Eurasia

TAJIKISTAN 2019

Defending Human Rights

Human Rights Matter e.V.

 $91,660

To strengthen the potential of young human rights defenders and legal practitioners. The local partner will educate young lawyers about human rights, conduct a weekly debate club, and provide internships and mini-grants. Separately, the local partner will provide a series of trainings and technical assistance to the country’s Lawyer’s Union, in order to strengthen the capacity of this body to effectively serve as an independent professional association.

Defending Human Rights

Human Rights Matter e.V.

Supplement: $7,473

To strengthen the potential of young human rights defenders and legal practitioners. The local partner will educate young lawyers about human rights, conduct a weekly debate club, and provide internships and mini-grants. Separately, the local partner will provide a series of trainings and technical assistance to the county’s Lawyer’s Union, in order to strengthen the capacity of this body to effectively serve as an independent professional association.

Promoting Civic Education

TajRupt

 $34,800

To promote civic engagement and activism among youth in northern Tajikistan. The Khujand-based civic education organization will conduct three sessions for 100 students each of its 10-week civic education curriculum. Upon completion of the courses, the organization will select the most promising participants to complete social impact projects in their communities.

Promoting Independent Media

Akhbor News

 $32,320

To promote access to objective, accurate, and timely information about current affairs and politics in Tajikistan. With Endowment support, the organization will maintain and develop its multimedia news site, which provides independent news and articles on current political, economic, and social developments in Tajikistan. The website will be updated daily with news and analytical articles.

Promoting Independent Media in Tajikistan

Freedom of Information

 $62,700

To promote access to objective, accurate, and timely information about current affairs and politics in Tajikistan by publishing a news website. With Endowment support, the organization will maintain and develop its multimedia news site, which provides independent news and articles on current political, economic, and social developments in Tajikistan.  The website will be updated daily with news and analytical articles.

Supporting Independent Media

Bureau on Human Rights and Rule of Law

 $45,825

To support the defense of journalists and media freedom in Tajikistan. The organization will provide legal assistance to journalists in three regions. The organization will offer legal aid and monitor violations of journalists’ rights; conduct informational trainings; and publish quarterly reports on the observance of journalists’ rights in Tajikistan.

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