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Search results for Project Country: Thailand
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Displaying records 1-81 of 81 results
All results totalling $9,665,597
Total may include redundant amount due to supplements.



Project Title: Labor Program
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To strengthen the capacity of worker rights advocates to promote freedom of association. The center will support efforts by trade union partners and migrant worker rights organizations to organize, bargain collectively, and promote internationally-recognized labor standards. Partners will participate in a range of activities, including skills building, advocacy, and policy discussions.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $830,000
Project Title: Labor Program
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, and the prohibition of forced labor in Thailand. The center will support efforts by trade union partners and migrant worker rights groups to organize workers, conduct outreach and education to workers, and provide legal advocacy and representation to victims of labor rights abuses and violations. The center will also build the capacity of partners to conduct public outreach and campaigns to advocate for labor law reform.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $755,000
Project Title: Labor Program
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote internationally recognized labor rights and freedoms in principle and practice, as well as migrant worker rights. The center will support efforts by trade union partners and migrant worker rights organizations to organize workers, conduct outreach to workers, and provide legal advocacy and representation to victims of labor rights abuses and violations. The center will also build the capacity of trade union partners and migrant worker organizations to conduct public outreach and media campaigns.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $754,904
Project Title: Labor Program
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote democracy, fundamental labor rights and freedoms, and migrant worker rights. The center will support trade union partners and migrant worker civil society organizations in their efforts to organize workers and provide legal advocacy and representation to victims of labor rights abuses and violations. It will also conduct outreach to workers to raise awareness about their rights and participate in global campaigns to promote international labor standards in Thailand.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $684,255
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Preparing Political Parties for Legal Reforms
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To assist political parties to comply with the new political party law, the institute will provide technical and academic advice to enable them to gain knowledge and strengthen their ability to address provisions in the law. Activities will focus on sharing international best practices in such areas as internal party democracy, recruitment, membership fees, branch development and candidate selection. Other areas of focus will include exploring how information and communications technology tools could assist the parties in their efforts to comply with the new law
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $440,000
Project Title: Equipping Democratic Leaders in Thailand
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To strengthen the capacity of civil society leaders to identify and fully utilize opportunities to amplify democratic voices in Thailand. The institute will build on previous programming to bolster the voices of civic stakeholders in support of democratic ideas and values. Activities will include various consultations and forums with civil society leaders focused on citizen reform priorities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $420,000
Project Title: Support for Political Party and Civic Dialogue to Promote Democratic Governance
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To support dialogue between key stakeholders on democratic governance topics. The institute will organize forums in three regions of the country that will bring together political parties and civil society at the local level to discuss and exchange insights on democratic governance priorities and challenges and enable collaboration to address these issues.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $415,000
Project Title: Reinforcing Democratic Principles
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To foster a culture of citizen engagement and democratic governance. The institute will work with local partners to strengthen knowledge and understanding of democratic principles and practices among youth and women leaders. Activities will include a series of capacity-building workshops and civic education initiatives.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $405,000
Project Title: Advancing Democratic Participation and Citizen-Centered Governance
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To foster a culture of citizen-centered governance and youth engagement. The institute will work with local stakeholders to increase understanding, support, and utilization of democratic principles and practices. Activities will focus on capacity-building workshops and civic education initiatives to increase the ability of local stakeholders to jointly identify and tackle challenges facing Thailand and provide avenues for youth to become actively engaged in civic life.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $400,000
Project Title: Private Sector Approaches to Anti-Corruption
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To support the institutionalization of anti-corruption standards in Thai marketplace and strengthen the private sector's participation in addressing corruption. The center and its local partner will continue to deepen the anti-corruption coalition's influence on corporate behavior by implementing a new version of the certification process that incorporates independent audits to further strengthen the rigor of the process. A new initiative will strengthen the capacity of small-and medium-sized enterprises to address corruption.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $257,361
Project Title: Strengthening Municipal Government's Responsiveness through Greater Citizen Engagement
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen citizen engagement in local governance processes. Activities will include building the capacity of local groups in Bangkok to advocate for good governance reforms, while assisting municipal officials to increase their knowledge of online tools to effectively elicit and respond to citizens' concerns.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $225,000
