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Displaying records 1-66 of 66 results
All results totalling $3,153,677
Total may include redundant amount due to supplements.



Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Documentation
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The organization will conduct research and in-depth analysis on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet to produce advocacy reports on a wide range of topics including environmental degradation, censorship, and denial of fair trial rights in Tibet.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $10,588
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document, and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The organization will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and will produce press releases, briefings, statements, monthly analytical digests, and in-depth reports based on its research findings.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $2,331
Project Title: International Advocacy for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: Tibet Justice Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen coordination and engagement on Tibet issues at the United Nations. The organization will work closely with a coalition of Tibetan NGOs and Tibet support groups to monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in Tibet and use this information for advocacy at the UN. The organization will also strengthen other NGOs' skills in UN advocacy in an effort to pressure the Chinese government to adhere to universal human rights norms.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $58,000
Project Title: Creating Conditions for Dialogue and Negotiations
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To advance the resolution of a conflict in Asia by addressing a key obstacle through academic research, analysis, and dialogue. The organization will seek opportunities to facilitate dialogue in order to move parties beyond mutually exclusive historical narratives and to consider alternative ways to resolve the conflict.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $104,000
Project Title: Amplifying Voices from Tibet
Organization Name: The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To amplify the voices of Tibetans in Tibet and to increase understanding of political and social conditions in the country from the Tibetans' point of view. The organization will translate articles written by popular bloggers in Tibet and China from Tibetan and Mandarin into English, and disseminate them widely to encourage accountability and highlight Chinese government policy in Tibet.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $12,484
Project Title: Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders
Organization Name: Tibet Action Institute
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen the capacity and skills of the next generation of Tibetan leaders, the grantee will organize training for key movement leaders and develop educational tools that focus on democracy, nonviolent tactics, and the promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law. Additionally, the grantee will strengthen the use of secure online security communication and digital practices by Tibetan activists.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $95,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Conflict Resolution and Democracy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To instill in the Tibetan community in exile democratic values and practices that are rooted in conflict resolution principles. The grantee will provide skills training to local assembly members in the non-violent management of conflicts and introduce communication skills that are useful in conflict prevention, thus fostering more effective governance practices
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $3,426
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To encourage and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. The organization, an independent shortwave radio station, will broadcast daily news about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and neighboring countries.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $41,800
Project Title: Tibet-China Democracy Networking Program
Organization Name: Tibetan Community Development Fund Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To improve understanding of human rights and democracy-related concerns in Tibet among Chinese, both in China and abroad, and to increase communication between Tibetans and Chinese. The organization will facilitate interaction between Tibetan and Chinese democracy leaders, scholars, and others through meetings, conferences, cultural events, and exchange visits.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $33,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement- Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Support for Political Prisoners
Organization Name: Australia Tibet Council
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness in the international and exile community about the situation of political prisoners in Tibet. The organization will collect and display a traveling exhibition on human rights conditions in Tibet.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $49,073
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The organization will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials, provide capacity building trainings for members, and increase cooperation among Tibet support groups.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: International Advocacy for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: Tibet Justice Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen coordination and engagement on Tibet issues at the United Nations. The organization will work closely with a coalition of Tibetan NGOs and Tibet support groups to monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in Tibet and use this documentation for advocacy at the UN. The organization also will strengthen other NGOs' skills in UN advocacy in an effort to convince the Chinese government to adhere to universal human rights norms.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $58,000
Project Title: Promoting Conflict Resolution and Democracy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To instill in the Tibetan community in exile democratic values and practices that are rooted in conflict resolution principles. The grantee will provide skills training to local assembly members in the non-violent management of conflicts and introduce communication skills that are useful in conflict prevention, thus fostering more effective governance practices
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $21,426
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: A Symposium for Tibetan Intellectuals and Artists
Organization Name: Filming for Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To provide a safe space for minorities to assert their identity, discuss political and social issues, and build stronger networks for their mutual protection. The organization will hold a meeting for Tibetan educators, writers, and activists to discuss and share thoughts on human rights, democracy, and rights guaranteed to minorities under the Chinese constitution. Additionally, the organization will provide humanitarian support to current and former political prisoners.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders
