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Project Title: Kachin 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 Kachin and Burmese publics and stakeholders about political, social, and economic developments in Kachin State and northeastern Burma. The activities will include publishing a weekly Burmese-language newspaper and maintaining a Burmese-language website and social media pages.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $44,000
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Expression and Political Awareness in Chin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote freedom of expression and political awareness in Chin State. Program activities will include a skills training for a state-wide journalist network, the production and publication of a bi-monthly magazine focused on political and human rights awareness, and public dialogues and debates with various political leaders, members of parliament, and civil society activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $44,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Documenting Corruption Within the Extractive Industries
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To research and promote public awareness of corruption within Burma's extractive industries and to advocate for good governance. The project activities will include conducting research and publishing reports on various forms of corruption within the extractive industries and related investment projects, creating a platform to increase public awareness and support media campaigns, and facilitating advocacy efforts for transparent and accountable governance.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $43,047
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. The project will publish a semi-annual 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 monthly policy and political dialogues among members of parliament.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $42,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
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 raise awareness of human rights abuses committed against Burma's Muslim minorities and to promote international support for greater respect for minority rights in Burma. The multi-faceted project will include monitoring and documenting human rights abuses committed against Burmese Muslim communities, conducting a series of advocacy meetings with key diplomatic missions and human rights organizations, and producing periodic reports.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $42,000
Project Title: Promoting Ta'ang Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To improve the capacity of Ta'ang women to participate in political developments and promote understanding among the Ta'ang of human rights, democracy, the environment, community development, and the rights of women. The program activities will include human rights documentation and research, workshops on preventing gender-based violence, and human rights and political empowerment trainings.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $41,938
Project Title: Promoting Ta'ang Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To improve the capacity of Ta'ang women to participate in political developments and promote understanding among the Ta'ang public of human rights, democracy, the environment, community development, and the rights of women. The project activities will focus on supporting women's empowerment and will include human rights documentation and research, workshops on gender-based violence and human rights, and political empowerment trainings for ethnic women.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $41,439
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 leading toward a genuine democratic Burma. Civil society and political leaders will be empowered through six-month and two-week intensive residential courses as well as weeklong field-based trainings focused on social justice, community development, leadership, and human rights.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
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. The project activities will include three-month and two-week intensive residential courses as well as week-long field-based trainings focused on social justice, community development, leadership, and human rights.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Engagement in the Policy Reform Process
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the capacity of staff and partners to engage meaningfully in the policy reform process focusing on human rights-related legislation and policies, including the rights to health, association, expression, and information. The program activities will include trainings on human rights norms and related policy advocacy; the development of a system for monitoring and documenting human rights violations; and networking with counterparts in the region.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Kachin State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information for Kachin and Burmese audiences about political, social, and economic developments in Kachin State and northeastern Burma. A Burmese-language newspaper published three times a month will provide independent news, features, and opinion for local audiences.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To encourage youth to take a more active role in the advancement of human rights and democracy and the development of civil society organizations. The project will include the production of a Mon- and Burmese-language journal on youth issues and a civic education and community organizing program designed to encourage increased cooperation and understanding among youth in Mon State.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Human Rights and Political Training for Ta'ang Youth
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen a network of human rights activists in Ta'ang areas of Shan State and to increase ethnically diverse citizen participation in politics and civil society. The program will include two training-of-trainers workshops; two-month training courses designed to build the capacity of Ta'ang youth in the areas of human rights, democracy, and community organizing; and ten youth exchanges organized by former trainees in their respective communities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Human Rights and Political Training for Ta'ang Youth
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To establish a network of human rights activists in northern Shan State and to increase ethnic participation in politics and within civil society. Activities will include training courses and forums designed to build the capacity of youth in the areas of human rights, democracy, community organizing, and the role of youth in promoting peace in different townships in northern Shan State.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote increased understanding among the Kachin of human rights, democracy, the environment, and community development. The project activities will include supporting information and outreach campaigns conducted by fledgling civil society organizations, and promoting efforts by activists to organize and network to increase understanding of the constitution, political processes, and the peace process.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
