Asia

HONG KONG (CHINA) 2018

Expanding Worker Rights and Democracy

Solidarity Center (SC)

$155,000

To expand worker rights and democracy and promote the development of civil society in Hong Kong. The center will support partners to strengthen the capacity of trade unions, including migrant and domestic worker unions, to organize, bargain and advocate for better protections for workers, and to raise public awareness and promote participation in worker rights issues.

Promoting Engagement of Fundamental Rights

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

$200,000

To facilitate engagement on Hong Kong’s growing threats to guaranteed rights. The institute will organize a seminar series in Hong Kong on how national security can be protected while safeguarding fundamental rights and will facilitate international advocacy for Hong Kong scholars, legal practitioners, and civil society leaders to raise awareness of recent developments among influential international stakeholders.

Strengthening Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Protection

Hong Kong Justice Center

$90,000

To strengthen democratic institutions and human rights protections. The program will work with civil society networks and political leaders to improve compliance with international standards for human rights, and will seek to increase the international community’s awareness of human rights abuses in Hong Kong through advocacy and as part of the Universal Periodic Review process.

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