Organization Name: Tibet Action Institute
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To empower and train a future generation of Tibetan leaders. The grantee will organize a leadership training for Tibetan youth and develop educational tools that focus on democracy, nonviolent tactics, and the promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law. Additionally, the grantee will enhance online security practices of activists and build their capacity in information gathering, media advocacy, and grassroots organizing.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: A Symposium for Tibetan Intellectuals and Artists
Organization Name: Filming for Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To provide a safe space for minorities to assert their identity, discuss political and social issues, and build stronger networks to protect their ethnic identity. The organization will hold a meeting of Tibetan educators, writers and activists to discuss and share thoughts on human rights, democracy, and rights guaranteed to minorities under the Chinese constitution. Additionally, the organization will provide humanitarian support to current and former political prisoners.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $15,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The organization will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials, conduct capacity building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document, and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The grantee will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and the status of Tibetan democracy in exile, and it will produce a variety of reports based on its findings. It will also strengthen its Chinese research desk and create an interactive database on Tibetan political prisoners.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $21,500
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $41,500
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement - Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to resolve the issue of Tibet peacefully.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $14,705
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: International Tibet Independence Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The organization will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month, and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $870
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Amplifying Voices from Tibet
Organization Name: The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To amplify the voices of Tibetans in Tibet and to increase understanding of political and social conditions in the country from the Tibetans' point of view. The organization will translate articles written by popular bloggers in China from Mandarin and Tibetan into English, and disseminate them widely to encourage accountability and highlight Chinese government policy in Tibet.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $11,930
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Tibet Express Newspaper
Organization Name: U.S. Tibet Committee, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and analysis about Tibet and promote greater discussion and debate on current social, cultural, and political issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. The organization will publish a weekly Tibetan-language newspaper, and maintain a trilingual website in Tibetan, Mandarin, and English.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $38,310
Project Title: Tibet Express Newspaper
Organization Name: U.S. Tibet Committee, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and analysis about Tibet and promote greater discussion and debate on current social, cultural, and political issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. The organization will publish a weekly Tibetan-language newspaper, and maintain a trilingual website in Tibetan, Mandarin, and English.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $28,500
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: International Tibet Independence Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The organization will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $46,000
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: International Tibet Independence Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The organization will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month, and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $29,870
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Women's Rights in the Tibetan Exile Community
Organization Name: Buddhist Women's Educational Society
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote the social, political, and economic empowerment of Tibetan women. The association will conduct an advanced women's leadership training course focused on strengthening participant's skills in communications, grassroots organizing, media advocacy, and leadership.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $19,010
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement - Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to resolve the issue of Tibet peacefully.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $64,705
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet and to foster greater coordination among civil society organizations. The grantee will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials, conduct capacity-building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $150,000
Project Title: Tibet Express Newspaper
Organization Name: Khawa Karpo Tibet Culture Centre
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and analysis about Tibet and promote greater discussion and debate on current social, cultural, and political issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. The organization will publish a weekly Tibetan-language newspaper, and maintain a trilingual website in Tibetan, Mandarin, and English.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $12,500
Project Title: Promoting Conflict Resolution and Democratic Processes
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote democratic values and practices that are rooted in conflict resolution principles in the Tibetan community in exile. The organization will provide skills training to local assembly members and civil society organizations in the non-violent management of conflicts and introduce communication skills that are useful in conflict prevention.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement - Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders
Organization Name: Tibet Action Institute
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To empower and train a future generation of Tibetan leaders. The grantee will organize Lhakar Academy, a leadership training for Tibetan youth, focusing on democracy, political and social mobilization, and the promotion of human rights and rule of law. The program will strengthen activists' skills in information-gathering; media relations, including social media; , grassroots organizing, and leadership. It will also continue to develop new technology, training, and educational tools to enhance online security practices of activists.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $13,650
