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Project Title: Documenting Human Rights Violations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the visibility of human rights violations and political prisoners in six states of Venezuela. Information and tools on human rights, due process, the Venezuelan legal system, and international human rights instruments will be shared with local activists and grassroots leaders in targeted states. Emblematic human rights cases will increase visibility.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $15,000
Project Title: Documenting Attacks Against the National Assembly
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To increase international attention on attacks against democratic institutions; and to increase understanding of the corrupt dealings between international companies and the Venezuelan state. Attacks against democratically elected leaders will be documented, and quarterly reports will be shared with the international community. Similarly, corruption will be documented and exposed.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $58,313
Project Title: Facilitating Policy Dialogues and Recommendations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote independent political research and analysis on the state of democracy and provide strategic recommendations to defend democratic space in Venezuela. Political developments will be monitored and dialogue and roundtable discussions on policy proposals will be facilitated. Surveys and focus groups will be conducted to assess citizen support for the democratic process.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Facilitating Humanitarian Aid Relief
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen a network that will monitor and coordinate relief efforts for vulnerable populations. Activities will include monitoring, recording, and informing domestic and international audiences about the critical situation and litigating cases before domestic and international human rights bodies. Activities will also include coordination with a collation of diverse civil society organizations.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $35,080
Project Title: Formulating a Comprehensive Public Policy Reform Package
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To formulate a package of policy proposals to address urgent, immediate, and short term challenges facing Venezuela. Research and policy proposals addressing pressing challenges in various important sectors will be presented to democratic actors and pertinent audiences to encourage discussion and analysis.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $82,500
Project Title: Ensuring Access to Independent and Uncensored Information
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase the availability of independent, verified, and uncensored information in Venezuela. Contingency plans to protect media from legal and cyber attacks will be devised. A strategy to increase media coverage of relevant issues and to promote financial sustainability will be developed.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $57,400
Project Title: Assessing Perceptions of Democracy in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To assess the state of democracy in different locations throughout Venezuela. Project activities will include surveying Venezuelans to get a better understanding of citizen perceptions of democracy across the country. Activities will also include conducting interviews, focus groups, and publishing the findings of the study of democracy in the country.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Best Practices in Citizen Engagement
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To enhance understanding on best practices for increasing citizen participation in selected states. Successful strategies for engaging citizens will be identified and shared in states that have traditionally low levels of participation. Grassroots, social and political activists will be trained on best practices and alternative communication tools.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $14,632
Project Title: Defending Human Rights Victims
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description:
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Promoting Access to Justice
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To raise domestic and international awareness about the criminalization of social protest in Venezuela. Activities will include tools and trainings on holistic risk analysis and digital, physical and organizational security will be shared with human rights defenders. Activities will also include interactions with the global human rights community to raise awareness about the human right situation in the country.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $32,000
Project Title: Monitoring the Human Rights Conditions in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights and raise awareness on the human rights situation in Venezuela. Project activities will include monitoring and reporting human rights violations; organizing trainings on democratic values and human rights; and producing and disseminating reports in Venezuela and abroad. Presentations both in and outside Venezuela will also be organized.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $51,500
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Governance and Citizen Participation
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To promote citizen participation in upcoming democratic processes. Tools and avenues to increase citizen participation are identified and shared. Incentives for engagement and participation in democratic processes will be explored. Through improved dialogue between citizens and elected officials, democratic governance will be strengthened.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $90,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Dialogue and Reconciliation
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote political dialogue and reconciliation among the general population. Project activities will include discussions that convene citizens across the ideological spectrum, as well as public forums, gatherings, and events to raise awareness on the value of dialogue and consensus building. Through these efforts, ideological gaps will be explored and bridged.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $100,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Expression and Access to Information
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise awareness of freedom of expression violations in Venezuela. Special reports on the state of freedom of expression, censorship, and attacks against independent media will be completed and presented to the general public. Activities will also include public forums and discussion related to freedom of expression in the country.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Association
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote democratic values and freedom of association. Activities will include trainings on consensus building, democracy, and citizen participation. In addition, public awareness and advance the rights and interests of vulnerable populations will be advanced. Activities will include informational public forums and community discussions dealing with freedom of association rights throughout the country.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $55,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Participation and Freedom of Expression
