Libya 2020

Combating Fake News, Hate Speech, and Incitement

Freedom of Information

$29,800

To combat fake news, hate speech, incitement, and disinformation in digital media. The organization will conduct an awareness and education campaign to highlight the negative impact of Libya’s current media environment on exacerbating and prolonging violence and conflict; enhance its digital media research platform; publish data about incitement and hate speech; and promote information about professional journalistic standards for media consumers and producers in Libya.

Developing Community Youth Leadership

Moomken Organization for Awareness and Media

Supplement $22,000

To promote a community of peacebuilding practice and community dialogue to respond to localized conflicts in Libya. The organization will build the capacity of a cadre of youth civil society leaders through a two-week intensive course on peacebuilding and conflict management and assist to develop community-focused mechanisms for conflict prevention and community mediation. The organization will facilitate participants’ creation of conflict rapid response committees in five cities.

Empowering Youth Leaders

North African Policy Initiative

$30,000

To engage civic leaders and build their capacity in policy analysis and process. The organization will lead a training on research, public policy analysis, and advocacy skills; train youth civic leaders on how to draft policy papers; and lead a six-month mentorship program on developing policy recommendations related to priority issues in their respective communities.

Monitoring Human Rights

The Libyan Organization for Transitional Justice

$25,000

To promote respect for human rights and document violations for future transitional justice efforts. The organization will work with civil society and human rights defenders in multiple regions of the country to monitor, document and report human rights violations. The organization will engage a team of legal experts to review, analyze, and verify collected data and produce quarterly reports for international advocacy.

Promoting Youth Engagement

Libyan Organization for Development

$20,000

To promote democratic values among youth in eastern Libya. The organization will lead training of trainers for university youth leaders, and facilitate dialogue sessions among youth from universities. The organization will also provide technical assistance and mentor youth leaders to produce and submit a memorandum with recommendations to the Ministry of Higher Education on how to increase youth civic space at universities.

Promoting Youth Engagement

Civic Education

$25,000

To promote democratic values among youth in eastern Libya. The organization will lead training of trainers for university youth leaders and facilitate dialogue sessions among youth from universities. The organization will also provide technical assistance and mentor youth leaders to produce and submit a memorandum with recommendations to the Ministry of Higher Education on how to increase youth civic space at universities.