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Project Title: Enhancing Democratic Awareness in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To train political activists from northern Burma in human rights, democracy, and foreign affairs. The project will include a year-long school-based program as well as organize a 45-day civic education and youth empowerment training, designed to equip participants to promote democracy, human rights, and civic engagement in their communities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $65,000
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To investigate, document, and disseminate credible information on the condition of human rights in Burma. The project activities will include investigating human rights violations, engaging with leading policymakers and the media, and amplifying the causes of human rights defenders, civil society organizations, and affected communities throughout Burma.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $65,000
Project Title: Enhancing Democratic Awareness in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To train activists from northern Burma in human rights, democracy, and foreign affairs. The focus of the project will be a school-based democracy education program throughout the year. Participants will also attend workshops on civic education and political empowerment in an effort to increase their knowledge of the country's political situation and encourage them to become more actively involved in politics.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $64,943
Project Title: Promoting Rights-Based Solutions to Deep-rooted Social and Political Problems
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights through education, capacity building, community organizing, and advocacy. The program will organize a series of human rights education trainings and community organizing workshops, conduct advocacy campaigns, organize programs to prevent child trafficking, and implement a women's rights program.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $64,000
Project Title: Enhancing Democratic Awareness in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To train political activists from northern Burma in human rights, democracy, and foreign affairs. The focus of the project will be a school-based democracy education program throughout the year and advanced political trainings for local political parties' members from Kachin State. Participants will attend workshops on civic education and political empowerment.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $63,477
Project Title: Parliamentary Monitoring Program
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To serve as an independent source of information on parliamentary proceedings and freedom of information legislation to promote transparency and increase public access to information. The project activities will include the maintenance of a website that features a parliamentary watch database, bill tracking, and budget monitoring, a series of publications illustrating the status of parliamentary functions and actions, and data-driven advocacy on freedom of information legislation.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $62,368
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Enhancing Democratic Awareness in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To train political activists from northern Burma in human rights, democracy, and foreign affairs. The focus of the project will be a school-based program throughout the year. Participants will also attend workshops on civic education and political empowerment.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $60,899
Project Title: Building Trust Between Burman and Ethnic Activists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build trust and working relations between Burman and ethnic activists. Activities will include networking trips for Burman activists to Burman and ethnic areas to maintain and coordinate a network of activists dedicated to the creation of a federal union of Burma.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Development and Resource Extraction Policies in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote and advocate for a fair and equitable natural resource extraction and development policy for the people of Kachin State. The activities will include a series of workshops, discussions, and a forum on natural resource management and development policy with civil society and community leaders in resource extraction-affected areas as well as members of parliament and political party members in an effort to raise awareness and provide policy recommendations.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Building Trust Between Burman and Ethnic Activists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build trust and working relations between Burman and ethnic activists. The program will include networking trips for Burman activists to Burman and ethnic areas to maintain and coordinate a network of activists dedicated to the creation of a federal union of Burma.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Supporting Civic Engagement and Policy Research in Upper Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote civic engagement and policy research in Upper Burma. The project activities will include a series of trainings focused on political science, civic education, and women's leadership, and the publication of a quarterly magazine focused on democratic policy development and local governance issues.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and to raise awareness among citizens of these fundamental principles of human rights and democracy. The project activities will include research on the various laws related to the freedoms of expression and assembly, advocacy campaigns related to these rights, and educational programs on these principles for networks of people throughout the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Supporting Civic Engagement and Policy Research in Upper Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote civic engagement and policy research in Upper Burma. The project will include a series of trainings focused on political science, civic education, and women's leadership, and the publication of a bi-monthly magazine focused on democratic policy development and local governance issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To empower and build the capacity of Mon community leaders and human rights defenders to advocate for civil and political rights and support communities in raising their voices to policymakers. The activities will include supporting information and outreach campaigns conducted by fledgling civil society organizations and supporting activists to organize and build networks of like-minded activists.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Promoting Kachin Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote the rights of women in northern Burma and to strengthen the capacity of Kachin women to participate in politics and the peace process. The multi-faceted program will include a range of activities to support the empowerment of Kachin women, including programs focused on women's participation in politics, political and human rights education, human rights documentation and research, health services, trafficking, and income generation.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Promoting Democracy through the Empowerment of the Press and Civil Society
