Russia

Accountability

$240,104

Increasing Anti-Corruption Capacity of Chambers

To build the capacity of regional chambers of commerce and industry to support member companies' anti-corruption practices. The organization will work with local partners to design and conduct trainings to help local businesses reduce corrupt practices.

 

$530,067

Transparency in Russia

To raise awareness of corruption. The organization will provide legal advice to citizens and will conduct research on levels of corruption and anticorruption efforts.

 

$300,000

Combatting Corruption through Business Education

To build the capacity of regional chambers of commerce and industry to support member companies' anti-corruption practices. The organization will work with local partners to design and conduct trainings to help local businesses reduce corrupt practices.

 

$169,933

Transparency in Russia

To raise awareness of corruption. The organization will provide legal advice to citizens and will conduct research on levels of corruption and anticorruption efforts.

 

$58,319

Citizen Engagement

To involve the public in local activism.

 

$45,219

Anti-Corruption Website

To involve more citizens in anticorruption efforts.

 

$259,889

Boosting Business Integrity through Education

To improve anticorruption programs at medium sized businesses in Russia.  The program will work with local partners to design a curriculum and train legal specialists who will support mid-sized enterprises in implementing business integrity programs that discourage corrupt practices in accordance with international law.

 

Civic Education

$66,095

Strengthening Women's Organizations

To assist young women in addressing threats to their personal freedom.

 

$38,042

Promoting Participation in Public Life

To develop leadership skills among local youth through educational seminars on human rights and the media.

 

$49,947

Rights School for Migrants

To improve the ability of migrants to defend their rights.

 

$27,369

Human Rights School

To conduct human rights training seminars for teachers in local schools and seminars for citizens on protecting their fundamental constitutional rights.

 

$39,000

Improving History Education

To educate young people about the lessons of the Soviet era.

 

Supplement: $3,400

Improving History Education

To educate young people about the lessons of the Soviet era. The organization will engage people in a discussion about Soviet history and what implications it has for modern Russia.

 

Democratic Ideas and Values

$29,910

Youth Engagement

To improve the accessibility and transparency of government agencies.

 

$400,000

Meeting Point of Human Rights and History

To raise awareness of the use and misuse of historical memory and to stimulate public discussion of pressing social and political issues.

 

$43,672

Civil Society Research

To improve the effectiveness and internal organization of new civic groups.

 

$24,440

Information for Youth

To conduct a citizen education and outreach program. The organization will conduct research on local citizen participation and hold informational sessions and trainings on effective local involvement.

 

$88,536

Opinion Polling

To promote better understanding of current developments in civic engagement. Interviews and focus groups will be used to ascertain sociological trends in Russian society.

 

$65,000

Research Trends

To provide citizens and members of civic groups with information regarding current events in Russia.

 

$45,002

Protecting Historical Monuments through Legal Mechanisms

To protect historically and culturally relevant landmarks from misuse, neglect, and theft.

 

Freedom of Association

$200,000

Trade Unions: Expanding Freedom of Association

To promote the freedom of association and social dialogue.  The organization will hold trainings on these subjects.

 

$64,000

Your Rights in the Workplace

To increase public awareness and media coverage of labor relations and workers' awareness of their legal rights.

 

$520,000

Trade Union Education and Providing Space for Democracy

To improve the capacity of Russian trade unions to attract new members and respond to constituents' interests.

 

Freedom of Information

$55,914

Strengthening Media Freedom and the Legal Safety of Journalists

To help foster freedom of expression in Russia. This organization will provide legal assistance to journalists and media outlets and will host a series of educational trainings.

 

$100,000

Freedom of Information

To maintain and expand a news website that focuses on civil society and human rights.

 

$41,905

Engaging Activists in Russia's Regions

To improve the availability of unbiased, locally relevant information and to increase citizen engagement in Russia's regions.

 

$56,000

Access to Ecological Information

To provide access to accurate information about important ecological issues.

 

$59,067

Independent Information Platform

To provide an independent venue for NGOs and others to hold media events.

 

$40,928

News Website

To maintain an informational website, which collects blog posts from civic activists, human rights defenders and other popular bloggers and reposts them on a single webpage.

 

$80,066

Promoting Freedom of Information

To promote freedom of information by monitoring official information resources. Monitoring reports, news, and other resources will be disseminated on the organization's website and as printed reports.

 

$33,510

Providing Independent Local News

To provide an independent source of local news and to further discussion of local problems at the neighborhood, municipal, and regional levels.

 

$42,700

Support for Investigative Journalism

To increase the availability of quality, independent investigative journalism in Russia and on Russia-related issues.

