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Project Title: Promoting Innovative Solutions
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote citizen engagement in the development of innovative alternatives to address Venezuela's democratic challenges. The project will promote the development of a digital platform to foster international solidarity and help address Venezuela's most pressing needs. The effort will focus on strengthening alternative and citizen actions.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,583
Project Title: Encouraging Electoral Participation in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To encourage citizen participation across Venezuela. Project activities will include coordinating a civic awareness campaign and convening a series of meetings and gatherings to educate citizens on the importance of getting involved in the political process.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $30,000
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. Discussions that bring together citizens across the ideological spectrum to promote democratic dialogue and reconciliation will be organized.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $55,692
Project Title: Raising Awareness about Human Rights Situation in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness about the human rights situation in Venezuela by fostering a dialogue between civil society leaders and their counterparts throughout the world. The group will organize a series of meetings and trainings related to international human rights standards.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $49,916
Project Title: Improving Democratic Governance and Citizen Participation in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote good governance and citizen participation at the local level. Interaction among policy makers and citizens will be fostered.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Participation and Freedom of Expression
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights, citizen participation and democratic values in Venezuela. A series of activities in and outside Venezuela to promote freedom of expression and human rights will be conducted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $37,900
Project Title: Strengthening Organizational, Mobilization, and Leadership Capacities
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To promote participation in political processes. Program activities will include updating and testing existing technology platforms; designing effective public awareness campaigns to inform citizens; and developing avenues to promote participation in political processes.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $200,000
Project Title: Advocating for Reforms that Restore Checks and Balances
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote the restoration of checks and balances as well as respect for human rights. The state of Venezuela's democracy will be surveyed, and specific recommendation in areas than can be strengthened will be provided. A targeted awareness campaign to address some of these issues will be conducted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $43,600
Project Title: Strengthening Democratic Principles Among Youth
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen leadership skills and democratic principles among Venezuelan and Latin American youth. The program will organize an international youth seminar in Venezuela. Following the seminar, Venezuelan participants will carry out replication workshops in the provinces, and regional and Venezuelan youth will collaborate in an international awareness campaign.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $39,970
Project Title: Fostering the Political Participation of Youth
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To improve the capacity and consolidate a network of volunteers, focusing on increasing political participation from disenfranchised groups. Civic education opportunities for citizens will be provided.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $14,000
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Governance at the Local Level in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote human and civil rights in Venezuela; and to improve local governments' capacity to respond to citizens' concerns. The program will work with civil society to raise awareness on the human rights violations and social conflicts in their communities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $34,970
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Expression and Information
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise awareness on 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.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,297
Project Title: Strengthening Local Governance
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To strengthen local governance through increased citizen participation. The project will use technology to bolster citizen participation in the local decision-making process, and will offer trainings for local officials on how to use new technologies to better serve their constituents.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $32,570
Project Title: Developing Public Policy Solutions
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To develop a public policy package to address evolving challenges in Venezuela. A needs assessment will identify the sectors of Venezuelan society that are facing the most urgent challenges. Using this data, recommendations will be developed on how to address the most pressing public needs.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $33,000
Project Title: Assessing the State of Democracy
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote research and analysis on the state of democracy in Venezuela. Political developments will be monitored, and assessments and recommendations to improve the quality of democracy in the country will be produced. Dialogue and roundtable discussions on policy proposals will be facilitated.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Improving Public Policies
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To strengthen the government's capacity to develop and implement effective public security policies. An assessment will be conducted, and work with public servants and civil society groups will be carried out to improve policy proposals.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen human rights organizations' ability to demand adherence to international human rights standards. Trainings, workshops, and public forums will be organized to educate civil society about international human rights standards. A newsletter and other information on human rights issues will be produced.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $65,124
Project Title: Working for the Future of the Country
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote democratic values among youth in Venezuela. Citizens will be trained in the value of leadership and public service. Participants will be encouraged to take on greater leadership roles in their respective communities and organizations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $58,900
Project Title: Citizen Empowerment and Socio-Political Participation
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote citizen empowerment and bolster political participation at the provincial level. Opportunities for communities to engage in democratic governance processes will be created and, greater accountability between communities and their government representatives will be fostered.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Leadership
