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Displaying records 1-25 of 46 results
All results totalling $3,724,748
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Project Title: Promoting a Human Rights Culture
Organization Name: Clovek v tisni, o.p.s. (People in Need)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness about human rights and democratic conditions in Nicaragua. The grantee will organize advocacy trips for Nicaraguan civil society members to speak about the human rights situation in the country. Additionally, the grantee will carry out a training course for Nicaraguan human rights groups on international human rights mechanisms. Program participants will receive support to develop human rights projects.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,564
Project Title: Promoting Youth Civic Engagement in Nicaragua
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To increase youth participation and civic engagement in political processes. A series of forums on topics related to political participation in schools and universities will educate first time voters on the importance of political participation as informed voters. Additionally, a magazine and social media will educate youth about their rights and their role in Nicaraguan political life.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Raising the Voice of Women Entrepreneurs III
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To amplify public and private sector support and understanding of the benefits of women's economic empowerment; and to improve the enabling environment for women's economic and democratic participation. The program will advance an advocacy agenda to reduce gender disparities in the economic sphere. Advocacy efforts will take place through social and traditional media, working group discussions, and meetings with key actors in the public and private sector prior to and following the 2016 elections.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $205,152
Project Title: Social Movements in Defense of Democracy
Organization Name: Centro de Informacion y Servicio de Asesoria en Salud
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote greater cohesion among civil society movements in Nicaragua. The organization will work with youth, women, and LGBTI movements to identify areas of common interest and organize activities on their defense. Using social media, the organization will raise awareness about these issues and democratic values in general.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Education and Organization among Civil Society Activists
Organization Name: Fundacion Iberoamericana de las Culturas
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote civic education and raise awareness about free and fair elections in Nicaragua. The organization will strengthen the capacity of its network of local chapters throughout Nicaragua. A series of meetings, forums, and workshops will also be conducted throughout Nicaraguan cities to discuss institutional reforms that will strengthen democracy. Finally, the organization will organize a civic campaign to raise awareness of the importance of free and fair elections.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $105,000
Project Title: Defending the Democratic Space in Nicaragua
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To defend the shrinking democratic space and advocate for free and fair elections and the basic tenets of representative democracy in Nicaragua. The program will raise domestic and international awareness in support of free and fair elections, democracy, and respect for the rule of law.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $79,498
Project Title: Women as Political Actors
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote democratic values and human rights among women. Civic actions will be organized to raise awareness about gender rights and the situation of women human rights defenders. The group will also produce reports on the human rights of women in Nicaragua, which it will use to raise international and domestic awareness.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $75,049
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 Public Policy Debate in Nicaragua
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 debate about public policy proposals and advocate for their inclusion in the Nicaraguan political process. The grantee will develop policy proposals on the most salient issues affecting the country and will organize public forums to educate civil society actors and local leaders to advocate for their adoption.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
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 Democratic Values in Nicaragua
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the capacity of Nicaraguan pro-democracy activists to forge a common civil society strategy to defend democracy in the country. A group of women's and youth organizations will convene a series of forums with various social movements to discuss the state of democracy and governance in Nicaragua.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $105,696
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. The organization will gather data and provide analysis on trends related to crime and violence in Nicaragua, and will address the links between citizen security, national defense, and democracy.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $54,809
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: 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: 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: 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: 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
Project Title: Strengthening the Strategic Capacity of Civil Society to Defend Democracy
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the capacity of Nicaraguan pro-democracy activists to forge a common civil society strategy to defend democracy. Periodic publications will cover the state of democracy and the situation of human rights in Nicaragua. A group of civil society organizations and social movements will convene a series of forums to discuss their content and identify advocacy opportunities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Values and Organization among Civil Society Activists
Organization Name: Fundacion Iberoamericana de las Culturas
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote democratic values and democratic governance at the local level in Nicaragua. Local chapters and members will be trained to advocate for democratic reforms in the country. Democracy forums and workshops on civic education will be carried out and 48 radio programs addressing issues related to democracy in Nicaragua will be produced and broadcast.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $79,423
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: Strengthening Online Independent Media
Organization Name: INVERMEDIA
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Nicaragua
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote freedom of expression and independent media in Nicaragua. The organization will work to consolidate and expand the reach of an independent digital news platform. The grantee will produce a series of investigative reports on the most salient issues affecting Nicaraguans.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Expression 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 promote democratic values and support the networking activities and collaboration efforts of independent radio broadcasters.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $45,000
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: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote transparency and accountability of the Nicaraguan National Assembly. The organization will monitor sessions of the National Assembly and the use of a discretionary fund assigned to legislators. The grantee will publish its findings in a quarterly bulletin and raise awareness about the need for greater transparency in the legislative process.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $80,000
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