 

$29,400

Supporting Independent Media

To increase public awareness of social, political and human rights development in Russia.

 

$35,000

Information Portal

To maintain a web portal for citizens interested in various issues. The web portal will bring people together to discuss issues online.

 

$31,599

Providing Access to Judicial Information

To improve transparency in Russia's judicial system and facilitate strategic litigation.

 

$54,000

Promoting Civic Engagement

To encourage the exchange of information on issues of local interest.

 

$57,256

Independent Information Platform

To provide an independent venue for NGOs and others to hold media events.

 

$49,990

Increasing Access to Ecological Information

To improve access to information about human rights and environmental issues. This organization will maintain its website and publish a journal on environmental issues.

 

$100,000

Information Network

To provide reliable and accurate information on local events through a network of regional correspondents.

 

$65,040

Blogger School

To improve access to high-quality, independent investigative journalism in Russia.

 

$49,345

Journalist Trainings

To increase citizen engagement with human rights issues.

 

$37,000

Internet TV

To develop a web platform for the discussion of local issues. The website will include information on news pieces and educational pieces on human rights and other subjects.

 

Human Rights

$38,869

Providing Legal Information

To inform citizens about their rights and provide training in legal processes and court procedures.

 

$46,757

Promoting Freedom of Movement

To provide assistance to Russian citizens whose rights have been violated. The program will include information dissemination as well as targeted practical legal support.

 

$27,820

Human Rights Monitoring

To defend victims of human rights violations in regional and international courts.

 

$70,000

Civic Ombudsman

To monitor human rights violations throughout Russia. This organization will provide legal assistance to victims of human rights abuses, distribute information regarding abuses in the domestic and international press, and publish a newsletter.

 

Supplement: $10,000

Defending Human Rights

To deepen local understanding of human rights through a series of roundtables and conferences, this organization will work to assist local authorities in better protecting them.

 

$250,000

Protecting Human Rights

To raise awareness of and to defend victims of human rights violations.

 

$87,406

Assistance to Activists and NGOs

To protect the rights of Russian NGOs and civil society activists.

 

$34,892

Defending Women's Rights

To raise awareness of the problem of gender discrimination through roundtables and trainings.

 

$100,000

Preventing Torture

To monitor gross human rights violations in Russia. The organization will publicize the results of its monitoring on its website, through partner NGOs, and in local and national media outlets.

 

$85,180

Promoting Human Rights

To promote broader respect for human rights in the armed forces.

 

$200,000

Legal Defense of NGOs

To provide access to information and legal assistance to Russian civic activists and organizations.

 

$28,945

Promoting Human Rights

To conduct human rights seminars and consultations for young Russian army draftees and to examine conditions in the army.

 

37,874

Counteracting Discrimination Against Minorities

To reduce instances of hate crimes in Russia.

 

$25,498

Promoting Human Rights

To conduct human rights seminars and consultations for draft-age youth, conscripts, and their families.

 

$18,149

Human Rights Monitoring

To support regional offices conducting human rights monitoring. The organization will collect and disseminate reports of human rights abuses.

 

$57,000

Human Rights Center

To conduct a human rights and legal education program including leadership trainings for local NGOs, student workshops, and legal trainings for prison monitors. Legal assistance will also be provided to victims of human rights abuses and their families.

 

$35,000

Public Dialogue

To promote the knowledge of human rights and legal norms through the flow of reliable, unbiased information about the history of repression in Russia.

 

$60,001

Political Prisoners, Past and Present

To improve understanding of the role of political repression in Russian history and contemporary Russia.

 

$50,000

Democracy Meeting Point

To continue hosting human rights-oriented outreach events. This organization will operate a public debate and discussion series, which will focus on issues relevant to Russian society.

 

Supplement: $13,858

Reducing Extremism

To support a program of monitoring, analysis, and publications to counter xenophobia. The organization will conduct research and publish analytical reports.

 

$62,244

Raising Awareness of Human Rights

To provide free legal representation and consultation to victims of human rights violations. Assistance will include utilizing regional or international instruments for human rights protection and defense.

 

$34,905

Monitoring Human Rights

To conduct human rights seminars and consultations for draft-age youth, conscripts, and their families.

 

$60,000

Defending Human Rights

To deepen local understanding of human rights through a series of roundtables and conferences.

 

$24,400

Human Rights Trainings

To monitor human rights conditions in prisons.

 

$136,405

Monitoring Extremism

To support a program of monitoring, analysis, and publications to counter xenophobia.

 

$32,915

Investigating and Combating Extremism and Xenophobia

To improve understanding of the problems of extremism as a part of Russian public life.