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To bolster the capacity of citizens to monitor and defend human rights; and to expose and denounce human rights violations internationally. Awareness raising campaigns and activities will occur domestically and abroad, as well as cultural and artistic events. Activities will also include public events promoting awareness about human rights.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Journalism
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To bolster freedom of expression and information by enhancing a network of citizen journalism, alternative media platforms and civil society organizations; and to raise awareness about the current humanitarian, economic, security and human rights crises. Civil society organizations, journalists and citizens at large are trained on the use of alternative media platforms to share news and information.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $54,994
Project Title: Promoting Civic Education in Vulnerable Communities
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote civic engagement in multiple states in Venezuela. Activities will include a series of civic education and citizen empowerment workshops. Workshop participants will join a national network of civil society leaders from across the country. The network will encourage citizens at large to engage in issues of public concern.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Increasing Understanding of the International Criminal Court
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase understanding of the processes and procedures utilized by multilateral bodies dealing with criminal cases among civil society organizations in Venezuela and to assist Venezuelan groups improve the quality of information collected on human rights violations. In collaboration with local partners, a database of human rights violations will be created. Trainings on multilateral criminal jurisdiction, processes and procedures will be provided.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $61,128
Project Title: Monitoring Human Rights Conditions
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor and report on human rights conditions among marginalized populations. Data collection, interviews, analysis of information, and the development of materials will raise awareness on the human rights situation in the country. An annual report will be produced and presented at public events.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $35,430
Project Title: Leadership Empowerment and Socio-Political Participation
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enhance leadership and participation in local governance and promote the inclusion of key issues in the formulation and implementation of local public policies. A training program will be expanded and the adoption of local public policies will be promoted. Tools for documenting and reporting human rights violations will be shared.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $62,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Female Leadership in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To empower women in Venezuela through capacity-building, and to foster the organization, coordination, and articulation of female leaders. Women in leadership positions will be empowered and will establish strategic alliances to articulate and promote their interests and agendas. Women's participation in political parties and civil society will be improved.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $80,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Freedom of Association
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote freedom of association in Venezuela. Activities will include a survey of labor rights violations, an analysis of trends, and the development of information for domestic and international audiences. Public events and forums will also be conducted to discuss and raise awareness on freedom of association in the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Strengthening Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To consolidate a network of human rights defenders to document and denounce human rights violations; and to promote increased collaboration and advocacy efforts at the international level for a coordinated response to the humanitarian crisis. Grassroots leaders will learn how to document, denounce violations, and advocate for solutions regarding human rights abuses.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Strengthening Regional Citizen Networks
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen and mobilize a nationwide network of citizens in support of democratic change in Venezuela. Citizens will engage in regional and national activities to promote a peaceful and constitutional resolution to Venezuela's crisis. Through on-site assessments and training workshops, regional citizen platforms will be strengthened and articulated.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $102,950
Project Title: Strengthening Outreach, Communication and Organizational Capacity
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To strengthen the communication capacity of democratic actors and to strengthen the nationwide civil society network. Communications teams will develop a message of hope and support for democracy, and help disseminate it through its nationwide network of local activists. It will also continue to provide training and support to local activists to maintain a nationwide presence.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $91,280
Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Nascent Civil Society Organizations
Organization Name: Clovek v tisni, o.p.s. (People in Need)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the capacity of nascent organizations to defend the rights of vulnerable groups and report human rights violations. Through trainings, mentoring, small grants and regional exchanges, new civil society voices will be consolidated. The group will also facilitate regional exchanges to discuss common challenges, share lessons learned, and identify joint advocacy strategies.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $59,565
Project Title: Promoting Political Engagement
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To train and promote participation in politics, thus advocating for democracy and rule of law and to continue strengthening participation in local and national governance and build capacity for renewed leadership. A network of emerging leaders will be consolidated and trained. Similarly, emerging leaders will learn new tools and knowledge to engage in decision-making processes and strengthen their project management capacities.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights through Creative Tools
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To foster a better understanding of human rights and the documentation of human rights violations in communities, as well as to strengthen the capacity of community members to use cultural tools in raising awareness on human and civil rights. Cultural tools and human rights workshops will be used to disseminate pro-human rights messages in communities.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $81,665
Project Title: Promoting Independent Journalism
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To engage journalists and media outlets in defending freedom of expression and democracy. Activities will include trainings on investigative journalism tools and the use of social media in disseminating news. The project will also foster media pluralism. Activities will also include monitoring and reporting on the state of media throughout the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Providing Timely Coverage of Political Developments