Project Title: Private Sector Approaches to Anti-Corruption
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen private sector participation in addressing corruption. The center will support corporate anti-corruption cooperation through a range of activities, including anti-corruption certification processes, training courses, and other efforts to institutionalize anti-corruption standards more broadly.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $223,224
Project Title: Empowering Civil Society to Have a Voice in Thailand's Reform Process And Strengthening Female Political Party Representation
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To foster dialogue on reforms and support women's leadership in political parties. The institute will collaborate with local partners to conduct regional workshops and national forums with civic leaders on democratic governance recommendations to strengthen the voice of civil society. Other activities will include the development of training curricula and organization of workshops on women's political leadership.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $193,499
Project Title: Enhancing Human Rights Protection and Access to Justice
Organization Name: Union for Civil Liberty
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights and enhance access to justice for victims of rights violations. The program will provide legal assistance to those affected by the government policies and actions that contravene internationally recognized human rights standards. Activities will include operation of a legal assistance center, trial observations, and monitoring and documentation of human rights across the country.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $125,500
Project Title: Enhancing Human Rights Protection and Access to Justice
Organization Name: Union for Civil Liberty
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights and enhance access to justice for victims of rights violations. The program will provide legal assistance to those affected by the government policies and actions that contravene internationally recognized human rights standards. Activities will include operation of a legal assistance center, trial observations, and monitoring and documentation of human rights across the country.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $125,500
Project Title: Bolstering Human Rights Protection and Access to Justice
Organization Name: Union for Civil Liberty
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights and enhance access to justice for victims of rights violations. The program will provide legal assistance to those whose rights are violated during the transition from military to civilian rule. Activities will include legal aid and litigation support as well as monitoring and documentation of human rights violations across the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $125,500
Project Title: Bolstering Human Rights Protection and Access to Justice
Organization Name: Union for Civil Liberty
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights and enhance access to justice for victims of rights violations. The program will provide legal assistance to those affected by policies and actions that contravene internationally recognized human rights standards. Activities will include legal aid and litigation support as well as monitoring and documentation of human rights violations across the country.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $104,700
Project Title: Supporting Youth Participation in Democratic Processes
Organization Name: Asian Network for Free Elections Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen civic and political participation among young people and to foster their engagement in promoting government accountability. The organization will coordinate an initiative that will enable young activists and students to deepen their understanding of the connections between elections and governance and how national policies and local-level priorities impact each other. Activities will include the monitoring and assessment of public policies and their impacts on local communities, dialogues with members of parliament, and a national forum to promote broader discussions about the policymaking process.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Strengthening Regional Democracy and Human Rights Networks
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance the capacity of university students, activists, and community leaders to network and collaborate to defend democracy and human rights. The organization will coordinate a series of learning sessions and forums for advocates from four regions of the country on strategies to build and expand their local networks. The program will also provide support for activists to conduct joint initiatives and advocacy campaigns on a range of human rights-related issues.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $85,000
Project Title: Human Rights Volunteer Project
Organization Name: Thai Volunteer Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support the development of a new generation of human rights activists. The program will place young people as volunteers with civil society organizations throughout the country to introduce them to human rights issues and encourage them to become active participants in the country's human rights movement.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Human Rights Volunteer Project
Organization Name: Thai Volunteer Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support the development of a new generation of human rights activists. The program will place young people as volunteers with civil society organizations throughout the country to introduce them to human rights issues and encourage them to become active participants in the country's human rights movement. Young activists will also network with fellow activists from other countries to share knowledge and experience on democracy promotion.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Supporting Youth Participation in Democratic Processes
Organization Name: Asian Network for Free Elections Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To strengthen youth participation and provide opportunities for youth to collaborate on raising public awareness about democratic values and processes. The project will support young people to take an active role in promoting democracy. Activities will include a series of forums on democracy-related topics as well as outreach to encourage civic participation.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Labor Program