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To build the capacity of Burma's leading journalists and editors and to increase the media relations skills of key civil society and student union organizers. The project activities will include a series of inter-related workshops aimed to increase the capacity of local journalists around key areas of reporting. The organization will also conduct a series of workshops for student unions and civil society organizations aiming to increase local organizations' grasp of the role of media.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Investigative Journalism to Promote Transparency and Accountability
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote transparency and accountability by increasing the public's access to credible information through investigative reporting on social and political issues. Project activities will include the maintenance of Burmese and English-language websites and social media pages, featuring monthly investigative reports and weekly news updates and independent analysis covering a range of issues, such as Burma's democratic transition, human rights, freedom of expression and the press, armed conflict, and entrenched corruption.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Burma's Leading Journalists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To build the capacity of Burma's leading journalists. The project activities will include a series of advanced professional trainings focused on Burmese media history, ethics, law, and investigative journalism, and support for investigative journalist teams to explore and write about the country's most pressing political issues.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Building Trust Between Burman and Ethnic Activists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build trust and working relations between Burman and ethnic civil society activists, as well as with religious and ethnic political leaders. The activities will include a series of networking trips for Burman activists to both Burman and ethnic regions in order to meaningfully engage and coordinate a network of activists dedicated to peaceful coexistence and the creation of a federal union of Burma.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Public Policy and Resource Extraction in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote and advocate for natural resource extraction and development policy that is fair and equitable for the people of Kachin State. A series of workshops on natural resource management and development policy with political, civil society, and community leaders in resource extraction-affected areas as well as members of parliament and political party members will seek to raise awareness and policy input.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Supporting Civic Engagement and Policy Research in Upper Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote civic engagement and policy research in Upper Burma. The project activities will include a series of trainings on youth community leaders mostly from ethnic areas focused on political science, human rights, democracy, and foreign affairs so they can engage effectively in Burma's democratic political transition and a quarterly magazine focusing on democratic policy development and local governance issues.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Development and Resource Extraction Policies in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote and advocate for fair and equitable natural resource extraction and development policy for the people of Kachin State. The activities will include a series of workshops, discussions, a forum on natural resource management and development policy with civil society, and community leaders in resource extraction-affected areas as well as members of parliament and political party members in an effort to raise awareness and policy input.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Burma's Leading Journalists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To build the capacity of Burma's leading journalists. The project will include a series of advanced professional trainings focused on Burmese media history, ethics, law, and investigative journalism, and support for investigative journalist teams to explore and write about the country's most pressing political issues.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Burma's Leading Journalists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To build the capacity of Burma's leading journalists. A series of advanced professional trainings focused on Burmese media history, ethics, law, and investigative journalism will address major gaps in journalists' previous education and exposure. In addition, program staff will mentor and support investigative journalist teams to research and write about the country's most pressing political issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Supporting Civic Engagement and Policy Research in Upper Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote civic engagement and policy research among emerging youth activists in Upper Burma. The project activities will include an advanced political science and civic education training focused on democratization, civil rights, and state building for a diverse cohort of youth political party and civil society leaders; along with the publishing of a quarterly magazine exploring public policy development and local governance issues.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Public Policy and Resource Extraction in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote natural resource extraction and development policy processes that include civil society representatives and local community leaders. The program activities will include a series of workshops on natural resource management and development policy designed to help facilitate the creation of a natural resource extraction policy that is fair and equitable for the people of Kachin State.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $59,837
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement and Political Mobilization among Shan State Youth
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote civic engagement and political mobilization among Shan State youth. The project activities will include a series of targeted political education trainings and thematic discussions, a three-month intensive training program focused on empowering ethnic minority youth through courses in civic education, political analysis, leadership, and English language, as well as the maintenance of a center serving as a convening point for civil society campaigns and networking.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $58,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Mobilizing Rohingya Communities to Promote and Protect Their Human Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote political awareness and civic activism among Rohingya youth and leaders and to highlight human rights abuses faced by Rohingya communities. The activities will include organizing a series of political education trainings for Rohingya and minority youth leaders, establishing a coalition of civil society allies, conducting advocacy meetings, and developing a network of emerging leaders to address challenges and collect documentation from Rohingya refugees.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $57,432