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To develop a nationwide network of professional and citizen-journalists to provide timely coverage of political developments in Venezuela. Journalists and citizens will be trained on journalistic principles and the use of appropriate technology, and will be field to several regions of the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $75,060
Project Title: Reporting on Human Rights Violations and the Humanitarian Crisis
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To enhance journalists, activists, and communications students use narrative journalism to document and report on human and social rights violations. Participants will be trained in storytelling, how to document the ongoing crisis, and increase its visibility. Investigations, interviews, photographs, and videos will be produced and disseminated via social networks and through partnerships with national and international news outlets.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Raising Awareness on Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness about the state of human rights. A network defending human that raise awareness of the social and human rights situation will be strengthened. Civil society groups in the country will foster their collective advocacy for the respect of human rights and return to democracy in their communities.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $80,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Protecting Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen a national human rights network. Activities will include the provision of technical and advocacy skills, and assistance to human rights activists as needed. Legal and material assistance will also be provided to select beneficiaries. Dissemination of human rights violations with the international community will also be part of the project.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $65,600
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Youth Leadership and Democratic Values
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To expand and strengthen a network through promoting democratic values; and to bolster democratic knowledge, leadership skills, and participation of citizens through democratic capacity-building efforts. Activities will include civic education workshops and cultural events targeting vulnerable communities. Dissemination of democratic ideas and values will occur with participants.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting Youth Engagement
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen youth leadership and help articulate a national network of youth groups. Young leaders from across Venezuela will be identified and trained, and they will carry out joint activities and a cohesive advocacy strategy. A national forum will be organized and the organization will provide training to the participants attending the forum.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $81,713
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Regional Spaces for Democratic Dialogue
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen regional spaces for dialogue that seek to address economic and political challenges in Venezuela. The center and its partners will host consensus-building activities to provide Venezuelan citizens with spaces for democratic dialogue at the local and regional levels. Program activities will include developing local public policy agendas and training workshops that discuss the importance of democracy and private-sector led development. The center and its partners will also rely on a public awareness campaign via media channels.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $313,010
Project Title: Supporting the Production and Dissemination of Independent News Media
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support the operational capacity and sustainability of independent media outlets and content dissemination organizations in Venezuela. The institute will provide technical and financial assistance to these outlets for their continued production and dissemination of information, with a focus on promoting access to information through a variety of platforms for Venezuela's lower income sectors.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $350,000
Project Title: Establishing a Democratic Framework for State-Owned Asset Privatization and Recovery
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen Venezuela's democratic players in developing a democratic framework for the privatization of state-owned enterprises and the recovery of stolen assets in a short window of opportunity. The center and its local partners will develop actionable solutions to the obstacles associated with state-owned asset divestment and asset recovery to help implement the first steps of bringing Venezuela back to a democratic and functioning economy.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $248,094
Project Title: Updating Policy Recommendations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To update a package of policies on critical issues affecting citizens. A series of surveys and focus groups will be conducted with a set of targeted groups. A newsletter and report will be published. A series of forums will promote the findings. Activities will address issues related to the humanitarian crisis.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $83,860
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Protecting Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen a national human rights network. Activities will include the provision of technical and advocacy skills, and assistance to human rights activists as needed. Legal and material assistance will also be provided to select beneficiaries. Dissemination of human rights violations with the international community will also be part of the project.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $15,600
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen human rights organizations' abilities to demand adherence to international human rights standards. Activities will include trainings, workshops, public forums on international human rights standards, and a newsletter on human rights issues. Activities will also include interactions and advocacy with global human rights organizations in order to inform them about human rights violations throughout the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $23,430
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Documenting Human Rights Violations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the visibility of human rights violations and political prisoners in Venezuela. Information and tools on human rights, due process, the Venezuelan legal system, and international human rights instruments will be shared with local activists and grassroots leaders in targeted states. Emblematic human rights cases will increase visibility.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $15,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Association
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote democratic values and freedom of association. Activities will include trainings on consensus building, democracy, and citizen participation. In addition, public awareness and advance the rights and interests of vulnerable populations will be advanced. Activities will include informational public forums and community discussions dealing with freedom of association rights throughout the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Engagement and Political Innovation
