensus on a local legislative agenda. The organization will conduct a series of trainings for public officials and local council members on good governance.

 

Improving Local Governance and Citizen Participation

Accountability

Supplement: $6,000

To promote cooperation and foster the exchange of experiences and lessons learned on local governance processes.  The organization will provide tools and methods to improve local governance processes.

 

Improving Local Governance and Citizen Participation

Accountability

Supplement: $7,500

To facilitate the regional exchange of knowledge and practices to promote effective local democratic governance.  The organization will provide on-going technical assistance to municipalities to strengthen local public policies and facilitate citizen participation in local decision-making. 

 

Improving Local Governance and Citizen Participation in Venezuela

Accountability

$30,806

To promote good governance and citizen participation at the local level.

 

Injecting Debate of Economic Reform into National Assembly Elections

Democratic Ideas and Values

$148,063

To enhance public-private democratic dialogue on the economic impact of major national and local legislation and bolster Venezuelan democratic players’ ability responses to public policy proposals. The organization will maintain a Legislative and Economic Analysis Program, create and manage an interactive online platform connecting citizens to National Assembly candidates, publish bulletins and analysis, and continue radio programs to discuss economic reform issues during and after the 2015 election.

 

Leadership Development and Political Participation

Democratic Ideas and Values

$40,000

To promote leadership empowerment and bolster political participation.  The group will organize a series of training workshops to strengthen leadership skills and build stronger partnerships between local communities and the government. 

 

Learning Civic Participation

Human Rights

$49,410

To advocate for public policies that address the needs of vulnerable populations. The organization will train leaders on their civic and political rights.

 

Monitoring and Reporting on Human Rights Violations in Venezuela

Human Rights

$43,614

To report on human rights violations in Venezuela. The organization will organize workshops that will increase knowledge on democratic values and human rights.

 

Monitoring Human Rights Conditions

Human Rights

$34,260

To monitor and report on the human rights situation in Venezuela. The organization will collect data, conduct interviews, analyze information and create materials to raise awareness on the human rights situation in the country.

 

Monitoring the Venezuelan National Assembly

Accountability

Supplement: $7,500

To promote electoral participation and knowledge of the role of the National Assembly.  A nationwide get-out-the-vote campaign will be organized to promote electoral participation. 

 

Promoting Access to Justice and Public Services

Rule of Law

$35,000

To facilitate access to justice by providing legal assistance to Venezuelan citizens.

 

Promoting Citizen Journalism

Freedom of Information

$81,700

To promote freedom of expression. The group will promote alternative channels to generate and disseminate news and information.

 

Promoting Decentralization and Local Democratic Governance

Political Processes

$30,000

To promote decentralization and foster citizen participation.  The organization will raise awareness on the role of citizens to promote effective democratic governance at the local level.

 

Promoting Democratic Leadership at the Community Level

Civic Education

$34,118

To strengthen the capacity of local leaders to participate in democratic processes and advocate for solutions to the challenges facing the local population. The organization will promote the exchange of experiences and best practices among project participants.

 

Promoting Democratic Principles

Political Processes

$43,500

To promote civic participation and effective communication between citizens and elected officials.

 

Promoting Democratic Values

Civic Education

$58,900

To promote a deeper understanding of democratic values.  Through an intensive training program, the organization will encourage citizens to become involved in public service and assume leadership roles in their communities.

 

Promoting Democratic Values

Civic Education

$65,000

To strengthen democratic values by conducting a training on democratic principles, human rights, cyber-activism and leadership skills.

 

Promoting Democratic Values and Citizen Participation

Accountability

$20,000

To promote democratic values and encourage citizens to participate in governance processes at the local level.

 

Promoting Dialogue, Democratic Values, and Freedom of Association

Freedom of Association

$40,000

To promote democratic values and freedom of association. A cadre of leaders will be selected and trained on consensus building, democracy, civic education, and citizen participation.

 

Promoting Freedom of Expression and Information

Freedom of Information

$55,402

To raise awareness on freedom of expression violations in Venezuela. The group will complete special reports on the state of freedom of expression and report before domestic and international audiences.

 

Promoting Freedom of Expression in Venezuela

Freedom of Information

Supplement: $5,000

To promote freedom of expression and human rights in Venezuela.

 

Promoting Human Rights and Freedom of Expression in Venezuela

Civic Education

$37,500

To promote democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression in Venezuela.

 

Promoting Independent Information

Accountability

$108,320

To promote media pluralism on corruption and elections in Venezuela.  The organization will encourage investigative journalism and will facilitate citizens’ access to information on corruption. It will carry out a media campaign to encourage electoral participation.

 

Promoting Independent Journalism

Freedom of Information

$75,000

To engage local independent journalists and alternative media outlets in defending freedom of expression and democracy. The organization will train journalists on investigative journalism and the use of social media in disseminating news. The project will also promote socially responsible media and foster media pluralism.

 

Promoting Leadership and Democratic Values

Civic Education

$24,500

To promote democratic values. Through a civic education program, the group will disseminate democratic ideas and values among family and community members.

 

Promoting Oversight and Accountability

Accountability

$42,996

To strengthen oversight and accountability of Venezuela’s policy makers.

 

Promoting Respect for Human Rights and Reparations for Victims

Human Rights

Supplement: $7,500

To defend human rights and facilitate information on human rights protections.

 

Promoting Respect for Human Rights in Venezuela

Human Rights

$72,777

To strengthen local human rights organizations’ capacity to document human rights violations and to advocate for international human rights standards.

 

Raising Awareness about the Human Rights Situation in Venezuela

Human Rights

$44,998

To raise awareness about the human rights situation in Venezuela by fostering a dialogue between civil society leaders and their counterparts throughout the world.

 

Strengthening Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights

$38,350

To document and denounce human rights violations. The group will educate civic leaders on human rights norms and facilitate increased interaction among like-minded organizations.

 

Strengthening Local Governance

Political Processes

$45,000

To strengthen local governance through increased citizen participation.  New technologies will be used to bolster citizen participation in local decision-making.

 

Strengthening Local Governance by Promoting Democratic Principles

Political Processes

Supplement: $10,000

To promote voter participation and effective political communication. A voter turn-out campaign will be conducted leading up to the 2015 legislative elections.

 

Strengthening Oversight and Accountability

Political Processes

$60,000

To strengthen the relations between citizens and elected officials and foster greater oversight and accountability of policy makers.  The organization will conduct a series of workshops and facilitate a dialogue between citizens and policy makers.

 

Strengthening Oversight and Dialogue with Elected Officials

Political Processes

Supplement: $10,000

To strengthen oversight and dialogue with elected officials.  The project will encourage electoral participation and citizen oversight. 


From the 2015 NED Annual Report

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