Project Title: Promoting Ta'ang Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of Ta'ang women to engage and participate in the political sphere by promoting their understanding of human rights, democracy, community development, and the fundamental rights of women. The project activities will consist of a series of trainings and gatherings centered on women's empowerment and providing practical skills in human rights documentation and research, tools for preventing human rights violations, and political awareness sessions to expand the number of ethnic Ta'ang female political candidates and civil society leaders.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy for Burma's Muslim Minorities
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor and build awareness of the human rights conditions of Burma's Muslim minorities and to promote international support for a greater respect of minority rights in Burma. The activities will include monitoring and documenting human rights abuses committed against Muslim communities in Burma, conducting a series of advocacy meetings with targeted diplomatic missions and human rights organizations, and producing periodic human rights reports.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy for Burma's Muslim Minorities
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor and build awareness of the human rights conditions of Burma's Muslim minorities and to promote international support for a greater respect of minority rights in Burma. The activities will include monitoring and documenting human rights abuses committed against Muslim communities in Burma, conducting a series of advocacy meetings with targeted diplomatic missions and human rights organizations, and producing periodic human rights reports.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Advancing Awareness and Respect for Human Rights in Shan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To advance awareness and respect for human rights in Shan State. Activities will include gathering firsthand information about human rights violations, producing and distributing thematic advocacy reports and media alerts on significant human rights issues, conducting a corresponding advocacy campaign targeting regional and international actors, and organizing a human rights documentation training for an emerging cadre of youth activists.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Strengthening Leadership for Citizens' Engagement in the Political Process
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the knowledge and skills of political party leaders and civil society activists. The project activities will include advanced political leadership training and the development and implementation of action plans designed to deliver social change.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Journalism Training School
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To enhance journalists' understanding of issues critical to Burma's political development, such as democratic governance, elections, social development, economics, human rights, and ethnic rights. Project activities will include basic and advanced trainings for journalists at its school in Rangoon and in ethnic areas throughout the country.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Legal Aid for Victims of Human Rights Abuses in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote legal reform, raise awareness of rights and responsibilities, and provide legal assistance to victims of rights violations in Kachin State. The project activities will include conducting legal awareness trainings for Kachin citizens and providing support to human rights lawyers to help sustain their work.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Shan State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information to the Shan and wider Burmese communities, as well as Thai and international audiences, about political, social, and economic developments in Shan State. The activities will include publishing a monthly Shan-language news magazine, broadcasting TV and radio news programs, and maintaining its multilingual website and social media news platforms.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Shan State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information to the Shan and wider Burmese communities, as well as Thai and international audiences, about political, social, and economic developments in Shan State. The activities will include publishing a monthly Shan-language news magazine, broadcasting TV and radio news programs, and maintaining its multilingual website and social media news platforms.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Strengthening Leadership for Citizens' Engagement in the Political Process
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the knowledge and skills of young and emerging political party leaders and civil society activists. The project activities will include an advanced political leadership training for members of its alumni network who have the potential to contest future elections or grow into positions of leadership in their respective organizations and the skills and values necessary to undertake constituent-focused social change.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Strengthening Leadership for Citizens' Engagement in the Political Process
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the knowledge and skills of political party leaders and civil society activists. The project activities will include advanced political leadership training to select members of its alumni network who have the potential to become candidates for election or leaders in their respective organizations. The program will also support participants in the implementation of action plans designed to deliver social change.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Promoting Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To empower women to participate in politics and assume decision-making positions in their communities and organizations. The program activities will include the publication of a quarterly magazine on democracy and women's rights and human rights and political empowerment trainings for women.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $54,350
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Supporting Citizen-Centered Democratic Processes
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To promote citizen-centered democratic processes in Burma's national and state parliaments. The institute will provide technical assistance to political party members to help foster linkages between elected members of parliament (MPs) at all parliamentary levels, local party branch offices, and constituents in Shan State. The institute will seek to strengthen political party institutions and improve the organizational capacity of local party branch offices to plan and conduct constituent outreach and support the parties' MPs.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $54,250
Project Title: Promoting Peace and Political Awareness in Arakan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote peace and political awareness in Arakan State. The project will include the development and implementation of intensive leadership programs focused on peace and civic education in three youth education centers and activities aimed at building positive relationships among diverse communities across Arakan State.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $52,840
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Encouraging Citizens' Participation in Burmese Politics