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To foster increased political engagement among citizens and promote innovation. Through trainings, networking, mentoring, and small funding, youth will develop projects that address the humanitarian situation, engage citizens in public affairs, and reach out to new sectors and groups. Activities will foster greater civic engagement in targeted communities.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Documenting Human Rights Violations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the visibility of human rights violations and political prisoners in Venezuela. Information and tools on human rights, due process, the Venezuelan legal system, and international human rights instruments will be shared with local activists and grassroots leaders in targeted states. Emblematic human rights cases will increase visibility.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $35,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Fostering Leadership in Low-Income Communities
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To enhance the democratic values and leadership skills of grassroots leaders. Civic education and grassroots organizing workshops will be carried out with women heads of household using an existing network of community centers. Communities will be encouraged to identify and respond to local demands.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Project Title: Facilitating Humanitarian Aid Relief
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen a network that will monitor and coordinate relief efforts for vulnerable populations. Activities will comprise monitoring, recording, and informing domestic and international audiences about the critical situation and litigating cases before domestic and international human rights bodies. Activities will also include coordination with a collation of diverse civil society organizations.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $42,390
Project Title: Ensuring Access to Independent and Uncensored Information
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To enhance the availability and reliability of independent, verified and uncensored information in Venezuela, and to raise awareness about misinformation campaigns, especially via Twitter. Contingency plans will be developed to protect independent media from cyberattacks, and joint investigations in four critical areas will be published. The use and spread of misinformation via Twitter will be reported.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: Best Practices in Citizen Engagement
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To enhance understanding on best practices for increasing citizen participation in selected states. Successful strategies for engaging citizens will be identified and shared in states that have traditionally low levels of participation. Grassroots social and political activists will be trained on best practices and alternative communication tools.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $29,180
Project Title: Circumventing Censorship and Informing Citizens
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To circumvent government censorship of independent media, allowing citizens to access daily news reports. Short daily audio and video reports, a weekly broadcast, and a new program summarizing investigations will be disseminated. All content produced will be disseminated and posted online. In addition, a targeted communications campaign will be conducted.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $83,618
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Building Public Awareness on Democratic Initiatives
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To build public awareness about democratic initiatives throughout Venezuela. Activities will include providing targeted assistance to democratic actors throughout the country. Activities will also comprise a public awareness campaign targeting different groups and involve monthly updates and hosting a series of public events throughout the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of civil society network in region. This network will be expanded to advocate for human rights and democracy in several states of Venezuela. This network will document and denounce rights violations, document illegal activities, and will collaborate with domestic and international organizations to raise the visibility of select cases.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $75,920
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Journalism
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To bolster freedom of expression and information by enhancing a network of citizen journalism, alternative media platforms and civil society organizations; and to raise awareness about the current humanitarian, economic, security and human rights crises. Civil society organizations, journalists and citizens at large are trained on the use of alternative media platforms to share news and information.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $42,760
Project Title: Promoting Access to Justice
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To raise domestic and international awareness about the criminalization of social protest in Venezuela. Activities will include tools and trainings on holistic risk analysis and digital, physical and organizational security will be shared with human rights defenders. Activities will also include interactions with the global human rights community to raise awareness about the human rights situation in the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Participation and Freedom of Expression
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To bolster the capacity of citizens to monitor and defend human rights and document human rights violations and to denounce internationally these violations. The organization will build off previous years' work and use renewed Endowment support to foster citizen engagement in the defense of human rights and raise awareness on the situation in Venezuela.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $51,950
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Expression and Access to Information
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise awareness of freedom of expression violations in Venezuela. Special reports on the state of freedom of expression, censorship, and attacks against independent media will be completed and presented to the general public. Activities will also include public forums and discussion related to freedom of expression in the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $92,730
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen human rights organizations' abilities to demand adherence to international human rights standards. Activities will include trainings, workshops, public forums on international human rights standards, and a newsletter on human rights issues. Activities will also include interactions and advocacy with global human rights organizations in order to inform them about human rights violations throughout the country.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,435
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Improving Local Democratic Governance
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To improve democratic governance in municipalities; and to overcome polarization by the promotion of community level socio-economic programs. A network of community leaders will advocate for solutions to public challenges in municipalities. This network will promote democracy, rule of law, and good governance. These leaders will also encourage citizen participation in political processes at the local level.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Monitoring Human Rights Conditions