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the capacity of citizens to participate in the democratic process. Training will be provided, and the exchange of best practices and experiences among former and current project participants will be promoted. Similarly, youth leaders will be mentored and local initiatives supported.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $34,177
Project Title: Promoting Youth Leadership in Underserved Communities
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote democratic values among vulnerable populations in Venezuela. Through a civic education program, democratic ideas and values will be encouraged, with a particular emphasis on leadership skills among youth and community members.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Strengthening Citizen Participation in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To strengthen the relations between citizens and elected officials and foster greater oversight and accountability of the policy-making process. Citizen engagement and meaningful dialogue with policy makers will be promoted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $57,993
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen technical skills among civil society activists. Trainings focused on technical skills will be provided to civil society and human rights activists, and draft a report on rights violations in Venezuela will be completed.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $16,727
Project Title: Strengthening Female Leadership in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To strengthen the governing capacity of leaders in Venezuela. The project will work to increase political participation and leadership skills through an in-person and digital training program. The group will also help leaders from across Venezuela make more strategic use of innovative communication tools.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Access to Justice and Public Services
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To facilitate citizens' access to justice and to monitor electoral processes in Venezuela. Legal assistance to Venezuelan citizens will be provided, and the electoral process will be monitored and awareness of electoral irregularities raised.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting Transparency and Accountability
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase transparency and accountability in public and private investments. Data journalism among Venezuelan journalists will be promoted, research on government expenditures will be conducted, and reports on findings will be published.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $39,512
Project Title: Youth Leadership Training
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen democratic values and leadership. A training for youth will be conducted on critical thinking, democratic principles, human rights, cyber-activism, and leadership skills. A robust youth training program in various cities will strengthen youth involvement in the electoral process and raise awareness on the most pressing challenges to democracy.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $49,521
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights through Creative Tools
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote a culture of civic participation and respect for human rights in Venezuela. Trainings on human rights will be held for traditionally marginalized sectors. Grassroots leaders will also be trained on how to use digital media and storytelling tools.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $28,810
Project Title: Promoting the Rule of Law
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To enhance the capacity of local actors to restore the rule of law in Venezuela. The organization will offer tailored, expert information on the judicial reforms necessary to restore the rule of law. International experts will advise Venezuelan counterparts and offer comparative examples for improving the human rights and rule of law situation.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $53,224
Project Title: Assessing the State of Democracy
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote research and analysis on the state of democracy in Venezuela. Political developments will be monitored, and assessments and recommendations to improve the quality of democracy in the country will be produced. Dialogue and roundtable discussions on policy proposals will be facilitated.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $82,660
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. Work will be carried out to consolidate the network, strengthen technical and advocacy skills, and provide assistance to human rights activists as needed, both domestically and internationally.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $54,530
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. Leaders will be trained in consensus building, democracy, civic education, and citizen participation. Similarly, public awareness will be raised, and advocacy for the rights and interests of vulnerable populations will be carried out.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Electoral Monitoring in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To encourage citizens to participate in local, regional, and national governance processes. Citizens outside Caracas will be encouraged to participate and monitor the electoral process. Advocacy for policies that respond to citizen needs will carried out.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $26,000
Project Title: Promoting Civic Engagement
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To improve the efficiency and quality of citizen oversight of the legislative branch. Interaction among legislators and the general public will increase, and the use of innovative communication techniques will be promoted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $34,757
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 will be collected, interviews conducted, information analyzed, and materials developed to raise awareness of the human rights situation in the country.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $34,407
Project Title: Monitoring and Accountability of Policy Makers
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To improve democratic checks and balances. Through work with civil society groups, technical assistance will be provided, dialogue with experts and citizens facilitated, and progress reports to policy makers offered.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $44,834
Project Title: Monitoring the Human Rights Situation
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights and raise awareness of the situation in Venezuela. Human rights violations will be monitored and reported. Trainings on democratic values and human rights will be organized, and reports will be produced and disseminated in Venezuela and abroad.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,893
Project Title: Empowering Citizens through Local and National Policy Dialogue
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To empower civil society and the business community across Venezuela's regions to develop policy proposals that contribute to local and national development. The project will strengthen the capabilities of local authorities, candidates, private sector leaders, civil society representatives and youth and will increase public understanding of the importance of market-oriented reform. Democratic dialogue will be strengthened by allowing citizens to engage in public affairs and construct reform agendas based on local realities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $188,196
Project Title: Promoting Checks and Balances