 

$30,830

Protecting Women's Rights

To improve respect for women's rights in the legal and social spheres, and to increase the capacity of women to seek legal recourse when their rights have been violated.

 

$73,641

Legal Resource Center

To provide free legal assistance to victims of human rights violations and raise awareness of human rights abuses.

 

$65,000

Protecting Human Rights

To conduct ongoing monitoring of human rights throughout the Russian Federation and to share that information with the public and other interested organizations.

 

$48,030

Documenting Human Rights Abuses

To improve access to information pertaining to the violation of fundamental human rights and international law.

 

Supplement: $7,850

Human Rights Monitoring

To monitor the treatment of inmates and detainees currently held in prison. The organization will continue to operate a legal aid center for detainees and their families.

 

$60,850

Assistance to Prisoners

To raise awareness of the problem of lack of rule of law in Russia.

 

$34,050

Raising Awareness of Political Prisoners

To raise awareness about the ongoing problem of politically motivated trials in Russia.

 

$50,000

Defending Minority Rights

To foster an atmosphere of openness and public dialogue about minority rights.

 

$70,000

Information Network

To formalize a nationwide information news collection network. This organization will update its website and conduct analysis of collected information to identify relevant trends.

 

$35,998

Youth for Civil Society

To bring together and provide training for youth. The organization will conduct seminars and trainings on topics related to human rights.

 

$60,118

Human Rights Monitoring

To monitor the treatment of inmates and detainees currently held in prison. The organization will continue to operate a legal aid center for detainees and their families.

 

$25,000

Human Rights Information Network

To raise awareness about human rights violations committed in recent Russian history.

 

$35,000

Establishing Dialogue to Prevent Ethnic Conflicts

To foster dialogue between NGOs, local media, and law enforcement.

 

Supplement: $15,000

Supporting Prisoners

To raise awareness about the Russian judicial system. This organization will maintain a website and hold public discussions on this and other issues.

 

NGO Strengthening

$40,657

Increasing the Capacity of NGOs

To increase the capacity of civil society organizations by training them in human rights law.

 

$200,000

Promoting Civil Society

To train civil society activists in the skills necessary for building social movements.

 

$35,720

Public Participation

To increase citizen engagement and citizen-government dialogue.

 

$91,876

Human Rights Capacity Building

To increase the capacities of lawyers working on human rights issues and of Russian NGOs to operate safely.

 

$25,060

Increasing Access to Information

To help citizens engage with the local bureaucracy to foster increased transparency and accountability.

 

$96,360

Legal and Institutional Support for Russian NGOs

To provide legal assistance and NGO training programs for newly formed NGOs and initiative groups.

 

$15,000

Support for Youth Ecological Initiatives

To increase youth engagement in civil society and to increase public awareness and engagement with ecological issues.

 

$42,406

Supporting Civil Society

To support the formation of NGOs and improve public perceptions of civil society.

 

$50,000

Utilizing the Mechanisms of the European Court of Human Rights

To train human rights lawyers on international judicial procedures.

 

$59,500

Promoting Awareness of Human Rights Violations in Russia

To assist Russian human rights organizations by strengthening their advocacy and outreach capacity. The project includes a training program, consultations and mentoring and the development of a manual on advocacy campaigns

 

Political Processes

$450,000

Political and Civic Engagement in Russia

To increase transparency and participation on the local level. The organization will hold trainings and workshops on engaging local communities and promoting transparency.

 

Supplement: $450,000

Political & Civic Engagement

To increase transparency and participation on the local level. The organization will hold trainings and workshops on engaging local communities and promoting transparency.

 

Rule of Law

$45,300

Improving Migrant Legislation

To raise public awareness of corruption in the migration system.

 

$50,000

Raising Legal Awareness

To improve the quality of legal counsel available in Russia.

 

$84,702

Promoting Human Rights

To promote compliance with international law.

 

$45,000

Building Capacity for Human Rights Lawyers

To improve the skills of human rights lawyers from Russia.

 

Strengthening Political Institutions

Supplement: $450,000

Increasing Political Competition

To increase issue-based civic engagement. The organization will provide a series of trainings and internships on how to foster greater social communication and engagement.

 

$450,000

Increasing Political Competition

To increase issue-based civic engagement. The organization will provide a series of trainings and internships on how to foster greater social communication and engagement.

 

$100,000

Municipal Deputy School

To improve the capacities of local elected officials to respond to constituent needs. The organization will hold a series of seminars and host practical exercises on the duties of local officials in Russia.

 

Freedom of Information

$50,000

Promoting Environmental Civic Journalism

To improve the quality and outreach of environmental investigative journalism and increase the impact of the environmental movement in Russia.

 

Grant descriptions are from the 2014 NED Annual Report.