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor and report on human rights conditions among marginalized populations and provide trainings for human rights defenders. Data collection, interviews, analysis of information, and the development of materials will raise awareness on the human rights situation in the country. An annual report will be produced and presented at public events.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $36,799
Project Title: Monitoring Human Rights Violations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of human rights defenders and organizations to engage citizens in monitoring and advocating for human rights and to facilitate discussions on transitional justice and reconciliation. Activists in several regions will increase their understanding of concepts and tools for human rights documentation and learn about the peace process and transitional justice.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $101,410
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Monitoring the Human Rights Conditions in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights and raise awareness on the human rights situation in Venezuela. Project activities will include monitoring and reporting human rights violations, organizing trainings on democratic values and human rights, and producing and disseminating reports in Venezuela and abroad. Presentations both in and outside Venezuela will also be organized.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Strengthening Women as Community Leaders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the leadership capacity of women who have been victims of human rights abuses. The organization will carry out a human rights training program for women to educate them on human rights principles and political, social and economic freedoms. Women will reproduce the trainings in their local communities. The group will also provide women with legal, psychological and medical assistance to strengthen woman as leaders and to help them become a voice for other victims of violence.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Human Rights Perspective in Independent Journalism
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of independent journalists to incorporate a human rights perspective in their reporting. The group will train journalists, journalism students and activists to defend human rights by reducing discrimination and stigmatization in their news coverage. The organization will prioritize reporting about citizens in vulnerable situations such as human trafficking, forced migration, and LGBTI populations. It will publish guides and emblematic cases on its website and carry out an advocacy event in five states.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Leadership Capacity of Women in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the leadership capacity of Venezuelan women and to raise awareness about the challenges female politicians and activists face. The organization will carry out a training program for activists on human rights defense and political and civic participation. It will also provide legal support to women who are victims of gender-based violence. The group will launch an advocacy campaign to raise the visibility about the lack of female participation in civil society and politics.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Nascent Civil Society Organizations
Organization Name: Clovek v tisni, o.p.s. (People in Need)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the institutional and advocacy capacity of nascent organizations in Venezuela to defend the rights of vulnerable groups and report human rights violations; and to empower human rights defenders and victims of political violence. Trainings, mentoring and small grants consolidate new civil society voices. Rights violations in Eastern Venezuela will be documented and highlighted.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $99,993
Project Title: Supporting Democratic Youth Leaders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enhance the leadership, organizational and networking capacity of youth to engage in the recovery of democracy in Venezuela; and to foster the international solidarity with the Venezuelan cause by raising the profiles and messages of youth leaders. The organization will support and build the capacity of the next generation of civil society leaders and their organizations' staffers.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $59,512
Project Title: Protecting Human Rights in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide assistance to victims of human rights abuses in Venezuela and before international mechanisms; and to raise international visibility on the human rights situation in Venezuela. Victims of arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances receive legal representation. A report on the prevalence of this issue is published.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $69,450
Project Title: Protecting Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen a national human rights network. Activities will include the provision of technical and advocacy skills, and assistance to human rights activists as needed. Legal and material assistance will also be provided to select beneficiaries. Dissemination of human rights violations with the international community will also be part of the project.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Youth Leadership and Democratic Values
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To expand and strengthen a network through promoting democratic values; and to bolster democratic knowledge, leadership skills, and participation of citizens through democratic capacity-building efforts. Activities will include civic education workshops and cultural events targeting vulnerable communities. Dissemination of democratic ideas and values will occur with participants among their respective communities.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Providing Live Coverage of Political Developments
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To consolidate a nationwide network of journalists to offer timely coverage of political developments in Venezuela. Journalists and citizens will be trained on journalistic principles and the use of appropriate technology, and will be field to several regions of the country. Special reports on the migration and humanitarian crisis will be produced.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $120,263
Project Title: Promoting Transitional Justice Principles
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote transitional justice principles. Technical assistance will be provided and workshops will occur. There will also be a communications campaign on these issues.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $47,700
Project Title: Promoting Solutions Based Journalism
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen media ecosystems in Venezuela. Training programs will be conducted for journalists working on select stories. Tailored mentorship will also provide a space for additional learning. Stories will be published.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Strengthening Communication, Leadership and Outreach Capacity
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To strengthen internal communication and cohesion; and to consolidate a nationwide network of social and political activists. Regional communications teams will improve the flow of information and strengthen local activism. Grassroots organizations working on eight social sectors will be mapped in a database.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $120,000
