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Project Title: Promoting a New Generation of Civic Leaders
Organization Name: Centro de Apoyo Ecuatoriano-CAJE
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To provide Ecuadorian youth with the skills to assume leadership roles in civic affairs. The organization will establish a Regional School for Leadership, Democracy, and Social Development for 50 students. The school will offer training modules that will cover a wide range of topics, including communications skills, the national and international political context, human rights, the civic duties of citizens, digital information technologies and social networks, conflict resolution, and the connections between citizen advocacy and public policy-making.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting and Defending the Rights of Indigenous Populations
Organization Name: Fundacion Pachamama
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of indigenous leaders to understand and use national laws and international human rights mechanisms to defend their rights. The organization will raise domestic and international awareness of restrictions on freedom of association and violations of environmental rights in Ecuador's Amazon region.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $51,050
Project Title: Combating Impunity in Violence Against Women
Organization Name: Asociacion Mujeres por la Equidad de Genero y la Autonomia
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To reduce impunity in cases of violence against women by advocating for improvements in the justice system and adherence to the law. Through a series of training workshops, the organization will empower women's rights defenders to advocate for enforcement of existing laws intended to address violence against women.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Defending Women's Rights in Ecuador
Organization Name: Centro Ecuatoriano de Desarrollo y Estudios Alternativos
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise women's awareness of laws and mechanisms designed to prevent violence against them and to help victims of violence seek legal assistance and reparations. Workshops will be conducted to explain the measures enacted under the national Law for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence Against Women to members of women's organizations and train them in protective measures. The organization will also work with the large population of Venezuelan women who have arrived in Ecuador due to the political and economic crisis in their home country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $47,680
Project Title: Fighting Xenophobia
Organization Name: Fundacion Redes con Rostro
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To defend the rights of migrants from Venezuela and Colombia in Ecuador and reduce discrimination and xenophobia among Ecuadorian citizens. The organization will generate multimedia oral histories to capture the experiences of migrants and use these to humanize the Venezuelans and Colombians in the eyes of Ecuadorians and conduct workshops to discuss the plight and rights of migrant populations.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Judicial Independence, Human Rights, and Government Accountability
Organization Name: Observatorio de Derechos y Justicia
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To monitor and report on the performance and independence of the judiciary and raise national and international awareness about violations of human rights and due process and to hold public officials accountable in the areas of corruption, human rights, and the administration of justice. The organization will produce reports assessing the state of due process and judicial independence and will address violations of due process and of human rights. It will analyze any executive decrees to assess interference in the judiciary and any violations of freedom of the press and association.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $10,450
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Participation and an Informed Electorate
Organization Name: Corporacion Participacion Ciudadana Ecuador
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To promote citizen participation and foster a new generation of leaders during a period of political transition in Ecuador and to promote an informed vote in elections scheduled for 2019. The organization will build the capacity of citizens to monitor the activities of the all-important Council on Citizen Participation and Social Oversight and to enable those interested to run for election to the council. It will identify candidates to serve as monitors and conduct workshops to train them.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,332
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Government Transparency and Accountability
Organization Name: Fundacion Mil Hojas
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote transparency and accountability by collecting, systematizing, and analyzing information on government corruption. Areas of focus will include drug trafficking, extractive industries, and human rights violations, and the information will be made available for civil society organizations to produce legal briefs. Investigative journalism and alternative ways of exercising freedom of expression and freedom of the press will be fostered.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $15,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Supporting Human Rights through Journalism
Organization Name: JOSELER S.A
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To reinforce journalism as an effective platform to promote human rights and to build the capacity of young journalists to report on human rights. The organization will expand a stream of coverage dedicated to exploring violations of human rights and that often go under-reported in traditional media in Ecuador.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $35,100
Project Title: Transparency and Open Government in Ecuador
Organization Name: Fundacion Ciudadania y Desarrollo
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote transparency, accountability, and citizen oversight of the National Assembly and of the governments of Ecuador's three largest cities. The organization will continue to provide critical information about the legislative agenda as well as on Assembly members' voting records. It will promote transparency and good governance in Ecuador's three largest cities: Guayaquil, Quito, and Cuenca.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $64,410
Project Title: Supporting Municipal Governments for Decentralized Transparency and Citizen Oversight Initiatives
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To improve Ecuadorian municipal government access to resources, tools, and frameworks to carry out responsibilities required by transparency and decentralization laws in coordination with national government authorities, and to build capacity to conduct specific citizen oversight processes according to these laws. The institute will support these governments to advocate for shared needs through development of a common agenda and by supporting their coordination with civil society to socialize and implement citizen oversight mechanisms.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $200,000
Project Title: Strengthening Transparency, Political Participation and Reform
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To strengthen Ecuador's democracy and foster a more inclusive and accountable political system. The institute will strengthen political organizations, processes, and initiatives to promote greater participation of citizens in Ecuador's political and electoral system and strengthen the capacity of Ecuadorian lawmakers to more effectively promote consensus building, accountability, legislative openness, and transparency in the National Assembly.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $550,000
Project Title: Building Private Sector Consensus for Democratic Development
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description: To strengthen private sector advocacy for public policy reforms in Ecuador. The center and its partner will develop a private sector-led National Business Agenda to make public policy recommendations to the government. Program activities will include organizing sector specific working groups, drafting a National Business Agenda document, and holding agenda launch events in five cities around Ecuador. The center and its partner will also develop a communications and digital media strategy to advocate for policy changes.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $258,304
