Latin America and Caribbean

Peru 2019

Civil Society Monitoring of the Judiciary Constitutional Reform

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

$40,260

To foster the participation of civil society in the implementation of the judiciary reform and to strengthen the credibility and independence of the judiciary. A coalition of civil society organizations will advocate for establishing transparent nomination and selection processes based on meritocratic standards for the nomination of the new members of the highest judiciary institution.  The organization will foster the inclusion and participation of this civil society coalition in this process of reform.

Coordinating Efforts to Reduce Corruption and Impunity in Peru

Proetica – Consejo Nacional para la Etica Publica

 $40,000

To foster transparency by coordinating anti-corruption initiatives and to tackle impunity providing support to public investigation and prosecution efforts related to corruption cases. The organization will sustain a coalition of anti-corruption organizations and investigators and prosecutors working on these cases. It will also advocate for a strong anti-corruption agenda with Congress and the executive branch.

Countering Corruption through Investigative Journalism

Asociacion de Periodismo de Investigacion Ojo Publico

 $50,000

To bolster government accountability and transparency in the potentially corrupt linkages between the public and private sectors and to establish digital investigative journalism as a long-term sustainable model. Through its online platforms, Power Chamber and Bionic Eye, the organization will produce high level investigative and fact checking articles and shed light on corruption involving public officials and private sector leaders. The organization will disseminate its fact-checking and investigative methodologies to journalists and civil society organizations and will improve its business model to become sustainable.

Increasing Citizen Awareness of Mass Corruption

Asociacion Convoca

 $45,000

To reinforce media coverage on corruption by building capacity and fostering networks of investigative journalists; and to disseminate reliable information on specific corruption cases generating pressure on public authorities to end impunity. The organization will foster networks of local investigative journalists in five regions to report on grand corruption in Peru, with a specific focus this year on the administration of justice. The organization will shed light on corrupt dealings and promote much needed institutional and pro-transparency reforms to tackle corruption.

Raising Awareness of Social Conflict and Human Rights Violations through Independent Media

Servicios Educativos Rurales

Supplement to 2018-1283 $40,000

To enhance the availability and quality of information on social conflicts in remote areas through a network of local correspondents and to foster alternative perspectives on the nature of social conflicts. The organization will provide capacity building for network of local correspondents that will produce hundreds of investigative articles and op-eds on high profile conflicts.

Strengthening Indigenous Participation in Democratic Processes

Confederacion Nacional Agraria

 $88,237

To strengthen the political participation and organizational capacity of indigenous peoples’ organizations and to promote political participation and representation for indigenous citizens. The organization will strengthen indigenous organizations by fostering a generational renewal in leadership positions,strengthening indigenous identity and self-recognition,and advocating for legal norms promoting indigenous citizenship.

Strengthening the Political Representation of Traditionally Marginalized Groups

Ashanti Peru – Red Peruana de Jovenes Afrodescendientes

 $40,000

To coordinate and bolster the advocacy capacity of civil society organizations working with vulnerable populations; and to advocate for the inclusion of traditionally marginalized groups and dedicated public policies in local public policy making in five regions. A coalition of civil society organizations will promote dialogues with regional elected authorities, political party leadership, and public officials to bolster political commitments to adopt public policies at the local level that promote diversity and protect against discrimination.

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