Project Title: Strengthening Freedom of Association
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote freedom of association in Venezuela. Activities will include a survey of labor rights violations, an analysis of trends, and the development of information for domestic and international audiences. Public events and forums will also be conducted to discuss and raise awareness on freedom of association in the country.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Strengthening Human Rights Defenders in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen human rights defenders' capacity to protect themselves from physical and digital attacks against them and to raise awareness about the human rights situation in Venezuela through international advocacy. The organization will train independent civil society members to identify, mitigate and prevent risks that threaten their lives. The group will also monitor the human right situation and alert the public and independent media when attacks occur. It will produce reports quarterly and annually that it will present to international bodies to raise awareness of the worsening situation.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Strengthening Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To consolidate a network of human rights defenders to document and denounce human rights violations; and to promote increased collaboration and advocacy efforts at the international level for a coordinated response to the humanitarian crisis. Grassroots leaders will learn how to document, denounce violations, and advocate for solutions regarding human rights abuses.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $51,450
Project Title: Reporting on Human Rights Violations and the Humanitarian Crisis
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To enhance journalists, activists and communications students use of journalism to document and report on human and social rights violations. The organization will document and write pieces about the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. The organization will continue to train and guide its networks' members, and strengthen its ability to document and collect high-impact stories to shed light on the ongoing crisis and human rights abuses through case studies, and multimedia products.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Reducing Polarization in Communities in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen Venezuela's social fabric and to reduce polarization in society. The organization will map out the needs of communities and invite members to participate in local dialogues. It will employ a deliberative democracy model to engage citizens in discussions about key problems citizens are facing. The group will also carry out trainings to help citizens launch advocacy campaigns and to raise awareness about the challenges they face. It will publish the outcomes of the discussions and its resources on its website and on social media.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Strengthening a Network of Women Leaders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the leadership capacity of women in seven states in Venezuela and to contribute to mapping the risks, challenges and priorities that Venezuelan women face in low income communities. The group will train women on democratic ideas and values and support them in the creation of a women's leadership network. Working in low-income communities, the organization will invite selected leaders to take part in a fellowship program aimed at replicating its training, bringing together women and community members to hold discussions, and monitoring and reporting on the human rights situation.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Venezuela Accountability Project
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To explore practical legal options for justice and accountability for perpetrators of atrocity crimes suffered by the Venezuelan people. The organization will collaborate with local and international stakeholders to analyze and convert existing raw information into case dossiers, legal memoranda, and indictments, which could be used by the international authorities to bring individual perpetrators to justice.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $48,250
Project Title: Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in Low-Income Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support community resilience and increase citizens' capacity to respond to problems that have emerged or become acutely worse due to COVID-19 in Venezuela, the Institute will work with local partners to teach community members the skills needed to engage in social entrepreneurship and implement project initiatives. These activities will help community members become problem solvers and grow independent from the regime's control, ultimately ensuring the preservation and recovery of democratic spaces in the country, which will be fundamental in any transition to democracy.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $200,000
Project Title: Strengthening Female Leadership in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To empower women in Venezuela through capacity-building, and to foster the organization, coordination, and articulation of female leaders. Women in leadership positions will be empowered and will establish strategic alliances to articulate and promote their interests and agendas. Women's participation in political parties and civil society will be improved.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of civil society network in region. This network will be expanded to advocate for human rights and democracy in several states of Venezuela. This network will document and denounce rights violations, document illegal activities, and will collaborate with domestic and international organizations to raise the visibility of select cases.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Monitoring Human Rights Violations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of human rights defenders and organizations to engage citizens in monitoring and advocating for human rights and to facilitate discussions on transitional justice and reconciliation. Activists in several regions will increase their understanding of concepts and tools for human rights documentation and learn about the peace process and transitional justice.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Circumventing Censorship and Informing Citizens
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To circumvent government censorship of independent media, allowing citizens to access daily news reports. Short daily audio and video reports, a weekly broadcast, and a new program summarizing investigations will be disseminated. All content produced will be disseminated and posted online. In addition, a targeted communications campaign will be conducted.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $43,618
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Youth Engagement