Project Title: Promoting Investigative Journalism
Organization Name: Revista digital Plan V
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote freedom of expression and accountability in Ecuador through high-quality and independent investigative journalism. The organization will focus its coverage on uncovering corruption and will collaborate with Ecuadorian NGOs in disseminating information on human rights. It will also continue its campaign against disinformation on social media.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Institutional Reform During a Democratic Transition
Organization Name: Plataforma por la Defensa de la Democracia y los Derechos Humanos de Ecuador
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To encourage the development and inclusion of Ecuador's civil society agenda in institutional reform as part of a democratic transition. Working meetings around the country will address problems in three areas: the justice system and its lack of independence, corruption, and the complex and confusing electoral system.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Monitoring Freedom of Expression and the Press in Ecuador
Organization Name: Fundacion Andina para la Observacion Social y el Estudio de Medios - Fundamedios
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To defend freedom of expression and the press and to raise awareness nationally and internationally of violations of freedom of expression. Repression of journalists and media groups will be monitored and documented through an alert network, and the information will be disseminated through international organizations and domestic news channels.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $115,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Oversight of the Justice System in Ecuador
Organization Name: Movimiento Mi Cometa
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote citizen advocacy for judicial independence, due process, and transparency. The organization will continually monitor the process of installing new judges and prosecutors and press for transparency and the appointment of independent, qualified members of the judicial system. It will also provide training for civil society leaders on the use of digital tools for monitoring the administration of justice and independence of the courts.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $39,900
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Participation and an Informed Electorate
Organization Name: Corporacion Participacion Ciudadana Ecuador
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To promote citizen participation and foster a new generation of leaders during a period of political transition in Ecuador and to promote an informed vote in elections scheduled for 2019. The organization will build the capacity of citizens to monitor the activities of the all-important Council on Citizen Participation and Social Oversight and to enable those interested to run for election to the council. It will identify candidates to serve as monitors and conduct workshops to train them.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $105,921
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Government Transparency and Accountability
Organization Name: Fundacion Mil Hojas
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote transparency and accountability by collecting, systematizing, and analyzing information on government corruption. Areas of focus will include drug trafficking, extractive industries, and human rights violations, and the information will be made available for civil society organizations to produce legal briefs. Investigative journalism and alternative ways of exercising freedom of expression and freedom of the press will be fostered.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $99,900
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Combating Impunity in Violence Against Women and Improving the Administration of Justice
Organization Name: Asociacion Mujeres por la Equidad de Genero y la Autonomia
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To reduce impunity in cases of violence against women and improve the administration of justice. Training workshops and focus groups will be conducted to propose draft legislation for implementation of special measures for judgment and punishment in cases of domestic violence, sexual violence, and hate crimes.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $39,535
Project Title: Defending Women's Rights in Ecuador
Organization Name: Centro Ecuatoriano de Desarrollo y Estudios Alternativos
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise women's awareness of laws and mechanisms designed to prevent violence against them and to help victims of violence seek legal assistance and reparations. Workshops will be conducted to explain the measures enacted under the national Law for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence Against Women to members of women's organizations and train them in protective measures. The organization will also work with the large population of Venezuelan women who have arrived in Ecuador as a result of the political and economic crisis in their home country.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $46,090
Project Title: Democracy Training for the Future
Organization Name: Fundacion para la Integracion y el Desarrollo de America Latina
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the leadership skills and democratic commitment of Ecuadorian youth to become agents of change in their communities. A training program targeting young leaders from across the country will be conducted in collaboration with universities and other civil society organizations. On-site and online training workshops will focus on leadership, participation, gender equality, and democratic values. To complete the training program, youth will design democracy projects for their communities.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $100,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Transparency and Open Government in Ecuador
Organization Name: Fundacion Ciudadania y Desarrollo
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote increased transparency, accountability, and citizen oversight of the National Assembly and an informed vote in municipal elections. The organization will present detailed information on each Assembly member, political parties, and movements represented in the Assembly, as well as analysis of draft legislation and new laws. It will monitor the floor of the Assembly during the legislative period and attend key committee hearings, alerting citizens to any possible infringement of their rights and encouraging citizen advocacy in the legislative process.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $60,024
Project Title: Building Capacity for Transparency, Accountability, and Anti-Corruption Initiatives II
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To support elected officials in key metropolitan municipalities to strengthen transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption measures. The institute will provide follow-up on municipal action plans, coordinate a best practices conference, consult with new administrations, and provide targeted training to municipal personnel. To support citizens and civil society organizations to advocate for anti-corruption measures at the municipal level, the Institute will provide capacity and coalition-building trainings to civil society organizations.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $214,085
Project Title: Ecuador Empresario: An Inclusive Entrepreneurship Program for Ecuadorian Youth II
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the entrepreneurship and leadership capabilities of rural Ecuadorian students and to promote awareness of the benefits of democracy, rule of law, a free-market economy, and the role of private enterprise among university students from the Ecuadorian countryside. The Center will educate 80 university students from outside the capital on democracy, free markets, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Students will complete 100 hours of educational sessions, produce democracy videos, develop business plans, and implement leadership and entrepreneurship workshops for other members of their communities.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $220,711
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