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 human rights and democracy and become local leaders in different sectors in Mon State. 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: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Mon Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To empower Mon women to both participate in the political arena and to assume decision-making positions in their communities and civil society organizations. The program will include a range of activities to support Mon women to more meaningfully engage in the democratic transition, including a series of human rights, democracy, and women's empowerment trainings.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Kachin 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 Kachin and Burmese publics and stakeholders about political, social, and economic developments in Kachin State and northeastern Burma. The activities will include publishing a weekly Burmese-language newspaper and maintaining a Burmese-language website and social media pages.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Peace and Diversity Among Politically Engaged Citizens and Youth
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To educate politically engaged citizens about human rights and democratic values, and to encourage greater citizen participation in the democratization process. Project activities will include a series of trainings, workshops, and group discussions designed to create a more active and engaged citizenry and promote greater understanding and cooperation among diverse religious and ethnic groups.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
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. Project activities will include the gathering of firsthand information about human rights violations, the production and distribution of thematic advocacy reports and media alerts on significant human rights issues, and a corresponding advocacy campaign targeting regional and international actors. The program will also organize a human rights documentation training to expand its coverage and activist networks.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society in Mon State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote increased understanding of human rights, democracy, the environment, and community development in Mon State. The project will support information and outreach campaigns conducted by fledgling civil society organizations and support activists to organize and network.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Kachin 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 Kachin and Burmese populations about political, social, and economic developments in Kachin State and northeastern Burma. Activities will include publishing a weekly Burmese-language newspaper and maintaining a Burmese-language website and social media pages.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
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 activities of this pilot project will include a series of workshops that will focus on building the capacity of community members from civil society organizations to monitor local government services and present recommendations on good governance and accountability to members of parliament and government officials in an effort to promote a dialogue between Burmese citizens and their elected representatives.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Supporting the Re-Integration and Political Mobilization of Ex-Political Prisoners in Upper Burma
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To support the re-integration and political mobilization of ex-political prisoners in Upper Burma. The project will include a series of trainings focused on women's leadership, civic education, and transitional justice to promote civic activism and to help educate and mobilize ex-political prisoners in the country's evolving democratic transition.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Human Rights and Political Training for Ta'ang Youth
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To establish a network of human rights activists in Ta'ang areas of Shan State and to increase ethnic participation in politics and within civil society. Activities will include training courses and forums designed to build the capacity of Ta'ang youth in the areas of human rights, democracy, community organizing, and the role of youth in promoting peace in fourteen different townships in the Ta'ang area
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Human Rights and Political Training for Ta'ang Youth
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To establish a network of human rights activists in Ta'ang areas of Shan State and to increase ethnic participation in politics and civil society. The focus of the program will be 25 one-week training courses designed to build the capacity of Ta'ang youth in the areas of human rights, democracy, and community organizing.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Engagement in the Policy Reform Process
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of staff and network members to engage meaningfully in the policy reform process focusing on human rights-related legislation and policies, including the rights of association, expression, and information. The project activities will include organizing workshops and meetings on human rights advocacy, monitoring the process of implementation of legislation, and networking with counterparts in the region.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Engagement in the Policy Reform Process
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the capacity of staff and network members to engage meaningfully in the policy reform process focusing on human rights-related legislation and policies, including the rights of association, expression, and information. The project activities will include organizing workshops and meetings on human rights advocacy, monitoring the process of implementation of legislation, and networking with counterparts in the region.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $39,726
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 to equip grassroots activists with the knowledge and skills to become effective advocates for women's rights, democratic governance, and peace building. Activities will include a series of workshops on gender and politics and networking and advocacy activities on women's rights.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $38,513
Project Title: Advancing Awareness and Respect for Human Rights in Shan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of and respect for human rights in Shan State. The project will consist of the gathering of firsthand accounts of human rights violations, the production and distribution of thematic advocacy reports and media alerts on significant human rights issues, and the conducting of a corresponding advocacy campaign targeting regional and international actors. Two human rights documentation trainings will also be organized to expand the grantee's geographical coverage and activist networks.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $36,000
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Engagement in the Policy Reform Process