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To encourage citizens' participation in Burmese politics. The project activities will include a series of leadership and citizen empowerment workshops throughout the country. The workshops will focus on topics such as preventing communal conflict, the causes of poverty, and land issues. The conclusions of the workshops will then be presented to members of parliament in an effort to promote a dialogue between Burmese citizens and their elected representatives.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $52,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Empowering Burmese Democracy Activists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen citizen participation in the process of democratization and development. The project activities will include organizing awareness-raising campaigns for workers, farmers, and members of the informal sector of the Burmese economy. Additional activities will include publishing a report targeting farmers and workers, building the organizational capacity of the network's members, and supporting activists to organize and conduct human rights and democracy initiatives.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering Youth Leaders in Chin State: Chin Institute of Social Science
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To empower and build the capacity of youth leaders in Chin State and to increase participation in the social and political movement for democratic change in Burma. The program will conduct an intensive training course with an emphasis on civic education, community service, and academic foundation skills. The program will also allow Chin youth from geographically separated areas of Chin State to meet one another, discuss common issues and problems, and build linkages to create a network of empowered young leaders.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society's and Women's Roles in Burmese Politics
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To expand civil society's role in Burma's transition to democracy and promote women's rights in Burma. The project activities will include advocacy on a variety of issues affecting civil society, particularly women's issues; maintenance of a women's center; a series of workshops designed to empower women and develop their leadership skills; and public talks and seminars about women's rights and the role of women in Burmese society.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Legal Aid for Victims of Human Rights Abuses in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote legal reform, raise awareness of rights and responsibilities, and provide legal assistance to people whose rights are violated in Kachin State. The program will include legal awareness trainings for Kachin citizens and provide support to human rights lawyers to help sustain their legal work.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering Youth Leaders in Chin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To empower and create networking opportunities for youth leaders in Chin State. The project will include an intensive course focused on civic education, community service, and academic foundation skills. The program will also allow Chin youth from geographically separated areas of Chin State to meet one another, discuss common issues and problems, and build relationships to create a network of empowered young leaders.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Parliamentary Monitoring Program
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To serve as an independent source of information on parliamentary proceedings and freedom of information legislation. The project activities will include the maintenance of a website that features a parliamentary watch database and bill tracking as well as research and advocacy on freedom of information legislation.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Enhancing Shan Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase women's participation in Burma's democracy movement and to provide Shan women with the skills necessary to assume decision-making positions in their communities and organizations. Projects will include political outreach, women's empowerment and capacity building workshops, documentation and advocacy on the situation of women in Shan State, and the provision of basic social services for Shan women and refugees.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Independent News and Information in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information to the Mon people about political, social, and economic developments in Mon State and southern Burma. The project will include the publication and distribution of a bi-monthly Mon-language newspaper.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Political Awareness of Ethnic Minority Perspectives
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote political awareness of ethnic minority perspectives in Burma. The organization will publish a quarterly journal focused on ethnic rights, public policy, and federalism; run a resource center to provide a library, research, and information services to elected officials; and host quarterly policy and political dialogues among members of parliament.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society's and Women's Roles in Burma's Transition
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote women's rights and to support civil society organizations engaged in Burma's transition process. The project will include advocacy on a variety of issues affecting civil society, particularly women's issues; the maintenance of a women's center; a series of workshops designed to empower women and develop their leadership skills; and public talks and seminars about women's rights and the role of women in society.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Independent News and Information in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information to the Mon people about political, social, and economic developments in Mon State and southern Burma. The activities will include the publishing of a weekly Mon-language newspaper, which seeks to inform the Mon people about current events and exposes them to the basic principles of human rights and democracy.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Parliamentary Monitoring Program
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To serve as an independent source of information on parliamentary proceedings and freedom of information legislation. The project activities will include a website that features a parliamentary watch database, bill tracking, and budget monitoring; and research and advocacy on freedom of information legislation.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society's and Women's Roles in Burmese Politics
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To expand civil society's role in Burma's transition and to promote women's rights in Burma. The project activities will include advocacy on a variety of issues affecting civil society, particularly women's issues; maintenance of a women's center; a series of workshops designed to empower women and develop their leadership skills; and public talks and seminars about women's rights and the role of women in Burmese society.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: In-Depth Investigative Journalism
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Burmese people with high quality, in-depth, ethical, investigative journalism. The project will be centered on the publication of a monthly, Burmese-language current affairs magazine, which will focus on investigative news pieces, and the maintenance of a companion website to the magazine.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering Shan State Youth through Social Justice and Leadership Education
