Asia

TIBET (CHINA) 2018

A Symposium for Tibetan Intellectuals and Artists

Filming for Tibet

 $109,719

To provide a safe space for minorities to assert their identity, discuss political and social issues, and build solidarity and stronger networks within their communities. The organization will hold a meeting for Tibetan educators, writers, artists, intellectuals, and community leaders to discuss rights guaranteed under the Chinese constitution.

Amplifying Voices from Tibet

The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom

 $12,484

To amplify the voices of Tibetans in Tibet and to increase understanding of political and social conditions in the country from the Tibetans’ point of view. The organization will translate articles written by popular bloggers in Tibet and China from Tibetan and Mandarin into English, and disseminate them widely to encourage accountability and highlight Chinese government policy in Tibet.

Creating Conditions for Dialogue and Negotiations

Conflict Resolution

 $104,000

To advance the resolution of a conflict in Asia by addressing a key obstacle through academic research, analysis, and dialogue. The organization will seek opportunities to facilitate dialogue in order to move parties beyond mutually exclusive historical narratives and to consider alternative ways to resolve the conflict.

Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders

Tibet Action Institute

 $50,000

To strengthen the capacity and skills of the next generation of Tibetan leaders, the grantee will organize training for key movement leaders and develop educational tools that focus on democracy, nonviolent tactics, and the promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law.  Additionally, the grantee will strengthen the use of secure online security communication and digital practices by Tibetan activists.

Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

 $2,331

To monitor, document, and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The organization will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and will produce press releases, briefings, statements, monthly analytical digests, and in-depth reports based on its research findings.

Human Rights Monitoring and Documentation

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

 $10,588

To monitor, document and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The organization will conduct research and in-depth analysis on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet to produce advocacy reports on a wide range of topics including environmental degradation, censorship, and denial of fair trial rights in Tibet.

International Advocacy for Human Rights in Tibet

Tibet Justice Center

 $58,000

To strengthen coordination and engagement on Tibet issues at the United Nations. The organization will work closely with a coalition of Tibetan NGOs and Tibet support groups to monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in Tibet and use this information for advocacy at the UN. The organization will also strengthen other NGOs’ skills in UN advocacy in an effort to pressure the Chinese government to adhere to universal human rights norms.

Promoting Conflict Resolution and Democracy

Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution

Supplement: $3,426

To instill in the Tibetan community in exile democratic values and practices that are rooted in conflict resolution principles. The organization will provide skills training to local assembly members in the non-violent management of conflicts and introduce communication skills that are useful in conflict prevention.

Strengthening Information Networks

Tibet Watch

 $10,939

To enhance the capacity for human rights monitoring, documentation, and reporting on the situation inside Tibet by expanding and strengthening information-gathering networks. The organization will use information obtained and verified through its information networks to provide in-depth, timely, and credible reporting on human rights developments and repression in Tibet.

Strengthening International Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Tibet

International Tibet Network

 $100,000

To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The organization will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials, provide capacity building trainings for members, and increase cooperation among Tibet support groups.

Strengthening the Tibetan Movement- Campaigning and Leadership Training

Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.

 $100,000

To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists’ skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet.

Strengthening Tibet Awareness in Mongolia and Building Democratic Solidarity

Diluv Hutugthu Foundation

 $55,000

To foster greater dialogue and understanding of Tibetan human rights and democracy-related concerns among Mongolians, and encourage their sustained interest, action and support for Tibet.  The organization will convene public talks, roundtable discussions, academic seminars, photo exhibitions, film screenings; host exchange visits; and facilitate dialogue between Tibetan and Mongolian thought leaders, democracy activists, and scholars.

Support for Political Prisoners

Australia Tibet Council

 $25,000

To raise awareness in the international and exile community about the situation of political prisoners in Tibet. The organization will collect and display a traveling exhibition on human rights conditions in Tibet.

Supporting Tibetan Political Prisoners

Australia Tibet Council

Supplement: $23,073

To raise awareness in the international and exile community about the situation of political prisoners in Tibet. The organization will collect and display a traveling photo exhibition on human rights conditions in Tibet while continuing to strengthen the organization’s leadership capacity, refine its strategic direction, improve implementation of programs, and strengthen its advocacy efforts.

Tibet Express Newsletter

U.S. Tibet Committee, Inc.

 $36,640

To provide independent news and analysis about Tibet with the aim of promoting greater discussion and substantive debate on current social, cultural, environmental, and political issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. The organization will publish a weekly Tibetan-language newspaper, and maintain a bilingual website in Tibetan and English.

Tibet Times Newspaper

International Tibet Independence Movement

 $53,000

To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The organization will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month, and maintain a website that is updated daily.

Tibet-China Democracy Networking Program

Tibetan Community Development Fund Inc.

 $33,000

To improve understanding of human rights and democracy-related concerns in Tibet among Chinese, both in China and abroad, and to increase communication between Tibetans and Chinese. The organization will facilitate interaction between Tibetan and Chinese democracy leaders, scholars, and others through meetings, conferences, cultural events, and exchange visits.

Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio

The Foundation Voice of Tibet

 $41,800

To encourage and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights.  The organization, an independent shortwave radio station, will broadcast daily news about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and neighboring countries.

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