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the capacity of democracy advocates to engage meaningfully in the policy reform process, focusing on HIV/AIDS and health-related legislation and policies as a pilot to develop a model for future policy advocacy on political issues. The multi-pronged project will include trainings on human rights advocacy concentrating on HIV/AIDS-related human rights violations and the development of a system for monitoring and documenting these human rights violations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,786
Project Title: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights Awareness in Southern Shan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build up and establish a network of emerging human rights activists in southern Shan State enlisted to both document and report abuses on the ground and provide local communities with tools for redress. The activities will include a series of democracy, human rights, and community organizing trainings to promote and deploy a network of youth activists throughout southern Shan State.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $35,000
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 basic principles of human rights and democracy. The activities will include research on the various laws related to the freedoms of expression and assembly, advocacy campaigns related to the rights, and educational programs on these basic principles to networks of people throughout the country.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $35,000
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. A three-month intensive training will focus on empowering ethnic minority youth in subjects including civic education, political analysis, leadership, and the English language. The program will also maintain a youth center as a convening point for civil society campaigns and networking.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,000
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. The project activities will include a three-month intensive training focused on empowering ethnic minority youth in subjects including civic education, political analysis, leadership, and English language and the maintenance of a youth center as a convening point for civil society campaigns and networking.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
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 to equip grassroots activists with the knowledge and skills to become effective advocates for women's rights, democratic governance, and peace building. The multi-pronged program will include series of trainings on gender and politics and networking and advocacy activities on women's rights.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
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 eastern Burma. The organization will carry out a domestic and international human rights campaign to build networks among advocacy partners and increase the distribution of its human rights reports among relevant media and political actors.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $35,000
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 human rights advocacy and documentation efforts to improve the protection of Karen villagers in eastern Burma. A Rangoon-based human rights campaign will be expanded by strengthening reporting and documentation, building networks among advocacy partners, conducting human rights documentation trainings, and increasing the distribution of in-depth reports among relevant media and political actors.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
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 eastern Burma. Activities will include expansion of a Rangoon-based domestic human rights campaign, network building among advocacy partners, and distribution of human rights reports among relevant media and political actors.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,000
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. 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 Kayan and Kachin states.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,000
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 and democracy. The program will include a series of trainings, workshops, and political group discussions for youth from throughout Burma.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting the Fundamental Human Rights of the Rohingya
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build political support for humanitarian access to Rohingya populations and a greater respect for minority rights in Burma. Project activities will include conducting a series of advocacy meetings with diplomatic missions, political parties, and among human rights partner organizations; organizing an advocacy training for Rohingya leaders; and conducting media briefings.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote increased understanding among the Kachin of human rights, democracy, the environment, and community development. for the project will support information and outreach campaigns conducted by fledgling civil society organizations and enable activists to organize and network.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $33,000
Project Title: Expanding the Myanmar Writers' Union
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote freedom of expression in Burma. The project will seek to expand a network of writers dedicated to freedom of expression in Burma through networking trips, a national conference, the publication of a quarterly journal, and literary seminars and symposia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Peace and Diversity among Politically Engaged Citizens and Youth
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To educate politically engaged citizens about human rights and democratic values, and to encourage greater participation in the democratization process. Project activities will include a series of trainings, workshops, and group discussions designed to create a more active and engaged citizenry and to strengthen young people's leadership roles in society.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Mon Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To empower Mon women to participate in politics and assume decision-making positions in their own communities and organizations. The program will include a range of activities to encourage and support women's political participation, including human rights and political empowerment trainings for Mon women in Burma.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights Awareness in Southern Shan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build up and establish a network of emerging human rights activists in southern Shan State enlisted to document and report abuses on the ground and provide local communities with tools for redress. Program activities will include a series of democracy, human rights, and community organizing trainings to promote and deploy a network of youth activists throughout southern Shan State.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $30,000
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: 2018
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society in Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote increased understanding among the Kachin of human rights, democracy, the environment, and community development. The project activities will include supporting information and outreach campaigns conducted by fledgling civil society organizations and promoting efforts by activists to organize and network to encourage increased understanding of the constitution, political processes, and the peace process.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $29,991