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $34,700
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: Tibetan Literacy Society
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The grantee will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month, and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $14,000
Project Title: Demton Khang - The Tibet Museum
Organization Name: Social and Resource Development Fund
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To collect, preserve, and present material related to modern Tibetan history, commemorate Tibet's rich civilization, protect Tibetan identity, and counter Chinese propaganda on Tibet's political and cultural history. The group will maintain and manage its newly expanded Dharamsala-based museum, Demton Khang; display a touring exhibition; digitize its photo archive; organize trainings on archival techniques; publish an online newsletter, and maintain a website.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $210,000
Project Title: Tibet-China Democracy Networking Program
Organization Name: Tibetan Community Development Fund Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To improve understanding of human rights and democracy-related concerns in Tibet among the Chinese public, both in China and abroad, and to increase communication between Tibetans and Chinese people. The grantee will facilitate interaction between Tibetan and Chinese officials, academics, and others through meetings, conferences, cultural events, and exchange visits. Additionally, it will produce publications in Mandarin about the Dalai Lama's Chinese outreach efforts and will coordinate dialogue sessions between the Dalai Lama and Chinese youth.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $33,000
Project Title: Amplifying Voices from Tibet
Organization Name: The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To amplify the voices of Tibetans in Tibet and to increase understanding of political and social conditions in the country from the Tibetans' point of view. The organization will translate articles written by popular bloggers in China from Mandarin and Tibetan into English, and disseminate them widely to encourage accountability and highlight Chinese government policy in Tibet.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $34,080
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document, and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The grantee will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and the status of Tibetan democracy in exile, and it will produce a variety of reports based on its findings. It will also strengthen its Chinese research desk and create an interactive database on Tibetan political prisoners.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $57,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: International Advocacy for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: Tibet Justice Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen coordination and engagement on Tibet at the United Nations. The organization will work closely with a coalition of Tibetan NGOs and Tibet support groups to monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in Tibet. It will strengthen organization's skills in UN advocacy to pressure the Chinese government to adhere to universal human rights norms.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $58,000
Project Title: Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders
Organization Name: Tibet Action Institute
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To empower and train a future generation of Tibetan leaders. The grantee will organize Lhakar Academy, a leadership training for Tibetan youth that focuses on democracy, nonviolent tactics, and the promotion of human rights and rule of law. Additionally, it will enhance online security practices of activists and build their capacity in information gathering, media advocacy, and grassroots organizing. It will also develop new educational tools to raise the ability of Tibetans to protect and promote their rights under the Chinese law.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: A Symposium for Tibetan Intellectuals and Artists
Organization Name: Filming for Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To provide a safe space for minorities to assert their identity, discuss political and social issues, and build stronger networks to protect their ethnic identity. The organization will hold a meeting of Tibetan educators, writers and activists to discuss and share thoughts on human rights, democracy, and rights guaranteed to minorities under the Chinese constitution. Additionally, the organization will provide humanitarian support to current and former political prisoners.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $75,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The organization will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials, conduct capacity building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $120,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Building Networks in Defense of Rights and the Environment
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance information sharing, improve cooperation and coordination, and promote solidarity among pro-democracy ethnic and religious groups. The organization will raise awareness about and demand accountability for China's environmental policies in Tibet and network with stakeholders in downstream nations to share experiences and advocacy tools, and discuss opportunities for cooperation. The organization will build alliances and stronger partnerships among youth leaders and democrats from Tibet, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders
Organization Name: Tibet Action Institute
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To empower and train a future generation of Tibetan leaders. The grantee will organize Lhakar Academy, a leadership training for Tibetan youth, focusing on democracy, political and social mobilization, and the promotion of human rights and rule of law. The program will strengthen activists' skills in information-gathering; media relations, including social media; , grassroots organizing, and leadership. It will also continue to develop new technology, training, and educational tools to enhance online security practices of activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $63,650
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Conflict Resolution and Democratic Processes
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote in the Tibetan community-in-exile democratic values and practices that reflect conflict resolution principles. The program will provide skills-training will be provided to local assembly members, settlement officers, and civil society organizations in the non-violent management of conflicts and introduce communication skills that are useful in conflict prevention.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Building Networks in Defense of Rights and the Environment
Organization Name: Tibetan Center for Youth and Non-Violence