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote democracy, fundamental labor rights and freedoms, and migrant worker rights. The center will support trade union partners and migrant worker civil society organizations in their efforts to organize workers and provide legal advocacy and representation to victims of labor rights abuses and violations. It will also conduct outreach to workers to raise awareness about their rights and participate in global campaigns to promote international labor standards in Thailand.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $76,947
Project Title: Human Rights Volunteer Project
Organization Name: Thai Volunteer Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support the development of a new generation of human rights activists. The organization will coordinate a program to place young people as volunteers with civil society organizations to introduce them to human rights issues and encourage them to become active participants in the country's human rights movement. Other activities will include workshops on democracy and human rights principles for young people interested in activism to promote rights.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $72,000
Project Title: Human Rights Volunteer Project
Organization Name: Thai Volunteer Service
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support the development of a new generation of human rights activists. The organization will coordinate a program to place young people as volunteers with civil society organizations to introduce them to human rights issues and encourage them to become active participants in the country's human rights movement. Other activities will include workshops on democracy and human rights principles for young people interested in becoming more active in promoting rights.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $72,000
Project Title: Online Media Platform on Critical Social, Economic, and Political Issues
Organization Name: The 101 Percent Co., Ltd.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the public with a source of independent news and information on critical political, social, and economic issues and contribute to the public discourse on these topics. The organization will establish an online media platform that will publish a range of content, including investigative reports, opinion columns, interviews, and video documentaries, which will focus on topics such as democratization; political, economic and cultural changes in Thailand; corruption; rule of law; and the impact of regional and global trends on Thailand.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: Online Media Platform on Critical Social, Economic, and Political Issues
Organization Name: The 101 Percent Co., Ltd.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the public with a source of independent news and information on critical political, social, and economic issues and contribute to the public discourse on these topics. The organization will operate an online media platform that publishes a range of content, including investigative reports, opinion columns, interviews, and video documentaries, focusing on topics such as democratization; political, economic and cultural changes in Thailand; and the impact of regional and global trends on Thailand.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: Fostering Youth Participation in Democratic Processes
Organization Name: Asian Network for Free Elections Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To strengthen youth participation in democratic processes. Activities will include trainings on civic education topics and workshops to build the capacity of young people to engage in political and governance processes. Participants will conduct follow-on trainings to share their knowledge with peers.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: Legal Assistance and Community Empowerment in Support of Environmental Rights
Organization Name: ENLAWTHAI Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To strengthen citizens' ability to exercise their environmental rights and promote government and corporate accountability. Project activities will include strategic litigation on specific environmental cases that could have far-reaching implications for environmental law and regulation; community empowerment trainings; and public awareness efforts to raise the profile of environmental issues, human rights, and the rule of law.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Strategic Litigation and Community Empowerment in Support of Environmental Rights
Organization Name: ENLAWTHAI Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To provide the Thai public with a credible source of independent news reporting and editorial commentary. The organization will publish an online Thai- and English-language daily newspaper that covers underreported issues in the areas of politics, human rights, natural resources, the environment, the ongoing violence in southern Thailand, and other key policy developments.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Enhancing Citizens' Capacity to Promote Democracy
Organization Name: Thai Poor Act
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen grassroots activists' knowledge and practice of democratic principles. The grantee will conduct a series of workshops on democratization and governance at the local level, focusing on a range of topics including citizens' participation in drafting local laws.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $58,000
Project Title: Strategic Litigation and Community Empowerment in Support of Environmental Rights
Organization Name: ENLAWTHAI Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To strengthen citizens' ability to exercise their environmental rights and promote government and corporate accountability. Project activities will include strategic litigation on specific environmental cases that could have far-reaching implications for environmental law and regulation; trainings on citizens' rights for local communities; and public awareness efforts to raise the profile of environmental issues, human rights, and rule of law.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society to Promote Democracy in Thailand
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster citizen engagement in advancing democracy in northern Thailand. The organization will bolster the collective voice of civil society advocates committed to democracy and enhance their abilities to advance democratic policy alternatives to social, political, and economic challenges. Activities will include a series of trainings and networking opportunities that will build activists' capacity to promote respect for democratic principles and provide them with a platform to collaborate on joint initiatives.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $52,220
Project Title: Interactive Theatre: Expanding Space for Dialogue