Project Title: Community Empowerment Training
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide skills-based training to youth and young professionals to allow them to articulate issues of local concern and seek positive resolutions to these problems. Community empowerment workshops will cover such issues as public policy, the environment, human rights, and democratic norms and principles. The program will also provide mentorship to fledgling civil society organizations.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $29,916
Project Title: Community Empowerment Training
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide skills-based training to youth and young professionals to allow them to articulate issues of local concern and seek positive resolutions to these problems. The group will organize community empowerment workshops covering such issues as public policy, the environment, human rights, and democratic norms and principles and provide mentorship to fledgling civil society organizations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $29,221
Project Title: Burmese-Language Current Affairs Journal and Political Activism Resource Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To present in-depth commentary and editorials which might otherwise not be covered in the mainstream Burmese media and to maintain a resource center that provides a cooperative and safe space where a diverse network of democratically-minded activists can gather to discuss contemporary affairs and the pressing issues of the day. The project activities will include the publication of a monthly public affairs journal, a series of public forums on the peace process, a community-level participatory needs assessment, and the maintenance of a political resource center to advance democratic learning, dialogue, and practice.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $29,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Supporting Policy Development Among Ethnic Nationality Leaders
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support policy development among ethnic nationality leaders. The project activities will include the provision of expert advice and technical assistance to ethnic political leaders involved in the peace process through the drafting and publication of policy papers and the organization of seminars. The activities will also include public outreach efforts among civil society, and briefings for government, media, and international actors.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $27,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement and Political Awareness among Eastern Shan State Youth
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote civic engagement and political awareness among eastern Shan State youth. The grantee will open an office and training center; carry out a month-long women's empowerment training program; support community-level civic education training programs; and host a political strategy meeting among network members.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $26,573
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Independent news and information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support independent media and to provide independent news and information about Burma. The project activities will include the publication of a monthly, Burmese-language current affairs magazine, which will incorporate independent analysis, focusing on Burma's political transition, human rights and media freedom, and business issues.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $25,007
Project Title: Kachin State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate and reliable information to Kachin and Burmese audiences about political, social, and economic developments in Kachin State and northeastern Burma. The organization will publish a Burmese-language newspaper three times a month.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Alliances and Coordination among Democratic Activists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the coordination among a diverse cohort of democratic activists in civil society, political parties, and the think tank community by providing a neutral space for dialogue and strategy building. The activities will include two regional alumni forums each convening sixty actors from both Upper and Lower Burma; a national conference featuring fifty of the most active network alumni; and a survey of over 300 activists and thought leaders assessing the current political challenges and collecting input for a collective strategy.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Chin State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase awareness among Chin people about current news and events and to expose them to basic principles of politics, democracy, and ethnic rights. The project activities will include the production of news reports and the maintenance of various multimedia news platforms that feature independent coverage and analysis of political news and ethnic issues that affect Chin communities.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Addressing Women's Rights in War-affected Kachin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To maintain a network of activists working to improve the conditions of Kachin women affected by war. The program will undertake a series of activities including trainings for youth members and regular network meetings aimed at improving the coordination and collaboration between like-minded actors focused on Kachin State.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Supporting the Development of High-Quality, Data-Driven Policy Analysis
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support the development of high-quality, independent, data-driven policy analysis and its effective use in public policy deliberations. In-person and remote consultations will be conducted with project scholars and experts to develop a platform for cooperation and collaboration among individuals and organizations seeking to work in the policy research and advocacy fields.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement and Political Awareness in Eastern Shan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote civic engagement and political awareness among eastern Shan State women and youth. Activities will include an intensive political awareness training with a particular focus on women's empowerment, a series of community-level civic education workshops, one public human rights event, and a political strategy meeting among network members and civil society partners.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights Awareness in Southern Shan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote greater understanding of democracy and human rights among Pa-O communities in southern Shan State. A biweekly Pa-O-language news journal will focus on current politics, development, and accountability; in addition, fifteen youth activists will participate in a training-of-trainers on topics including human rights and politics. The grantee will also translate and disseminate various articles on human rights abuses occurring at the local level to Burmese-language audiences to increase awareness of the lives of ethnic minorities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Chin State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase awareness among Chin people about current news and events and to expose them to basic principles of politics, democracy, and ethnic rights. The project activities will include the production of news reports and the maintenance of various multimedia news platforms that feature independent coverage and analysis of political news and ethnic issues that affect Chin communities.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy for Burma's Chin Minority