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To build the capacity of youth from Shan State and to increase youth participation in the movement for social and political change as part of Burma's democratic transition. The project activities will include two-month and two-week intensive residential courses, along with a series of digital security trainings for both Shan State-based civil society and political organizations.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Building Trust between Burman and Ethnic Activists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build trust and working relations between Burman and ethnic activists throughout the country. The activities will include networking trips for Burman activists to Burman and ethnic areas to maintain and coordinate a nationwide network of activists committed to the values of tolerance and diversity, a respect for basic rights, and building a genuine federal union of Burma.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Enhancing Shan Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase women's participation in Burma's democracy movement and to provide Shan women with the skills necessary to assume decision-making positions in their communities and organizations. Project activities will include political outreach, women's empowerment, and capacity building workshops; documentation and advocacy on the situation of women in Shan State; and the provision of basic social services for Shan women and refugees.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering Burmese Democracy Activists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen citizen participation in the process of democratization and development. The project activities will include organizing and awareness-raising campaigns for workers, farmers, and members of Burma's informal economic sector. Additional activities will include publishing a report targeting farmers and workers, building the organizational capacity of the network's members, and supporting activists to organize human rights and democracy initiatives.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering Youth Leaders in Chin State: Chin Institute of Social Science
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To empower and strengthen the capacity of youth leaders in Chin State and to increase participation in the social and political movement for democratic change in Burma. The activities will center on an intensive training course focused on civic education, community engagement, critical thought, and skills for dialogue. The program will also allow Chin youth from geographically disconnected areas to meet one another, discuss common issues and problems, and build linkages to create a network of empowered youth leaders.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy for Burma's Muslim Minorities
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor and build awareness of the human rights conditions of Burma's Muslim minorities and to promote international support for a greater respect of minority rights in Burma. Program activities will include the monitoring and documentation of human rights abuses committed against Burmese Muslim communities, a series of advocacy meetings with targeted diplomatic missions and human rights organizations, and the production of periodic human rights reports.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Parliamentary Monitoring Program
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To serve as an independent source of information on parliamentary proceedings and freedom of information legislation. The project activities will include maintenance of a website that features a parliamentary watch database, bill tracking, and budget monitoring, and research and advocacy on freedom of information legislation.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering Local Communities on Legal Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of the legal rights and responsibilities of citizens and to participate in peaceful efforts to promote democracy. The grantee will conduct eleven legal awareness and land rights trainings in four different regions and states.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: In-Depth Investigative Journalism
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Burmese people with high quality, in-depth, ethical, investigative journalism. Activities will include the publication of a monthly, Burmese-language current affairs magazine, which will focus on investigative news pieces, and the maintenance of a companion website to the magazine in an effort to build a larger audience.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Providing Reliable Information on the Extractive Industries
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information about resource extraction, land rights, and environmental issues. A bi-monthly journal will focus on the nexus between politics, development, and the environment and will seek to promote greater transparency in extractive industry decision making and operations and encourage rights awareness among affected communities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Student and Youth Participation in the Democratization Process
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness among a diverse network of student and youth activists about human rights, democracy, and democratic federal systems. The activities will include a series of intensive workshops and networking trips designed to establish trust and increase engagement, understanding, and coordination between Burman and ethnic youth activists throughout Burma, particularly in Karenni and Kachin States.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering Local Communities on Legal Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of the legal rights and responsibilities of citizens and to participate in peaceful efforts to promote democracy. The activities will include trainings to develop strategies both to pressure the government to respond to the people's needs as well as for citizen's constructive engagement with the government at the local, state, and national levels.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering Burmese Democracy Activists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen citizen participation in the process of democratization and development in Burma, particularly the participation of workers, farmers, and members of the informal sector of the Burmese economy. The project will include the publication of periodical and other materials geared toward farmers and workers and a series of farmers' and workers' empowerment trainings.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Student and Youth Participation in the Democratization Process
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness among students and youth about human rights, democracy, and democratic federal systems. The activities will include a series of workshops and networking trips designed to establish trust and increase understanding and coordination between Burman and ethnic youth activists throughout Burma, especially in Karen and Shan states.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Independent News and Information in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information to the Mon people about political, social, and economic developments in Mon State and southern Burma. Activities will include publishing a Mon-language newspaper.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Enhancing Shan Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase women's participation in Burma's democracy movement and to provide Shan women with the skills necessary to assume decision-making positions in their communities and organizations. Projects will include political outreach, women's empowerment and capacity building workshops, documentation and advocacy on the situation of women in Shan State; and the provision of basic social services for Shan women and refugees.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society's and Women's Roles in Burma's Transition
