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Displaying records 11-20 of 80 results
All results totalling $6,091,458
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Project Title: Promoting Access to Justice and Human Rights in Nicaragua
Organization Name: Comision Permanente de Derechos Humanos de Nicaragua
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness among citizens and public officials on the human rights situation and access to justice in Nicaragua. The grantee will provide legal assistance to victims of human rights abuses and document violations in the Nicaraguan penitentiary system. It will also make recommendations for improvements in prisoner conditions and increased access to justice.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $86,000
Project Title: Promoting Legislative Oversight and Free and Fair Elections
Organization Name: Asociacion Hagamos Democracia
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To promote transparency and accountability in the National Assembly and free and fair elections in Nicaragua. The organization will produce two publications highlighting issues under discussion in the National Assembly and trends in democratic governance. The organization will also train election observers to monitor upcoming elections and identify irregularities during the November 2016 general elections.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $119,049
Project Title: Promoting Independent Radio Broadcasters in Nicaragua
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen independent media and citizen journalism in Nicaragua. A local media campaign will be developed to promote democratic values and support the networking activities and collaboration efforts of independent radio broadcasters.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $45,057
Project Title: Promoting Access to Justice and Human Rights in Nicaragua
Organization Name: Comision Permanente de Derechos Humanos de Nicaragua
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote and protect human rights in Nicaragua. The project will provide legal assistance to citizens facing challenges in accessing the justice system. Human rights conditions in prisons and detention facilities will be monitored and and proposals for their improvement will be presented to relevant authorities. International mechanisms will be used to monitor and report human rights violations and raise awareness about the country's international obligations to protect human rights.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $111,440
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Raising the Voice of Women Entrepreneurs IV
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To enhance women entrepreneurs' ability to advocate for economic and social reform, and to amplify public and private sector support for policies that improve women's economic empowerment. The center and its partner network will advance an advocacy agenda to reduce gender disparities in the economic sphere by organizing a series of workshops to enhance women's advocacy capacity and leading specific advocacy efforts through social and traditional media, working groups, and meetings with public and private sector representatives.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $239,571
Project Title: Promoting Access to Justice and Human Rights in Nicaragua
Organization Name: Comision Permanente de Derechos Humanos de Nicaragua
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote and protect human rights in Nicaragua. The project will provide legal assistance to citizens facing challenges in accessing the justice system. Human rights conditions in prisons and detention facilities will be monitored and and proposals for their improvement will be presented to relevant authorities. International mechanisms will be used to monitor and report human rights violations and raise awareness about the country's international obligations to protect human rights.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $39,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Raising Awareness about Youth Preferences in Civic Participation
Organization Name: Fundacion Nicaraguense para el Desarrollo Economico y Social
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote greater understanding about youth preferences in civic participation in Nicaragua. The organization will gather information on how young Nicaraguans communicate amongst themselves and with others to engage in social and political issues. The organization will produce and disseminate a report containing the findings of the study and best practices for civil society organizations and political actors to promote youth civic participation.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Role of Women in Defense of Nicaraguan Democracy
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote democratic values and human rights among women in Nicaragua. The capacity of women will be strengthened to defend their rights and Nicaraguan democracy. Reports on the human rights situation of women in Nicaragua will raise international and domestic awareness.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $74,794
Project Title: Democracy and Citizen Security in Nicaragua
Organization Name: Instituto de Estudios Estrategicos y Politicas Publicas
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To raise awareness of citizen security in Nicaragua by encouraging debate and generating information on security and violence. Data will be collected and analysis produced on issues related to crime and violence in Nicaragua, with a focus on social conflicts and politically motivated violence in rural communities. Local activists will be trained to monitor conflicts and promote a culture of peace.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Fostering a New Generation of Democratic Youth Leaders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote democratic values and participation among youth in Nicaragua. Forums in schools and universities will educate students about democratic values and human rights. A network of youth leaders will foster a more active role of youth in defending democracy. Additionally, a magazine and social media will facilitate discussion on youth issues and democratic activism.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $86,000
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