Organization Name: Makhampom Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster critical and engaged debate and dialogue on democratic values among the public. The grantee will organize theater performances that encourage discussions on democracy. The project will also collaborate with civil society groups from across the country on the development and organization of dialogue theater and arts events as a way to engage citizens on current challenges to democracy.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $51,000
Project Title: Supporting Grassroots Engagement in Promoting Democracy
Organization Name: Thai Poor Act
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen grassroots activists' knowledge and practice of democratic principles. The organization will conduct trainings to develop participants' capacity to understand and participate in democratic processes; analyze policies and their impacts on human rights; build networks across diverse sectors and areas to advocate for democracy; and deepen their leadership, advocacy, and critical thinking skills.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $51,000
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society to Promote Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster citizen engagement in advancing democracy. The project will bolster the collective voice of civil society advocates committed to democracy and enhance their abilities to advance democratic policy alternatives to social, political, and economic challenges. Activities will include a series of workshops and networking opportunities that will build activists' capacity to promote respect for democratic principles and provide them with a platform to collaborate on joint initiatives.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Strengthening a Network of Human Rights Lawyers
Organization Name: Human Rights Lawyers Association
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen a network of lawyers engaged in the protection of human rights. Focusing particularly on ending the misuse of laws to perpetuate human rights violations and stifle public participation, the organization will coordinate capacity-building opportunities for young human rights lawyers; undertake strategic litigation; and conduct legal advocacy activities.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Fostering Citizen Engagement in Advancing Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster citizen engagement in advancing democracy in Thailand. The project will strengthen a network of citizens committed to advancing a return to democracy. Activities will include a series of meetings and public events that provide participants with opportunities to contribute to discussions on democracy and human rights.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Strengthening a Network of Human Rights Lawyers
Organization Name: Human Rights Lawyers Association
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen a network of lawyers engaged in the protection of human rights, particularly the rights of marginalized populations. The organization will coordinate networking and capacity- building opportunities for young human rights lawyers; undertake strategic litigation on critical issues; and conduct legal advocacy activities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering Citizen Journalism in the Northeast
Organization Name: The Isaan Record
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen the capacity of citizen journalists to report on political, economic, and development issues in the Northeastern region. The grantee will organize a series of trainings for participants on a range of topics including good practices for news reporting; feature and investigative story writing; and photography and videography. Participants will produce news reports and feature stories, which will be published on a news website.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Fostering Democratic Values and Practices
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen grassroots activists' knowledge and practice of democratic principles. The project will conduct a series of trainings on democracy and human rights, dialogue sessions with local communities from six provinces, and a public forum to highlight challenges to democracy. These activities will forge stronger linkages among civil society and lay the foundation for a regional network to promote democracy.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Fostering Citizen Participation in Advancing Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster citizen engagement in advancing democracy. The project will strengthen a network of citizens committed to promoting democratic principles. Activities will include a series of meetings, trainings, and public events that provide participants with opportunities to collaborate with one another, amplify their voices, and contribute to discussions on democracy and human rights.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Online Media Platform on Critical Social, Economic, and Political Issues
Organization Name: The 101 Percent Co., Ltd.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the public with a source of independent news and information on critical political, social, and economic issues and to contribute to the public discourse on these topics. The organization will establish an online media platform that will publish a range of content, including investigative reports, opinion columns, interviews, and video documentaries. The platform will focus on topics such as democratization; political, economic and cultural changes in Thailand; corruption; rule of law; and the impact of regional and global trends on Thailand.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Strategic Litigation and Community Empowerment in Support of Environmental Rights
Organization Name: ENLAWTHAI Foundation
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To strengthen citizens' ability to exercise their environmental rights and promote government and corporate accountability. Project activities will include strategic litigation on specific environmental cases that could have far-reaching implications for environmental law and regulation; community empowerment trainings; and public awareness efforts to raise the profile of environmental issues, human rights, and rule of law.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Strengthening a Network of Human Rights Lawyers
Organization Name: Human Rights Lawyers Association
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen a network of lawyers engaged in the protection of human rights, particularly the rights of marginalized populations. The organization will coordinate networking and capacity building opportunities for young human rights lawyers; undertake strategic litigation on critical issues; and conduct legal advocacy activities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Support for Independent Media
