Asia

TIBET (CHINA) 2018

A Symposium for Tibetan Intellectuals and Artists

Filming for Tibet

Supplement: $15,000

To provide a safe space for minorities to assert their identity, discuss political and social issues, and build stronger networks to protect their ethnic identity. The organization will hold a meeting of Tibetan educators, writers, and activists to discuss and share thoughts on human rights, democracy, and rights guaranteed to minorities under the Chinese constitution. Additionally, the organization will provide humanitarian support to current and former political prisoners.

A Symposium for Tibetan Intellectuals and Artists

Filming for Tibet

$60,000

To provide a safe space for minorities to assert their identity, discuss political and social issues, and build stronger networks for their mutual protection. The organization will hold a meeting for Tibetan educators, writers, and activists to discuss and share thoughts on human rights, democracy, and rights guaranteed to minorities under the Chinese constitution. Additionally, the organization will provide humanitarian support to current and former political prisoners.

Amplifying Voices from Tibet

The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom

Supplement: $11,930

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

Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders

Tibet Action Institute

$50,000

To empower and train a future generation of Tibetan leaders. The grantee will organize a leadership training for Tibetan youth 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 enhance online security practices of activists and build their capacity in information gathering, media advocacy, and grassroots organizing.

Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

Supplement: $21,500

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 and the status of Tibetan democracy in exile, and produce a variety of reports based on its findings.  It will also strengthen its Chinese research desk and create an interactive database on Tibetan political prisoners.

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 documentation for advocacy at the UN. The organization also will strengthen other NGOs’ skills in UN advocacy in an effort to convince the Chinese government to adhere to universal human rights norms.

Promoting Conflict Resolution and Democracy

Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution

$18,000

To instill in the Tibetan community in exile democratic values and practices that are rooted in conflict resolution principles.  The grantee 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, thus fostering more effective governance practices

Promoting Women’s Rights in the Tibetan Exile Community

Buddhist Women’s Educational Society

$22,000

To promote the social, political, and economic empowerment of Tibetan women. The association will conduct an advanced women’s leadership training course focused on strengthening participant’s skills in communications, grassroots organizing, media advocacy, and leadership.

Strengthening International Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Tibet

International Tibet Network

$150,000

To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet and to foster greater coordination among civil society organizations. The grantee will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials, conduct capacity-building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.

Strengthening International Support for Human Rights in Tibet

International Tibet Network

Supplement: $10,000

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, conduct capacity building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.

Strengthening the Tibetan Movement – Campaigning and Leadership Training

Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.

$50,000

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 resolve the issue of Tibet peacefully.

Strengthening the Tibetan Movement – Campaigning and Leadership Training

Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.

Supplement: $14,705

To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet and to strengthen Tibetan activists’ skill 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.

Tibet Express Newspaper

U.S. Tibet Committee, Inc.

$38,310

To provide independent news and analysis about Tibet and promote greater discussion and debate on current social, cultural, and political issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. The organization will publish a weekly Tibetan-language newspaper, and maintain a trilingual website in Tibetan, Mandarin, and English.

Tibet Express Newspaper

U.S. Tibet Committee, Inc.

$22,500

To provide independent news and analysis about Tibet and promote greater discussion and debate on current social, cultural, and political issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. The organization will publish a weekly Tibetan-language newspaper, and maintain a trilingual website in Tibetan, Mandarin, and English.

Tibet Times Newspaper

International Tibet Independence Movement

Supplement: $870

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 Times Newspaper

International Tibet Independence Movement

$46,000

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.

Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio

The Foundation Voice of Tibet

$41,500

To inform and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.

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