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To document, report on, and raise awareness about the human rights situation in Chin State and western Burma. The activities include a series of trainings and forums for a network of ethnic human rights defenders, ongoing documentation and reporting of human rights abuses, and advocacy on indigenous rights and challenges to freedom of religion in Burma and internationally.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $25,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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 of Chin State to meet one another, discuss common issues and problems, and build linkages to create a network of empowered young leaders.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $24,954
Project Title: Promoting Women's Political Participation in Chin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the capacity of Chin women to participate in political developments in Chin State and within the broader democracy movement. The project will empower a group of women trainers and organize a series of civic education trainings focused on human rights, women's rights, and politics in communities across western Burma.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $24,000
Project Title: Political Reintegration of Former Political Prisoners
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide opportunities for former political prisoners to reengage in the political process. The program will include advocacy efforts urging the Burmese government to release all remaining political prisoners and a series of roundtable events and seminars for former political prisoners to allow them to share their experiences.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $23,954
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 nationality perspectives in Burma. Activities will include publishing a semi-annual journal focused on ethnic rights, public policy, and federalism; managing a resource center to provide a library, research, and information services to elected officials; and hosting monthly policy and political dialogues among members of parliament.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $23,400
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Youth Civic Awareness and Political Engagement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote youth civic awareness and political engagement through the establishment of an information center. The center will promote greater understanding of politics and the democratic process by surveying citizens' concerns, developing informational and advocacy materials, and creating a platform for direct engagement with government officials.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $22,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
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: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Mon Women's Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To empower Mon women to participate in politics and assume decision-making positions in their own communities and organizations. The program will include a range of activities to support women's empowerment, including human rights and political empowerment trainings for Mon women in Burma.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement and Political Awareness in Eastern Shan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote civic engagement and political awareness among eastern Shan State women and youth. Activities will include an intensive women's empowerment and political awareness training, a series of community-level civic education workshops, one public human rights event, and a political strategy meeting among network members and civil society partners.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Chin State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase awareness among Chin people about current news and events and to expose them to basic principles of politics, democracy, and ethnic rights. Project activities will include the production of news reports, the maintenance of various multimedia news platforms, and the publication of a weekly news brief that includes independent coverage and analysis of political news and ethnic issues that affect Chin communities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build the capacity of the human rights movement as well as expose human rights abuses occurring throughout the country. The program will include monitoring and documentation of human rights abuses as well as the provision of training and technical support to human rights defenders and organizations throughout Burma.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $20,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Chin State News and Information Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase awareness among the Chin people about current news and events and to expose them to basic principles of politics, democracy, and ethnic rights. The project activities will include the production of news reports and the maintenance of various multimedia news platforms that focus on independent coverage and analysis of political news and ethnic issues that affect Chin communities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $20,000
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 community leaders and to highlight human rights abuses faced by Rohingya communities. The organization will arrange a series of political education trainings for Rangoon- and Arakan State-based Rohingya youth and community leaders, develop a website that will serve as a repository for documentation of human rights abuses and information about the Rohingya, and conduct advocacy meetings with governments and international civil society organizations.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $17,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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; and documentation and advocacy on the situation of women in Shan State.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $17,000
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. The project will publish a semi-annual 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 monthly policy and political dialogues among members of parliament.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $17,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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: 2019