Organization Name: Foundation for Community Educational Media
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Thai public with a credible source of independent news reporting and editorial commentary and to foster public participation in open debate. The grantee will publish Prachatai.com, an online Thai- and English-language daily newspaper that covers underreported issues in the areas of politics, natural resources, and the environment.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Supporting Grassroots Engagement in Promoting Democracy
Organization Name: Thai Poor Act
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen grassroots activists' knowledge and practice of democratic principles. The organization will work with network members to facilitate a process to develop a democratic agenda and proposals on key policy issues, which will serve to catalyze inclusive discussions and encourage active citizenship. Activities will include workshops, community consultations, and public seminars.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Supporting Independent Media
Organization Name: Foundation for Community Educational Media
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Thai public with a credible source of independent news reporting and editorial commentary. The organization will publish an online Thai- and English-language daily newspaper that covers underreported issues in the areas of politics, human rights, natural resources, the environment, the ongoing violence in southern Thailand, information communication technology, and civil society developments.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Supporting Independent Media
Organization Name: Foundation for Community Educational Media
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Thai public with a credible source of independent news reporting and editorial commentary and to foster public participation in open debate. The grantee will publish Prachatai.com, an online Thai- and English-language daily newspaper that covers underreported issues in the areas of politics, natural resources, energy, the environment, and the ongoing violence in southern Thailand.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Fostering Citizen Participation in Advancing Democracy and Human Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster citizen engagement in advancing democracy. The project will help to consolidate an emerging network of citizens committed to democratic values and human rights principles through a series of organizational development activities, including community consultations and membership database development. Other activities, such as panel discussions and public forums to highlight the human rights situation in the region, will provide opportunities for network members to collaborate with one another and contribute to the broader conversation on democracy and human rights.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil and Political Rights and Law Reform
Organization Name: Internet Law Reform Dialogue
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster public understanding and dialogue on the impact of existing and new laws on civil and political rights and to promote freedom of expression. The organization will monitor and assess political and governance processes, as well as the various laws inherited from the military government, and provide the public with accessible analysis of their impact on citizens' rights. It will also operate a documentation center to monitor and report on freedom of expression violations, and will collaborate with other civil society groups in advocating for democracy and human rights.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $48,000
Project Title: Strengthening Regional Democracy and Human Rights Networks
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance the capacity of university students, activists, and community leaders to network and collaborate to defend democracy and human rights. The organization will coordinate a series of forums and learning sessions for advocates in four regions of the country to develop strategies for strengthening and expanding their local networks. The program will also provide support for activists to conduct joint initiatives and advocacy campaigns on a range of human rights-related issues.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $47,830
Project Title: Strengthening a Network of Human Rights Lawyers
Organization Name: Human Rights Lawyers Association
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen a network of lawyers engaged in the protection of human rights. The organization will foster networking among its members and provide capacity building opportunities for young human rights lawyers; undertake strategic litigation; and conduct research on ways in which legal mechanisms have been used to perpetuate human rights violations and stifle public participation.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $47,000
Project Title: Fostering Democratic Values and Practices
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen grassroots activists' knowledge and practice of democratic principles. The organization will conduct a series of trainings on democracy and human rights, dialogue sessions with local communities, and public events to highlight challenges to democracy and to lay the foundation for a regional civil society network to promote democracy.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Strengthening Citizen Journalism and Informing Public Discourse in the Northeast
Organization Name: The Isaan Record
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen the capacity of citizen journalists to report on political, economic, and development issues in the Northeastern region, and contribute to public discourse on key policies in the region. The group will organize trainings for citizen journalists to develop their skills in various areas, such as data journalism, photography, and video journalism.. The organization will also introduce a series of analyses penned by leading public intellectuals and experts on critical policy issues in the region to enhance the website's coverage.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society to Promote Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster citizen engagement in advancing democracy in Thailand. The organization will bolster the collective voice of civil society advocates committed to democracy and enhance their abilities to advance democratic policy alternatives to social, political, and economic challenges. Activities will include a series of workshops and networking opportunities that will build activists' capacity to promote respect for democratic principles and provide them with a platform to collaborate on joint initiatives.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Fostering Democratic Values and Practices
