Asia

HONG KONG (CHINA) 2019

Defending Rule of Law and Freedom in Hong Kong

Rule of Law

 $33,223

To engage a broad range of critical local and international stakeholders from both business and government sectors in the defense of rule of law in Hong Kong. The organization will research and report on how Hong Kong’s prosperity hinges on the strength of its rule of law and freedoms, and will advocate for this crucial link to inform international foreign policy approaches to Hong Kong.

Expanding Worker Rights And Democracy

Solidarity Center (SC)

 $194,710

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 to organize, bargain and advocate for better protections for workers, and to raise public awareness and promote participation in worker rights issues.

Promoting Evidence-Based Dialogue and Policy-Making

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

 $325,000

To create pathways for constructive dialogue on key political issues in response to threats to guaranteed rights in Hong Kong and the “One Country, Two Systems” framework. The institute will promote evidence-based dialogue on Hong Kong’s future based on citizen views of political and economic issues.

Strengthening Civil Society and Human Rights Protection

Justice Centre Hong Kong Limited

 $90,000

To strengthen democratic institutions and human rights protections. The organization 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 by supporting the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review’s recommendations.

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