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Displaying records 1-25 of 79 results
All results totalling $6,564,131
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Project Title: Local Transparency and Oversight Committees
Organization Name: Fundacion Octaedro
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To improve government transparency and accountability through increased citizen participation and oversight of local government in nine mid-sized cities in Ecuador. The organization will empower citizens to exercise their rights under Ecuador's Citizen Participation Law, forming local citizen oversight committees trained on legislative and communication strategies. The organization will also work with local political stakeholders to gain political buy-in for alternative local governance strategies.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,250
Project Title: Promoting Political Participation Among Youth 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 oversight and participation among youth during a national election cycle; and to promote better understanding of new electoral regulations. The organization will conduct workshops for members of its youth network to organize campaigns for transparency and ethical political advertising and against political violence during the electoral period. It will also conduct a training workshop to increase understanding of new rules governing the coming election.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $65,000
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 independent journalism. The organization will continue to publish news articles, investigative reports, and commentary on political developments and official corruption in Ecuador. It will collaborate with Ecuadorian NGOs in disseminating information on human rights, and it will continue its campaign against disinformation on social media.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $67,820
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, raise national and international awareness about violations of human rights and due process, and hold public officials accountable in the areas of corruption, human rights, and the administration of justice. The organization will disseminate reports and alerts to national and international audiences via social media, its website, monthly bulletins, and a weekly newsletter.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $48,758
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 investigating and analyzing corruption. The organization will publish in-depth investigative pieces to raise awareness of various sensitive issues related to government affairs, including corruption, human rights violations, and organized crime, that are not covered by traditional media. It will continue to serve as an antidote to fake news by facilitating interaction between its readers and the primary sources used by its journalists.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $55,000
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. The organization will monitor the implementation of new legislation to prevent violence against women and advocate for an end to impunity in cases where the laws go unobserved. It will also conduct a training program for women's rights groups on the means of protection against violence and how victims of violence can seek help and medical attention.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Defending Women's Rights
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 national laws and local mechanisms designed to prevent violence against them and to help victims seek legal assistance and reparations for past cases of violence. The organization will continue to focus on women in vulnerable situations, such as members of indigenous populations and Venezuelan immigrants.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $37,000
Project Title: Designing Public Policies to Strengthen Democracy
Organization Name: Universidad Casa Grande
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen civil society organizations through civic education and to promote citizen participation in designing public policies at the local and national levels. The organization will convene members of civil society organizations to participate in an idea incubator to design and produce public policy proposals and present them to the appropriate authorities. It will also offer participants in the program university-level instruction in political management and democratic institutions.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $55,480
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. 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 Ecuadorian citizens. RCR will present these multimedia products in a series of workshops and working groups with local civil society organizations and will disseminate them more broadly at both the provincial and national level via traditional news media and social media platforms.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Fostering Transparency Through Investigative Journalism
Organization Name: Fundacion Periodistas Sin Cadenas
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To increase transparency and provide independent information through investigative journalism. The foundation will train journalists in outlying provinces in investigative journalism techniques, create a network of investigative journalists, and support the dissemination of their reports. The network will focus its work on small and medium-sized towns and cities in peripheral areas of Ecuador, such as near the country's borders, where residents lack access to independent information and there is little transparency in local government.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,085
Project Title: Empowering Women in Politics
Organization Name: Fundacion Haciendo Ecuador
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To empower women in politics and raise awareness of attacks against women seeking or holding public office in Ecuador. The organization will monitor cases of gender-based political violence against candidates for president, vice president, and the National Assembly in elections scheduled for early 2021 and will continue to follow how they are treated once in office. It will issue weekly reports during the political campaign and publish profiles of women political leaders as well as accounts of their experiences as candidates and office holders.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
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: 2020
Award Amount: $18,980
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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 Political 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: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Transparency, Electoral Integrity, 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 support Ecuador's democracy and foster a more inclusive and accountable political system, the Institute will: strengthen democratic institutions and processes pertaining to inclusion, citizen participation and transparency; and strengthen the capacity of Ecuadorian lawmakers and National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional, NA) staff to more effectively promote open parliament initiatives in the NA.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $650,000
Project Title: Promoting Women's Participation in Local Governance
Organization Name: Fundacin TANDEM
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To empower women to advocate for gender-based public policies at the local level. The organization will work for the inclusion of programs that address women's issues in municipal budgets and empower women to advocate for their participation in local public policy making. It will also develop a set of indicators and tools that women activists can use to track the development, adoption, and implementation of municipal policies that focus on gender issues.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $42,500
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: With Endowment support, the organization will bring journalistic coverage of human rights-related issues that may not otherwise be considered key topics by traditional media. The grantee will apply innovative multimedia techniques to its stream of coverage focusing on human rights and build the capacity of young journalists to practice effective human rights reporting, through mentoring and on-the-job training.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,600
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 Political 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: $95,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
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: $100,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
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
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