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Displaying records 1-25 of 101 results
All results totalling $6,504,832
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Project Title: Protecting Soldiers' Rights
Organization Name: Journalists' Club "Asparez" NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To improve observance of human rights norms and due process in Armenia and to enhance the availability of reliable and detailed information about human rights abuses in the country. The organization will research cases of non-combat-related deaths of Armenian soldiers, create a website database and book, develop recommendations, and publicize its findings through radio and TV programs and a documentary film.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $38,050
Project Title: Public Debate and Civic Activism
Organization Name: Art Laboratory
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote civic activism and democratic values in Yerevan and in the regions of Armenia. The organization will host a series of debates and discussions in Yerevan and conduct trainings in six regional cities to promote collaboration among civil society activists and the development of a common advocacy agenda.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $32,850
Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy
Organization Name: Helsinki Association
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To improve observance of human rights norms and due process in Armenia and to enhance the availability of reliable and detailed information about human rights abuses in the country. The organization will provide legal aid, monitor court cases on human rights topics, and conduct strategic litigation. Together with its partners, Helsinki Association will produce short investigative films and video discussions on human rights.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $56,500
Project Title: Informing Public Policy Debates
Organization Name: Civilitas Foundation
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To raise the quality and broaden the scope of policy debates in Armenia. The organization will research key policy areas, conduct public opinion polls, produce news and analytical articles, and host public events to discuss its findings. Research and opinion polls will cover a broad range of topics, including Armenia's foreign policy, constitutional reform, migration and demographic issues.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $24,500
Project Title: Promoting Government Accountability
Organization Name: Ecological Right, NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To encourage civic activism and to promote government accountability. The organization will investigate government mismanagement of the Teghut mine in northern Armenia; coordinate with local communities affected by the mine; undertake strategic litigation on cases arising from this investigation in domestic and international courts; and produce a documentary film about their findings.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $36,500
Project Title: Increasing Political Participation & Representation
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To consolidate a constituency for democracy, NDI aims to help increase the political participation of women and youth and improve Armenian political parties' strategies for increasing outreach and inclusiveness. The Institute will conduct leadership and candidate trainings for women that foster active political engagement on reform efforts, as well as help political parties to revitalize through improved representation of citizens and their interests.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $130,421
Project Title: Increasing Political Participation and Representation
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To promote inclusiveness and active participation,, NDI aims to increase the political participation of women and youth and improve Armenian political parties' strategies for outreach to these dynamic segments of the population. The Institute will conduct leadership and candidate trainings for women and youth that foster active political engagement on reform efforts. NDI will also help parties grow and develop through improved representation of citizens and their interests.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $430,421
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Armenian Times Newspaper
Organization Name: Dareskizb LLC
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To improve the quality and increase the availability of objective news and information in Armenia. The organization will expand and improve the newspaper, Haykakan Zhamanak ("Armenian Times"), the country's most widely-read independent newspaper. The organization will use Endowment support to increase the length of the paper, improve its layout, and expand its coverage of corruption, rule of law, and regional issues.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $36,750
Project Title: Independent News Website
Organization Name: Investigative Journalists NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen freedom of speech and the editorial independence of the media in Armenia. The organization will maintain the daily news website, Hetq Online. Articles will be published in Armenian, Russian, and English and will focus on domestic politics, foreign relations, social issues, the environment, Nagorno-Karabakh, the economy, the media, the judiciary, Caucasus regional politics, and life in the regions. Under this program, Hetq journalists will pay particular attention to the realignment of political forces following the 2013 presidential elections as well as developments surrounding Armenia's participation in the Eurasian Customs Union.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $47,100
Project Title: Supporting Civic Activists
Organization Name: Helsinki Committee of Armenia
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To advance knowledge of human rights and advocacy strategies among civic activists in Armenia. The organization will conduct training with young civic activists and journalists on rights and responsibilities for civic participation in Armenia; monitor public assembly and provide legal aid in cases of detention or violent dispersal; and provide networking opportunities for activists.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $38,973
Project Title: Public Debate on Foreign Policy
Organization Name: Union of Informed Citizens Consulting Non-Governmental Organization
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To raise the quality and broaden the scope of public debate in Armenia and to increase the availability of objective information on key policy issues. The organization will produce articles and videos on 17 topics related to Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Customs Union and will host a series of seminars with youth activists in Yerevan and in the regions to discuss their findings and facilitate debate.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $24,400
Project Title: Independent News and Online Television
Organization Name: Independent Journalists' Network
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To encourage public debate, strengthen the editorial independence of the media, and enhance the availability of reliable and detailed information about human rights abuses in Armenia. The organization will produce daily news articles, video reports, and short documentaries investigating human rights issues in the country.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $51,251
Project Title: Developing Civic Initiatives