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance information sharing, improve cooperation and coordination, and promote solidarity among ethnic and religious groups. The organization will raise awareness about and demand accountability for destructive environmental policies in Tibet, network with stakeholders in downstream nations to share experiences and advocacy tools, and discuss opportunities for cooperation.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $29,987
Project Title: Amplifying Voices from Tibet
Organization Name: The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To amplify the voices of Tibetans in Tibet and to increase understanding of conditions in Tibet from Tibetan citizens' point of view. The grantee will translate articles written by popular bloggers in China from Mandarin and Tibetan into English, and disseminate them widely to encourage accountability and highlight Chinese government policy in Tibet.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $19,500
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To encourage and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $15,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement - Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of developments in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $41,400
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement through Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The grantee will conduct thematic campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, forced resettlement of nomads, and the environment. The grantee will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear for the peaceful resolution of the Tibet issue.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To encourage and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $52,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The group will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and will produce a variety of reports based on its findings. It will also strengthen its Chinese research desk and create an interactive database on Tibetan political prisoners.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $73,832
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The grantee will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials for use by members, conduct capacity building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Women's Rights in the Tibetan Exile Community
Organization Name: Tibetan Women's Association
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To increase organizational capacity, refine strategic direction, and improve implementation of programs. The grantee will review and improve its programs and strategies by working closely with an outside consultant. To be more effective as a women's advocacy group, the organization will also meet with and learn from like-minded organizations founded by former political prisoners in another country.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $8,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement - Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of developments in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The group will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and will produce a variety of reports based on its findings. It will also strengthen its Chinese research desk and create an interactive database on Tibetan political prisoners.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $36,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The grantee will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials for use by members, conduct capacity building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $110,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Support for Political Prisoners
Organization Name: Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To raise awareness in the international and exile communities of the situation of political prisoners in Tibet. The organization will review and improve its overall structure, programs, and strategies by continuing to work closely with an outside consultant. It will reinvigorate its engagement with former political prisoners based in Australia and it will increase its organizational capacity, refine its strategic direction, improve the implementation of programs, and strengthen advocacy efforts.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $24,600
Project Title: Young Tibetan Leadership Summit
Organization Name: Tibetan Community Development Fund Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the collaboration of a network of young leaders and to foster support for the development of a vibrant and resilient democratic community. The organization will facilitate discussions among young activists on the opportunities and challenges facing the Tibetan pro-democracy movement. It will also create a forum that will confront challenges, explore solutions, and fuel collaborations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Tibet Express Newspaper
Organization Name: Khawa Karpo Tibet Culture Centre
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and analysis about Tibet and promote discussion and debate on current social, cultural, and political issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. A weekly Tibetan-language newspaper will be available in a weekly print edition, and a trilingual website will feature articles and commentary in Tibetan, Mandarin, and English.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $37,500
Project Title: International Advocacy for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: Tibet Justice Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen coordination and engagement on Tibet at the UN. The grantee will work closely with a coalition of Tibetan NGOs and Tibet support groups to monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in Tibet. It will strengthen NGOs' skills in UN advocacy to sustain pressure for adherence to universal human rights norms on the part of the Chinese government.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $51,250
Project Title: Sino-Tibetan History Project
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To advance the resolution of a conflict in Asia by addressing key obstacles through academic research, analysis, and dialogue. The grantee will seek opportunities to facilitate dialogue in order to move parties beyond mutually exclusive historical narratives and to consider alternative ways to achieve legitimate rule.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $325,000
Project Title: Demton Khang - The Tibet Museum
Organization Name: Social and Resource Development Fund
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To collect, preserve, and present material related to modern Tibetan history, commemorate Tibet's rich civilization, protect Tibetan identity, and counter Chinese government propaganda regarding Tibet's political and cultural history. A Dharamsala-based museum, Demton Khang, will display a touring exhibition, digitize its photo archive, organize trainings on proper archiving techniques, publish an online newsletter, and maintain a website.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: Tibetan Literacy Society
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The grantee will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month, and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $43,000