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Project Country: Brazil
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Displaying records 1-14 of 14 results
All results totalling $1,752,800
Total may include redundant amount due to supplements.



Project Title: Unthinkable Dialogues in Brazil
Organization Name: Politize - Institute of Political Education
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote a culture of tolerance and constructive dialogue in Brazil. The organization will develop a methodology and will implement a campaign called 'Unthinkable Dialogues' to foster informative discussions on relevant political issues. The organization will engage social media influencers, civil society networks, as well as its own volunteers to ensure that multiple audiences participate in these activities around the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $64,500
Project Title: Fighting Disinformation in Local Elections in Brazil
Organization Name: Instituto Tecnologia e Equidade
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To counteract disinformation in local elections in Brazil. The organization will train officials in electoral management bodies and electoral justice, as well as key civil society actors on different approaches to fight disinformation in preparation to the 2020 local elections in Brazil. It will also work with a fact-checking organization to prepare a network of local journalists and volunteers to verify the veracity of information produced and distributed at the local level.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $64,500
Project Title: Fostering Democratic Dialogue in Brazil
Organization Name: Fundacao Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic culture and the value of political dialogue in Brazil. The organization will carry out a series of discussions with high-level public personalities in Brazil with divergent views. The debates will be recorded and broadcasted in traditional media, and shared through social media. The conversations will shed light on policy solutions to salient issues of public interest and contrast different ideas in a constructive and civil fashion.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Pact for Democracy in Brazil
Organization Name: SITAWI
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic culture and the value of dialogue, tolerance and citizen engagement to strengthen the capacity of civil society to defend democratic processes and principles in Brazil. The organization will support the Pacto Pela Democracia (Pact for Democracy) initiative, a civil society platform that includes a plural and diverse group of civil society and political actors. The coalition will develop a democratic process monitoring mechanism, organize public dialogues on key topics of democracy with plural panels, and expand its membership across the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $67,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Collaborative Advocacy Network
Organization Name: Instituto Democracia e Sustentabilidade - IDS
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the capacity of civil society to advocate effectively in the Brazilian national congress. The network will carry out capacity building activities to provide tools, knowledge, and methodologies to improve the ability of its member organizations to use evidence-based analysis, social listening, and effective communication strategies to enhance their advocacy on issues of public interest and democracy.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Rede Liberdade: Defending Human Rights and Democracy Activists
Organization Name: Instituto Sou da Paz
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: Strengthen the rule of law and enhance the legal protection of civil society activists in Brazil. The organization will strengthen its capacity to tackle more effectively a growing demand for legal assistance to confront cases of harassment against human rights activists. The organization will use strategic litigation to improve the rule of law, and will carry out capacity building activities on legal matters for civil society organizations.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: Rights Based Approaches to Promote Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in Brazil and Latin America
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To protect the human and labor rights of vulnerable workers in Brazil and Paraguay, the center will develop the capacity of its partners to better represent and advocate for historically marginalized groups, to construct and implement human rights and security plans, and to build partnerships to assist Venezuelan migrant workers in constructing sustainable livelihoods. In addition, the center will support efforts to increase the membership bases of Brazilian unions, thus enhancing their advocacy capacity, and financial and institutional sustainability.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $850,000
Project Title: Dialogue Networks in Brazil
Organization Name: Politize - Institute of Political Education
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote a culture of tolerance and constructive dialogue in Brazil. The organization will scale up the use of its methodology to foster informative discussions on relevant political issues. The organization will engage social media influencers, civil society networks, as well as its own volunteers to ensure that multiple audiences participate in these activities around the country. It will also develop contents and materials for youth engagement in tolerant and respectful debates, with a human rights approach that will be used in schools.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $85,000
Project Title: Fostering Democratic Public Security Policy in Brazil
Organization Name: Instituto Sou da Paz
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote informed public scrutiny of security policies in Brazil, and to foster public awareness of the importance democratic public security policies. The organization will launch a public campaign, including dissemination of content online to increase public discussion on the links between human rights, democracy and public security. It will train a wide array of journalists on methodologies to gather public security information to produce reports and hold authorities accountable.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Fostering a Democratic Digital Space in Brazil
Organization Name: Associacao Internetlab de Pesquisa em Direito e Tecnologia
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote a democratic agenda among key actors in social media and to strengthen civil society efforts to combat malicious digital interference on public and political discussions in Brazil. The organization will carry out trainings and capacity building activities together with Redes Cordiais for digital influencers and civil society activists, to strengthen democratic discourse online. It will also promote research and civil society engagement in identifying malicious and coordinated uses of computational techniques to distort the digital public sphere.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $90,000
Project Title: Delibera Brasil: Promoting Citizen Deliberation in Brazil
Organization Name: SITAWI
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To foster informed citizen participation in public decision-making processes in Brazil. The organization will establish a consortium of civil society organizations interested in using deliberative democracy mechanisms throughout the country. It will train member organizations to develop skills, and generate opportunities to use these mechanisms. It will support the implementation of deliberative processes, known as mini-publics, and promote the adoption of these practices across the country.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $62,500
Project Title: Fura Bolha: Fostering Democratic Dialogue in Brazil
Organization Name: Fundacao Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To protect the human and labor rights of vulnerable workers in Brazil and Paraguay, the center will develop the capacity of its partners to better represent and advocate for historically marginalized groups, to construct and implement human rights and security plans, and to build partnerships to assist Venezuelan migrant workers in constructing sustainable livelihoods. In addition, the center will support efforts to increase the membership bases of Brazilian unions, thus enhancing their advocacy capacity, and financial and institutional sustainability.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $77,300
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights and Democracy in Civic Education in Brazil
Organization Name: Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the capacity of teachers in Brazil to promote democratic citizenship and human rights in civic education and to promote tolerance, constructive engagement, and leadership among Brazilian youth. The organization will expand in-person trainings, develop virtual versions of those courses, and provide teachers with resources to foster tolerance, appreciation for constructive engagement, and respect for human rights among youth. It will also advocate for public education reforms to incorporate more effectively democratic civic education.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Pact for Democracy in Brazil
Organization Name: SITAWI
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Brazil
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic culture and the value of dialogue, tolerance, and citizen engagement to strengthen the capacity of civil society to defend democratic processes and principles in Brazil. The organization will support the Pacto Pela Democracia (Pact for Democracy) initiative, a civil society platform that includes a plural and diverse group of civil society and political actors. The coalition will develop a democratic process monitoring mechanism, organize public dialogues on key topics of democracy with plural panels, and expand its membership across the country.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $67,000