Award Amount: $16,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Burma's Human Rights Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build the capacity of the human rights movement and expose human rights abuses occurring throughout the country. Training and technical support will help build the skills of human rights defenders and organizations throughout Burma. In addition, the project will also include monitoring and documentation efforts.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $15,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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 publishing its bi-weekly Mon-language newspaper that informs the Mon people about current events and basic principles of human rights and democracy and maintaining its office in Mawlamyaing.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $15,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights Awareness in Southern Shan State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To establish a network of fledgling human rights activists in southern Shan State dedicated to documenting and reporting abuses on the ground, as well as providing local communities with tools for redress. The activities will include a series of human rights, documentation and community organizing trainings with the goal of establishing and deploying a network of youth activists throughout southern Shan State.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $15,000
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 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: 2017
Award Amount: $13,000
Note: This amount is 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: 2019
Award Amount: $12,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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. Long-term basic trainings for journalists from throughout the country at its school in Rangoon and a six-day training outside Rangoon will form the basis of activities for this program.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $12,000
Project Title: Promoting Women's Leadership and Political Participation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote political participation among women community leaders and to mobilize a women's leadership and policy network on key political issues. The activities will include a series of leadership training seminars, women's rights trainings, and policy consultations among women civil society activists, political party members, and MPs.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $11,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Political Awareness of Ethnic Minority Perspectives in Burma
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 to facilitate dialogue and discussion among political parties, government officials, and prodemocracy activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $10,500
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Youth Civic Awareness and Political Engagement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote youth civic awareness and political engagement through the establishment of an information center. The center will promote greater understanding of politics and the democratic process by surveying citizens' concerns, developing informational and advocacy materials, and creating a platform for direct engagement with government officials.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting the Fundamental Human Rights of the Rohingya
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build international and domestic political support for the rights and protection of Rohingya communities and to increase human rights documentation and accountability for abuses committed against the Rohingya. The activities will include a series of regular advocacy meetings with targeted diplomatic missions, political parties, and among human rights partner organizations; as well as media briefings.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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: 2017
Award Amount: $9,350
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Expression and Political Awareness in Chin State
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote freedom of expression and political awareness in Chin State. Program activities will include a skills training for a state-wide journalist network, the production and publication of a bi-monthly magazine focused on political and human rights awareness, and public dialogues and debates with various political leaders, members of parliament, and civil society activists.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $9,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Burma's Human Rights Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build the capacity of the human rights movement and bring attention to human rights abuses occurring throughout the country. The organization will provide training and technical support to human rights defenders and human rights organizations in localities across the country as well conduct its own monitoring and documentation efforts.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $9,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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: 2018
Award Amount: $7,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy for Burma's Muslim Minorities
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build awareness of human rights abuses committed against Burma's Muslim minorities and to promote international support for greater respect for minority rights in Burma. The organization will monitor and document human rights abuses committed against Burmese Muslim communities, conduct a series of advocacy meetings with targeted diplomatic missions and human rights partner organizations, and produce periodic human rights reports.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $7,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Political Awareness of Ethnic Minority Perspectives in Burma
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 to facilitate dialogue and discussion among political parties, government officials, and prodemocracy activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $6,200
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Political Awareness of Ethnic Minority Perspectives in Burma
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 to facilitate dialogue and discussion among political parties, government officials, and prodemocracy activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $6,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement and Political Awareness among Eastern Shan State Youth
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Burma
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote civic engagement and political awareness among eastern Shan State youth. The grantee will open an office and training center; carry out a month-long women's empowerment training program; support community-level civic education training programs; and host a political strategy meeting among network members.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $5,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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: 2019
Award Amount: $2,500
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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 nationality perspectives in Burma. Activities will include publishing a semi-annual journal focused on ethnic rights, public policy, and federalism; managing a resource center to provide a library, research, and information services to elected officials; and hosting monthly policy and political dialogues among members of parliament.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $1,400
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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