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen grassroots activists' knowledge and practice of democratic principles. The organization will conduct a series of trainings on democracy and human rights, provide ongoing support to participants who will go on to lead dialogue sessions with local communities, and organize public forums to highlight challenges to democracy and to lay the foundation for a regional civil society network to promote democracy.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Strengthening Regional Human Rights Networks
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance the capacity of university students, activists, and community leaders to strengthen democracy and human rights. Activities will include a series of advanced trainings for advocates on strategies to build and expand their local networks and provide opportunities for activists to collaborate with one another to promote democratic values.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society to Promote Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To bolster the collective voice of civil society advocates committed to democracy. The program will strengthen activists' capacity to promote respect for democratic principles and provide them with a platform to discuss and collaborate on democracy and human rights issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $44,300
Project Title: Supporting Citizen Journalism
Organization Name: The Isaan Record
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen the capacity of citizen journalists to report on political, economic, and development issues. A series of trainings will address a range of topics including good practices for news reporting, feature and investigative story writing, and photography and videography. Each participant will be expected to produce at least three news reports and one feature story from their home provinces.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $43,118
Project Title: Supporting Independent Media
Organization Name: Foundation for Community Educational Media
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Thai public with a credible source of independent news reporting and editorial commentary. The organization will publish an online Thai- and English-language daily newspaper that covers underreported issues in the areas of politics, human rights, natural resources, the environment, the ongoing violence in southern Thailand, and other key policy developments.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $41,670
Project Title: Strengthening Democracy and Human Rights Advocacy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To bolster the capacity of activists to advocate for human rights. The project will provide opportunities for participants to enhance their knowledge and ability to promote democratic values and raise public awareness about human rights violations. Activities will include forums on democracy and human rights, capacity-building trainings related to citizens' rights, and initiatives that support advocates in asserting their rights.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $40,800
Project Title: Fostering Citizen Engagement in Advancing Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster citizen engagement in advancing democracy. The grantee will strengthen a network of citizens committed to promoting democratic values and practices. Activities will include a series of meetings, trainings, and public events that will provide participants with opportunities to collaborate with one another, amplify their voices, and contribute to discussions on democracy and human rights.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,200
Project Title: Strengthening Youth Activists' Capacity to Promote Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen youth activists' knowledge and practice of democratic principles. Activities will include a series of workshops for grassroots youth on democracy and human rights, dialogue sessions with local communities, and a public forum to highlight challenges to democracy and forge stronger linkages among civil society actors.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Monitoring the Impact of New Laws on Civil and Political Rights
Organization Name: Internet Law Reform Dialogue
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster public understanding and dialogue on the impact of existing and proposed laws on civil and political rights and to promote freedom of expression. The organization will monitor the lawmaking process and provide the public with accessible analysis of how various pieces of legislation will affect their rights. It will also operate a documentation center to monitor and report on the status of freedom of expression.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Civil and Political Rights and Law Reform
Organization Name: Internet Law Reform Dialogue
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster public understanding and dialogue on the impact of existing and proposed laws on civil and political rights and to promote freedom of expression. The organization will provide the public with accessible analysis of how various pieces of legislation will affect their rights. It will also operate a documentation center to monitor and report on freedom of expression violations.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Strengthening Community Leaders' Capacity to Promote Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen grassroots activists' knowledge and practice of democratic. Activities will include a series of workshops for community leaders on democracy and human rights, dialogue sessions with local communities, and a forum to highlight challenges to democracy and provide an opportunity for civil society groups to connect with one another.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Strengthening Democracy and Human Rights Advocacy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To bolster the capacity of activists to advocate for human rights. The project will provide opportunities for participants to enhance their knowledge and ability to advocate for democracy and raise public awareness about human rights violations in their region. Activities will include public forums on democracy and human rights, trainings for young activists on community organizing, and advocacy activities that provide opportunities for activists to assert their rights.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $36,000
Project Title: Fostering Dialogue and Promoting Democratic Values
