TIBET (CHINA) 2020

Amplifying Voices From Tibet

The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom

$14,550

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

Creating Conditions for Dialogue and Negotiations

Conflict Resolution

Supplement$4,000

To advance the resolution of a conflict in Asia by addressing a key negotiation obstacle through academic research, analysis, and dialogue. The organization will publicize its research findings widely to academic, government, and civil society audiences around the world, and seek opportunities to promote dialogue in order to move parties beyond mutually exclusive historical narratives and to consider alternative ways to peacefully resolve the conflict.

Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders

Tibet Action Institute

$50,000

To empower and train Tibetans, the organization will develop educational tools that focus on democracy, nonviolent tactics, and the promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law. Additionally, the organization will provide strategic guidance on movement-wide campaigns and strengthen Tibetans’ and the Tibetan advocacy network’s use of secure online communications through trainings, knowledge hubs, and support networks. 

Human Rights Monitoring and Documentation

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

$78,000

To monitor, document and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The organization will conduct research on the human rights, political, and legal landscape in Tibet to produce a variety of advocacy reports and develop tools to strengthen Tibetan activists’ ability to monitor and advocate for human rights in Tibet. 

International Advocacy for Human Rights in Tibet

Tibet Justice Center

$100,000

To strengthen coordination and engagement on Tibet issues at the United Nations. The organization will work closely with a coalition of 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 nongovernmental organizations’ skills in UN advocacy in an effort to pressure the Chinese government to adhere to universal human rights norms. 

Promoting Awareness of Tibetan Human Rights

Canada-Tibet Committee

$38,000

The organization will convene a series of regional workshops to build support for stronger legislative and policy action on Tibet in Canada. Bringing together Canadian and Tibetan experts in the fields of climate change, economic cooperation, and democratic accountability, the workshops will explore these topics with the aim of defending and promoting the rights of Tibetans in Tibet.

Promoting Informed Voting among the Tibetan Electorate

Project Democracy

$40,000

To build the capacity of Tibetans to engage in more informed decision-making for elections. The organization will convene a series of community dialogues to foster issue-based discourse and identify the key policy priorities of the electorate.  Based on these priorities, a candidate questionnaire will be devised and disseminated to all candidates with their responses posted on a public website for voters to review.

Strengthening Awareness about the Panchen Lama

Tibet House Trust

$62,000

The organization will research, publish, and disseminate a comprehensive publication about the Chinese government’s enforced disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama. Through a series of awareness-raising events at strategic forums around the world, the organization will strengthen international awareness and support for the 11th Panchen Lama while defending and promoting the rights of the Tibetan people to practice their religion freely without interference from the Chinese government.

Strengthening International Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Tibet

International Tibet Network

$120,000

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, Training, and Strategic Organizing

Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.

$150,000

To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and 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.

Strengthening Tibet Awareness in Mongolia and Building Democratic Solidarity

Diluv Hutugthu Foundation

Supplement$5,000

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, a photo exhibitions, film screenings, host a visit, and facilitate dialogue between Tibetan and Mongolian thought leaders, democracy activists, and scholars.

Strengthening Tibet Monitoring and Information Networks

Tibet Watch

$53,305

To enhance the capacity for human rights monitoring, documentation, and reporting on the situation inside Tibet by strengthening information-gathering networks within the Tibetan community and incorporating strategic satellite monitoring of key sites in Tibet. The organization will use information obtained and verified through these sources to produce credible, in-depth, and timely reporting on human rights violations in Tibet.

The Future of Tibet Initiative

Tibetan Youth Association Inc.

$41,000

The organization will convene a series of interactive regional workshops to discuss the future of Tibet. By providing a forum for Tibetans in exile and Tibetans inside Tibet to express their opinions on critical issues concerning the future of the Tibet movement, the organization will encourage greater discussion and debate and promote democratic discourse in the Tibetan community. 

Promoting Tibet’s History

Tibetan Community Development Fund Inc.

$35,000

To preserve, protect, and promote Tibetan identity and counter Chinese propaganda about Tibet’s political and cultural history.  The organization will collect and document material related to modern Tibetan history and present it in a format accessible to academics, activists, and media from around the world. 

Tibet Event – Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

The Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

$15,000

To promote awareness of recent legal scholarship that challenges the People’s Republic of China’s historical claim to Tibet. Through press engagements, panel discussions, and  parliamentary activities, the organization will coordinate activities that build support for stronger legislative and policy action on Tibet, the resumption of the Sino-Tibetan dialogue, and increased collaboration among international parliamentarians on global Tibet initiatives.

Tibet Event – Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

The Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

Supplement$5,800

To promote awareness of recent legal scholarship that challenges the People’s Republic of China’s historical narrative on Tibet. Through press engagements, panel discussions, and parliamentary activities, the organization will coordinate events that support stronger legislative and policy action on Tibet, the resumption of the Sino-Tibetan dialogue, and increased collaboration among international parliamentarians on global Tibet initiatives.

Tibet Express Newsletter

U.S. Tibet Committee, Inc.

$84,000

To provide independent, timely, and credible news and analysis about Tibet and the Tibetan exile community. Further, to  promote open discussion and debate on human rights and democracy-related issues and current social, cultural, 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

$139,000

To provide Tibetans with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and 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 daily updated website.

Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio

The Foundation Voice of Tibet

Supplement$11,000

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, China, and neighboring countries.

Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio

The Foundation Voice of Tibet

$39,000

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, China and neighboring countries.