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen youth leadership and help articulate a national network of youth groups. Young leaders from across Venezuela will be identified and trained, and they will carry out joint activities and a cohesive advocacy strategy. A national forum will be organized and the organization will provide training to the participants attending the forum.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Updating Policy Recommendations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To update a package of policies on critical issues affecting citizens. A series of surveys and focus groups will be conducted with a set of targeted groups. A newsletter and report will be published. A series of forums will promote the findings. Activities will address issues related to the humanitarian crisis.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $44,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Documenting Human Rights Violations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of human rights violations and political prisoners in central and western states of Venezuela. In collaboration with local activists, grassroots leaders, and family members of political prisoners, the organization will provide information and tools on human rights, due process, the Venezuelan legal system, and international instruments to protect rights. It will work to raise the visibility of emblematic cases before domestic and international audiences.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $8,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Youth Leadership Empowerment and Socio-Political Participation
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enhance local leadership, and its participation in local governance in Venezuela; and to foster political participation, maintain open political spaces for political dialogue, and community participation, and establish new pluralistic spaces. The project will produce a training program to promote community and local leadership, foster and create new areas for participation and social activism, and support the adoption of community driven public policies.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Engaging in Political Innovation
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To foster increased political engagement among citizens and promote innovation. Through trainings, networking, mentoring, and small funding, youth will develop projects that address the humanitarian situation, engage citizens in public affairs, and reach out to new sectors and groups. Activities will foster greater civic engagement in targeted communities.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Documenting Human Rights Violations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase understanding of human rights courts processes and procedures among civil society organizations; and to document human rights violations in Venezuela and contribute to the completion of investigations. The organization will document human rights violations in Venezuela collecting evidences and testimonies. Additionally, the organization will raise awareness about Venezuela's open cases focusing on CSOs and media.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Documenting Human Rights Violations Tied to Migration
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor human rights violations against Venezuelan migrants. Activities will include documenting and reporting on violations in and out of the country. A final report will be produced and social media platforms will be used to disseminate information. Activities will also include developing international awareness with global human rights organizations.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Documenting Human Rights Violations and the Humanitarian Crisis
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise awareness about the current humanitarian crisis and increase international support for democracy in Venezuela. The organization will raise awareness on the current Venezuelan humanitarian crisis around the world by producing audiovisual products, which will be widely disseminated around the world. The organization has the ambitious goal to reach millions of people worldwide.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $34,700
Project Title: Documenting Human Rights Violations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of human rights violations and political prisoners in central and western states of Venezuela. In collaboration with local activists, grassroots leaders, and family members of political prisoners, the organization will provide information and tools on human rights, due process, the Venezuelan legal system, and international instruments to protect rights. It will work to raise the visibility of emblematic cases before domestic and international audiences.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $43,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Empowering Female Students as Political and Social Leaders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To empower female students to become political and social leaders who promote democratic change. The group will train women on leadership, political advocacy, and the role of women in a democracy. Twelve groups will carry out micro-projects and receive mentorship and feedback. The organization will carry out a national event for female leaders from political, social and student organizations. Leaders will discuss key issues facing women and youth, and develop an advocacy strategy to raise awareness about a topic that the government is not addressing.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Fostering Democratic Values and Understanding
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To increase domestic support and understanding for democratic values and ideas by raising awareness on the achievements of previous democratic governments. The organization will restore public knowledge and memory associated with the democratic Venezuelan history. Products developed will be widely disseminated in Venezuela through partnership with education institutions, civil society organizations and political actors.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Fostering Political Participation and Leadership
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote Venezuelan democratic activism and participation in politics through trainings, thus advocating for democracy and rule of law. The organization will build capacity for renewed democratic leadership in one state, to provide emerging leaders with tools and knowledge to engage in decision-making processes and strengthen their activism capacities. The organization will consolidate its network of emerging leaders, activists, and members of civil society organizations.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,115
Project Title: Fostering Youth Participation
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To foster the active participation of youth leaders in democratic activities through capacity building. The project will foster democratic values and educate young leaders to help them contribute to economic reconstruction, the reestablishment of democracy, and to strengthen their own organizations. The project will include trainings for hundreds of participants across Venezuela and aims to contribute to restore a social fabric based on democratic principles.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Ensuring Access to Independent and Uncensored Information
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To enhance the availability and reliability of independent, verified and uncensored information; and to raise awareness about the use of disinformation, especially in an electoral context. The organization will develop contingency plans to protect from cyber-attacks, and will promote increased coordination to carry out joint freedom of expression endeavors and investigate human rights violations and large-scale corruption.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $100,000
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