Organization Name: Cafe Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen democratic values among the public, particularly youth. The program will consist of a series of activities to promote critical thinking, open dialogue, and tolerance for diverse viewpoints, including moderated discussion forums and training workshops. Activities will also include trainings for young people on how to use art to foster conversations on human rights.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $36,000
Project Title: Fostering Dialogue and Promoting Democratic Values
Organization Name: Cafe Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen awareness of democratic ideas and values among the public, particularly youth. The grantee will organize a series of structured discussions on social and topical issues to promote critical thinking, open dialogue, and tolerance for diverse viewpoints.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To bolster the capacity of local community leaders to advocate for human rights. The project will strengthen a network of grassroots activists by providing opportunities for participants to enhance their knowledge and ability to advocate for community rights protection and raise public awareness about human rights violations in their region. Activities will include a workshop on legal protections for human rights defenders, discussions on community rights, and advocacy.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Strengthening Grassroots Leaders' Capacity to Promote and Protect Human Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To bolster the capacity of local community leaders to advocate for human rights. The project will provide opportunities for participants to enhance their knowledge and ability to advocate for community rights protection and raise public awareness about human rights violations in their region. Activities will include a workshop on legal protections for human rights defenders, discussions on community rights, and advocacy.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Fostering Dialogue and Promoting Democratic Values
Organization Name: Cafe Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen awareness of democratic ideas and values among the public, particularly youth. The grantee will organize a series of structured discussions on social and topical issues to promote critical thinking, open dialogue, and tolerance for diverse viewpoints.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Fostering Dialogue and Promoting Democratic Values
Organization Name: Cafe Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen democratic awareness and values among the public, particularly youth. The organization will undertake a series of activities to promote critical thinking, open dialogue, and tolerance for diverse viewpoints. Discussions and trainings will support young people's engagement on democracy and human rights issues.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $34,769
Project Title: Promoting Media Professionalism and Freedom
Organization Name: Media Inside Out Group
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote media ethics and strengthen media literacy among the public. The group will monitor and analyze Thai media practice and news content and post reports on its website. Monthly public forums on media ethics and consultations with media practitioners will provide opportunities to discuss ways to promote press freedom.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $33,000
Project Title: Monitoring the Impact of New Laws on Civil and Political Rights
Organization Name: Internet Law Reform Dialogue
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster public understanding and dialogue on the impact of existing and proposed laws on civil and political rights and to promote freedom of expression. The organization will monitor the lawmaking process and provide the public with accessible analysis of how various pieces of legislation will affect their rights. It will also operate a documentation center to monitor and report on the status of freedom of expression.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $32,800
Project Title: Strengthening Grassroots Leaders' Capacity to Promote Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen grassroots activists' knowledge and practice of democratic principles. Activities will include a series of workshops for community leaders on democracy and human rights, dialogue sessions with local communities, and a public forum to highlight challenges to democracy and forge stronger linkages among civil society actors.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $31,100
Project Title: Strengthening Community Leaders' Capacity to Promote Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen grassroots activists' knowledge and practice of democratic principles. Activities will include a series of workshops for community leaders on democracy and human rights, dialogue sessions with local communities, and a public forum to highlight challenges to democracy and forge stronger linkages among civil society actors.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $31,100
Project Title: Fostering Transparency and Accountability Through Investigative Journalism
Organization Name: Thai Civil Rights and Investigative Journalism [TCIJ]
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote investigative reporting, in-depth examination of public policies, and the values of transparency and accountability. The grantee will publish investigative reports on its web portal, examining topics such as corruption and lack of transparency in private-public business partnerships, human rights violations, community rights issues, marginalized populations, and democratic processes.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $30,300
Project Title: Fostering Transparency and Accountability through Investigative Journalism
Organization Name: Thai Civil Rights and Investigative Journalism [TCIJ]
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote investigative reporting, in-depth examination of public policies, and the values of transparency and accountability. The grantee will publish investigative reports on its web portal, examining topics such as corruption and lack of transparency in private-public business partnerships, human rights violations, community rights issues, marginalized populations, and democratic processes.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Media Professionalism and Freedom
Organization Name: Media Inside Out Group
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Thailand
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote media professionalism and freedom and strengthen media literacy among the public. The institute will organize monthly public forums on media ethics and convene consultations with media practitioners on press freedom. It will also monitor the performance of the Thai media and post reports on its website.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $15,000