Organization Name: Socioscope Societal Research and Consultancy Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the capacity of civic initiative groups in Armenia. The organization will develop specialized workshops to improve the efficacy of civil society leaders, and deepen their commitment to democratic values. Socioscope will develop 12 day-long workshops designed to enhance the ability of civic initiative leaders to appeal to broad constituencies, mobilize participants, and identify common causes with activists in other movements. Lectures from the workshops will be filmed and published on the "eTV" online television channel.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $36,359
Project Title: Improving Public Oversight of Government Officials
Organization Name: Europe in Law Association
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote transparency among government officials by monitoring the recruitment and hiring process for new civil servants, prosecutors, and judges. The organization will develop a methodology, monitor the tenders for open positions, attend exams and other proceedings, and analyze their findings. ELA will use the results of its monitoring to make recommendations about strengthening transparency, fairness and accountability of as professional qualifications for Armenian public servants.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $33,600
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement
Organization Name: Utopiana
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote activism among the youth of Armenia. The organization will produce fifteen films documenting community engagement projects in the regions of Armenia. Utopiana will also produce a series of interviews with activists, sociologists, and political scientists and three short satirical films, to be posted on its video portal, ACTV.am. Finally, Utopiana will conduct civic journalism workshops for small groups of youth activists in five regional cities.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $37,500
Project Title: Monitoring Local Elections
Organization Name: Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To raise awareness among Armenian and international audiences regarding irregularities and violations in the electoral process, promote the fairness and transparency of the Armenian electoral process, and encourage civil society participation in election monitoring. Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center will monitor 30 local government elections taking place in 2015; conduct outreach seminars in each community; and advocate for full investigations of any electoral violations.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $52,450
Project Title: Promoting Women's Participation in Civil Society
Organization Name: Society Without Violence
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote women's rights in Armenia. The organization will publish six analytical articles on issues of women's rights, hold two trainings for women human rights defenders, and produce a documentary film on women's participation in Armenian political movements.
Year: 2014
Award Amount: $22,110
Project Title: Monitoring the Constitutional Referendum
Organization Name: Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To monitor the electoral environment in Armenia during the constitutional referendum scheduled to take place in Fall 2015. The organization will train 200 monitors to observe the election procedures at 100 precincts throughout Armenia. The grantee will advocate for a full investigation and initiate litigation in the instance of serious electoral violations.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement
Organization Name: Utopiana
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To produce a series of films that explore social activism and encourage civic engagement in Armenia. The organization will produce fifteen films documenting community engagement in Armenia. The organization will also produce a series of interviews with activists, sociologists, and political scientists and two short satirical films, to be posted on its video portal, ACTV.am. Finally, the grantee will conduct two civic journalism workshops for small groups of youth activists from the regions of Armenia.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $38,504
Project Title: Developing Civic Initiatives
Organization Name: Socioscope Societal Research and Consultancy Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the capacity of civic initiative groups. The grantee will explore the role of government, civil society, and the media in Armenia's democratic development through a series of workshops and publications. The organization will conduct research, organize discussions, and publish booklets about this topic. The grantee will use these activities to raise consciousness and promote strategic thinking among youth activists.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $36,908
Project Title: Regional Civic Activism
Organization Name: Democracy Monitoring Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote activism and leadership in the regions of Armenia. The organization will develop an advocacy guidebook in Armenian, conduct trainings in 10 regional towns, facilitate internships with civil society organizations, and assist young activists in implementing local advocacy projects.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $20,550
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement
Organization Name: Community NGO
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote networking and civic engagement among youth in Armenia. The organization seeks to create a youth center where activists from different social and political groups can meet, collaborate, and exchange ideas. The grantee will invite civil society activists, students, and women to attend lectures, seminars, workshops, and film screenings at its center in Yerevan.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $28,502
Project Title: Creating a Cross-Cutting Constituency for Democratic Reforms
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To build a broad-based and organized constituency for democratic reforms, and to promote cross-party and cross-sector collaboration during a period of political uncertainty, the National Democratic Institute will convene activists for coalition-building exercises and an intensive course in civic and political organizing, followed by a period of guided practice in which the most motivated graduates would conduct issue-based political organizing projects in cooperation with other participating groups.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $273,000
Project Title: Strengthening Pro-Reform Dialogue
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen the capacity of the Business Advocacy Network (BAN) to carry out a well-structured advocacy process. The organization will engage with its partner to support and strengthen its capacity to lead BAN, a grassroots coalition of 23 business organizations, and to introduce a methodology for business advocacy in Armenia. The organization will assist BAN in developing a NBA based on a survey of 200 SMEs, in-depth interviews, and regional stakeholder roundtables. BAN will leverage its existing public-private dialogue channels to initiate advocacy on shared business priority issues.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $202,836
Project Title: Public Debate on Foreign Policy
Organization Name: Union of Informed Citizens Consulting Non-Governmental Organization
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Armenia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote informed public debate on Armenian foreign policy. The Union of Informed Citizens will analyze Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), focusing on the underdiscussed negative implications of the EEU on Armenia's democratic development and geopolitical security. The organization will research and produce articles and animated videos on seven thematic areas related to Armenia's accession to the EEU, and host two three-day seminars with journalists near Yerevan to encourage more nuanced reporting on the issue.
Year: 2015
Award Amount: $39,000
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