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Displaying records 26-50 of 63 results
All results totalling $5,004,877
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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 independent investigative reports. An innovation laboratory to research and experiment with new story-telling techniques will be consolidated. It will collaborate with Ecuadorian NGOs in disseminating information on human rights and will strengthen its network of contributors and its linkages to other independent media outlets.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $55,000
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: 2018
Award Amount: $44,011
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Democratic Principles Among Youth
Organization Name: Instituto Politico para la Libertad Peru
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen leadership skills and knowledge of democratic principles among Ecuadorian and Latin American youth and to raise regional awareness on the political situation in Ecuador through increased solidarity, better youth networks, and a social media campaign. In partnership with a local group, the grantee will organize an international youth seminar in Ecuador. Following the seminar, Ecuadorian participants will organize replication workshops in the provinces, and regional and Ecuadorian youth will collaborate in an international awareness campaign.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $36,178
Project Title: Building Capacity For Transparency, Accountability, And Anti-Corruption Initiatives
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To increase awareness and understanding of effective anti-corruption mechanisms among candidates for office in key municipalities. The institute will carry out surveys and assessments and provide trainings for local government officials and political parties on corruption and transparency issues. To support CSOs in key municipalities in educating and mobilizing citizens to demand increased transparency and accountability from elected officials and candidates, the institute will provide training and networking support to CSOs in these municipalities and nationally.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $260,000
Project Title: Strengthening Human Rights
Organization Name: Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador - Centro de Derechos Humanos
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To defend human rights in Ecuador through strategic litigation at the international and national levels; and to research and monitor the independence of Ecuador's judicial system, with a particular focus on combating corruption. Emblematic cases that illustrate the degree to which the court system operates independently will be analyzed, and training workshops in six Ecuadorian cities will be held.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $37,852
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 raise awareness and promote citizen advocacy for due process, accountability, and increased transparency in Ecuador's judiciary. Judicial independence at the local level will be promoted, and the performance of judges and prosecutors will be monitored in light of citizen reports of corruption.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $39,920
Project Title: Promoting and Defending the Rights of Indigenous Populations
Organization Name: Terra Mater
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of indigenous leaders to understand and utilize international human rights mechanisms; and to raise domestic and international awareness on restrictions to freedom of association and assembly and violations of environmental rights.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $100,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Monitoring Freedom of Expression and the Press in Ecuador
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To defend freedom of expression and freedom of the press and to raise awareness nationally and internationally of violations of freedom of expression. The project will monitor and document the repression of journalists and media groups through an alert network.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $70,864
Project Title: Democracy Training for the Future
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 act as agents of change within their communities. In collaboration with universities and other civil society organizations, a training program will target young leaders from across the country. On-site and online training workshops will focus on leadership, participation, gender equality, and democratic values. To complete the training program, youth will design a democracy project for their communities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Independent Information and Analysis
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To contribute to democratic debate, analysis, and an informed public in Ecuador. High quality news coverage and political analysis will be made available on a digital platform to Ecuadorian citizens.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $31,815
Project Title: Promoting Investigative Journalism
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 independent investigative reports. An innovation laboratory to research and experiment with new story-telling techniques will be created.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $65,000
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. Project activities will include monitoring elected officials' compliance with their campaign promises regarding justice, human rights, and fighting corruption and holding them accountable.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $32,012
Project Title: Supporting Women Legislators
Organization Name: Corporacion Participacion Ciudadana Ecuador
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To monitor the level of political participation by women elected to the National Assembly and to promote gender-sensitive legislation. Legislation will be analyzed, and weekly reports on the progress of legislation will be issued. New members of the National Assembly will be trained in constructing a legislative agenda.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $58,430
Project Title: Promoting Women's Leadership and Participation
Organization Name: Centro Ecuatoriano de Desarrollo y Estudios Alternativos
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote women's participation and leadership in government and the political process and to strengthen women's voices and women human rights defenders to advocate for the rights of vulnerable populations. Training workshops will strengthen the capacity of women leaders to make their voices and agendas heard. Indigenous women will be educated about their rights and opportunities for participation.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $43,030
Project Title: Transparency and Open Government in Ecuador
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote increased government transparency, accountability, and citizen oversight of the National Assembly, the municipality of Quito, and the courts; and to strengthen the capacity of citizens to monitor the work of their elected officials and the judicial system. Analysis on the national legislative process and results of court cases will be disseminated to the public.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $51,304
Project Title: Promoting Government Transparency and Accountability
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. The project will foster investigative journalism, alternative ways of exercising freedom of expression, and freedom of the press.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Preventing Violence against Women
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To prevent violence against women, especially femicides, and reduce impunity by raising awareness among citizens, local public officials, and police. The project will track and report cases of physical and psychological violence against women.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil Society Participation in Public Policy Development
Organization Name: Fundacion De Ayuda Por Internet
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To promote and facilitate civil society participation in local public policy formulation and advocacy. The project will monitor the development of public policy and strengthen the capacity of civil society to engage in advocacy and forge international partnerships, using digital communications technologies.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $39,880
Project Title: Promoting Innovation at the Local Level
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen the management, leadership and innovation capacity of local governments in Ecuador and to promote an exchange of experiences on best local government practices at the national and international level. Training workshops on democratic leadership, public management, and innovation will be carried out, and the exchange of best practices with local government training institutions will be facilitated.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Democracy Training for the Future
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 act as agents of change within their communities. In collaboration with universities and civil society organizations, a six-month training program targeting young leaders will be conducted. On-site and online training workshops will focus on leadership, participation, gender equality, and democratic values.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $44,006
Project Title: Monitoring Due Process and the Independence of the Judicial System
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To monitor, report on and raise awareness about the performance and independence of the judiciary in Ecuador. The organization will report on violations of human and constitutional rights, and due process, and advocate for these issues at a national and international level.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $15,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Monitoring Freedom of Expression and the Press in Ecuador
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To defend freedom of expression and freedom of the press. Repression of journalists and media groups will be monitored and documented, and awareness will be raised. Similarly, several events and workshops will be carried out during the lead-up to the general elections in 2017.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: Protecting the Human Rights of the LGBTI Community
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To facilitate legal assistance to LGBTI victims of human rights violations in Ecuador. Research will be conducted on human rights of the LGBTI community in Ecuador. This information will be included in a report on the human rights situation of the LGBTI community.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Preventing Violence against Women
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To prevent violence against women and femicide; and to raise national and international awareness of gender-based violence. A series of trainings and advocacy efforts to engage the public will be carried out, with a particular emphasis on youth, on the issue of women's rights, and on violence prevention. Prosecution of cases of gender-based violence will be monitored.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Electoral Transparency
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Ecuador
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To encourage more dialogue on policy proposals aimed at strengthening democratic governance and the rule of law. Debate, analysis, and consensus on a long-term policy agenda will be generated. Similarly, citizen oversight of the electoral process will be improved, and timely analysis of electoral regulations will be provided.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $63,927
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