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To expand civil society's role in Burma's transition and to promote women's rights in Burma. Project activities will include advocacy on a variety of issues affecting civil society, particularly women's issues; maintenance of a women's center; a series of workshops designed to empower women and develop their leadership skills; and the organization of public talks and seminars about women's rights and the role of women in Burmese society.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering Local Communities on Legal Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of the legal rights and responsibilities of citizens and to participate in peaceful efforts to promote democracy. The activities will include legal awareness and land rights training workshops as well as efforts to empower Burmese citizens to engage in democratic governance at the local, state, and national levels.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $49,982
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To empower and build the capacity of Mon community leaders and human rights defenders to advocate for civil and political rights and support communities in raising their voices to policymakers. The activities will include supporting information and outreach campaigns conducted by fledgling civil society organizations and supporting activists to organize and network.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $49,793
Project Title: Promoting Ta'ang Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of Ta'ang women to engage and participate in the political sphere by promoting their understanding of human rights, democracy, community development, and the fundamental rights of women. The project activities will consist of a series of trainings and a consultation centered on women's empowerment and providing practical skills in human rights documentation and research, preventing gender-based violence and human rights violations, and political awareness to increase the number of ethnic Ta'ang female political candidates and civil society leaders.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $49,658
Project Title: Promoting the Fundamental Human Rights of the Rohingya
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster a civil dialogue among the Burmese government and population about the fundamental human rights of the Rohingya minority and to provide accurate and reliable information about the human rights situation in Arakan State and within Rohingya communities. Project activities will include a series of advocacy meetings with targeted diplomatic missions, political parties, and human rights organizations, as well as media briefings.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $49,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Women's Rights and Empowerment in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To narrow the gender gap between Kachin women and men in decision-making at all levels of society and equip grassroots activists with the knowledge and skills to become effective advocates for women's rights, democratic governance, and peace building. The project activities will include workshops on gender and politics, voter education, networking activities, and advocacy initiatives on meaningful women's participation in decision-making at all levels of society.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $48,815
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Karen State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform Karen communities about events and news in Karen State and eastern Burma, and to expose them to basic principles of media freedom, human rights, and democracy. The project will include the publication of a monthly newsletter and maintenance of a website in Burmese, Karen, and English to serve as primary news sources for Karen communities across Burma, in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border, and abroad.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $48,000
Project Title: Karen State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform Karen communities about events and news in Karen State and eastern Burma, and to expose them to basic principles of media freedom, human rights, and democracy. A monthly newsletter, a website, and multimedia broadcasts in Burmese and Karen will serve as primary news sources for Karen communities across Burma, among displaced populations along the Thai-Burma border, and abroad.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $48,000
Project Title: Karen State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform Karen communities about events and news in Karen State and eastern Burma, and to expose them to basic principles of media freedom, human rights, and democracy. The activities will include publishing a monthly journal, maintaining a website, and producing multimedia broadcasts in Burmese and Karen to serve as a primary news sources for Karen communities in Burma, displaced populations along the Thai-Burma border, and abroad.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $48,000
Project Title: Karen State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform Karen communities about events and news in Karen State and eastern Burma, and to expose them to basic principles of media freedom, human rights, and democracy. The activities will include publishing a monthly newsletter, maintaining a website, and producing multimedia broadcasts in Burmese and Karen to serve as primary news sources for Karen communities across Burma, among displaced populations along the Thai-Burma border, and abroad.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $47,951
Project Title: Encouraging Political Participation Among Mon Youth
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To encourage youth to take a more active role in the advancement of peace, equality, and liberty and become local leaders in different sectors in Mon State. The project activities will include the production of a quarterly Mon- and Burmese-language journal on youth issues and managing a capacity-building and community-organizing program designed to encourage cooperation, understanding, and leadership among Mon youth.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $47,400
Project Title: In-Depth Investigative Journalism
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Burmese people with high quality, in-depth, and ethical investigative journalism. The project activities will include the publication of a monthly, Burmese-language current affairs magazine, which will focus on investigative news pieces and the maintenance of a companion website to the magazine in an effort to build a larger readership.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $46,776
Project Title: Providing Reliable Information on Extractive Industries
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information about resource extraction, land rights, and environmental issues. A bi-monthly journal will focus on the nexus between politics, development, and the environment to promote greater transparency in extractive industry decision-making and operations and rights awareness among affected communities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $46,366
Project Title: Promoting and Advocating for Human Rights of Karen Communities
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To develop and strengthen Karen human rights advocacy networks to improve and increase the protection of villagers in southeastern Burma. The activities will include carrying out a domestic and international human rights campaign to build networks among advocacy partners, increasing the distribution of its human rights reporting among relevant media and political actors, and facilitating workshops to empower grassroots organizations and communities to better understand their rights.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Shan State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information to the Shan and wider Burmese communities, as well as Thai and international audiences, about political, social, and economic developments in Shan State. Program activities will include a monthly Shan-language news journal, a TV and radio news program, and a multilingual website and social media news platforms.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement and Political Mobilization among Shan State Youth
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote civic engagement and political mobilization among Shan State youth and emerging political leaders. The project activities will include a series of targeted political education trainings and thematic discussions; a three-month intensive training program focused on empowering ethnic minority youth in subjects including civic education, political analysis, and leadership; and activities aimed at strengthening the organization's alumni network.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Women's Rights and Empowerment in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To narrow the gender gap between Kachin women and men in decision making at all levels of society and equip grassroots activists with the knowledge and skills to become effective advocates for women's rights, democratic governance, and peace building. The project activities will include workshops on gender and politics, a networking series, and advocacy initiatives on women, peace, and security.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Rights-Based Solutions to Deep-Rooted Social and Political Problems
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights through education, capacity building, community organizing, and advocacy. Project activities will include a series of human rights education trainings and community organizing workshops, advocacy campaigns, and programs to increase child rights, gender, and women's rights, and to expand anti-trafficking efforts throughout the country.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Shan State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information to the Shan and wider Burmese communities, as well as Thai and international audiences, about political, social, and economic developments in Shan State. Program activities will include publishing a monthly Shan-language news journal, broadcasting TV and radio news programs, and maintaining a multilingual website and social media news platforms.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Empowering Shan State Youth through Social Justice and Leadership Education
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To build the capacity of actively-engaged youth from Shan State and to increase participation in the movement for social and political change as part of Burma's democratic transition. The project activities will include several intensive residential courses, along with a series of week-long field-based trainings focused on social justice, community development, leadership, and human rights.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To empower women to participate in politics and assume decision-making positions in their own communities and organizations. The activities will include the publication of a quarterly magazine on democracy and women's rights, and political empowerment trainings for women.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Rights-Based Solutions to Deep-Rooted Social and Political Problems
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights through a unique mix of research, documentation, training, community organizing, and advocacy. Project activities will include a series of country-wide human rights education trainings and community organizing workshops, advocacy campaigns, and programs to advance child rights, gender and women's rights, and anti-trafficking efforts; along with building linkages across diverse civil society networks.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Rights-Based Solutions to Deep-Rooted Social and Political Problems
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights through education, capacity building, community organizing, and advocacy. Project activities will include a series of human rights education trainings and community organizing workshops, advocacy campaigns, programs to increase individual and women's rights.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Advancing Awareness and Respect for Human Rights in Shan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To advance awareness and respect for human rights in Shan State. The program activities will include gathering firsthand information about human rights violations, producing and distributing thematic advocacy reports and media alerts on significant human rights issues, conducting a corresponding advocacy campaign targeting regional and international actors, and organizing a human rights documentation training.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Journalism Training School
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To enhance journalists' understanding of issues critical to Burma's political development, such as democratic governance, elections, social development, economics, human rights, and ethnic rights. The program will include four long-term basic trainings for approximately 80 journalists from throughout the country at its school in Rangoon and two six-day trainings outside Rangoon.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Peace and Political Awareness in Arakan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote peace and political awareness among youth in Arakan State. The project activities will include an intensive youth leadership program focused on peace and civic education at its youth education centers, an outreach and education program designed to promote tolerance and civic engagement among diverse communities, and various public activities which seek to build positive relationships among disparate populations.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Peace and Political Awareness in Arakan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote peace and political awareness among youth in Arakan State. The project activities will include an intensive youth leadership program focused on peace and civic education at its youth education centers, an outreach and education program designed to promote tolerance and civic engagement among diverse communities, and various public activities which seek to build positive relationships among disparate populations.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $44,892
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