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To improve democratic checks and balances. Activities will include technical assistance, dialogue with experts and citizens, and progress reports to policy-makers.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Reforming the Judiciary and Promoting Transitional Justice
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To devise a reform plan to address the institutional and procedural challenges facing Venezuela's judicial system. The project will focus on how to reestablish the rule of law, separation of powers, and the independence of judges. Analysis of transitional justice processes will provide a comparative perspective to cases of human rights violations in Venezuela.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $34,364
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.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $65,000
Project Title: Cohesive Strategic Communications II
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To promote an informed citizenry that is better able to make decisions about the future of Venezuela. Technical assistance will be offered to create a nationwide and international coordinated communications plan. Through non-traditional media, Venezuelan citizens and members of the international community will receive cohesive and coordinated messages that accurately inform them about the situation in Venezuela.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $300,000
Project Title: Improving Democratic Governance in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote democratic governance at the local level. A series of forums aimed at furthering citizen participation will be organized throughout the country. Independent analysis on current socio-economic and political developments will be shared with the general public.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $33,900
Project Title: Improving Local Democratic Governance
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To improve local governance in different municipalities throughout Venezuela. Local leaders will learn how to overcome local community problems. These leaders will then conduct advocacy with local authorities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Promoting Access to Justice and Public Services
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To facilitate access to public services in underserved communities and monitoring checks and balances in Venezuela. Activities will include raising awareness about violations to basic human rights in marginalized communities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $38,000
Project Title: Promoting Leadership and Democratic Values
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote political participation and improve democratic leadership. Activities will include combining traditional civic education programming with cultural events to appeal to a broader base of marginalized citizens. The program will allow selected leaders to disseminate democratic ideas and values in their respective communities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is 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.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $23,573
Project Title: Raising Awareness on Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human and civil rights in Venezuela; and to improve the advocacy capacity of civil society groups at the local level in Venezuela. The program will work with civil society to raise awareness on the human rights violations and social conflicts in their communities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Fostering Small Business Enterprise in Defense of Democracy and Free Markets
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Developing Market Economy
Description: To improve the private sector's democratic role as a driver of the Venezuelan economy. Entrepreneurship trainings will help to strengthen the image of the private sector. This program will focus on supporting citizens in developing useful business skills and an understanding that free enterprise and market values will improve the development of their businesses.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $151,956
Project Title: Promoting Transitional Justice Principles
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote greater understanding of transitional justice principles and to facilitate coordination among human rights organizations to create a victims registry. Activities will include public events on transitional justice, as well as available mechanisms to offer redress and reparations to human rights victims. Through coordination with human rights groups, a database of human rights cases will be created.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $36,400
Project Title: Promoting Political Dialogue
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote discussion about key democratic challenges in Venezuela. Forums, roundtable discussions, and working group meetings with leaders and intellectuals will aid in the development of proposals to address Venezuela's most significant problems.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $24,910
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. Discussions that convene citizens across the ideological spectrum will be organized. Public forums and events will raise awareness on the value of dialogue in generating consensus and bridging ideological gaps.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $54,852
Project Title: Formulating a Comprehensive Public Policy Reform Package
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To establish a network that will monitor and coordinate relief efforts to vulnerable populations. Activities will include informing domestic and international audiences about the critical situation and litigating cases before domestic and international human rights bodies.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $177,200
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.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Journalism
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote citizen journalism and alternative media platforms to protect freedom of expression and promote freedom of information. Activities will include trainings on the use of alternative media platforms to share news and information, and reports on critical social issues affecting citizens.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $61,800
Project Title: Promoting the Rule of Law
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote reforms that restore the rule of law in Venezuela; and to strengthen the technical capacity of Venezuelan human rights lawyers. An action plan will promote discussion and advance reforms that restore judicial independence and the rule of law. Similarly, the capacity of Venezuelan lawyers to litigate cases internationally will be strengthened.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $57,984
Project Title: Generating Consensus for an Emergency Plan
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the technical capacity of Venezuelans to efficiently respond to the socioeconomic crisis unfolding in disenfranchised communities. Data from a survey will provide information on the needs of the average Venezuelan citizen and ensure that policy making is inclusive and responsive to citizen demands.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $18,820
Project Title: Strengthening Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To document and denounce human rights violations. Civic leaders will learn about human rights norms and engage in increased interactions with like-minded organizations.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $39,802
Project Title: Monitoring the Human Rights Situation
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote human rights and raise awareness on the 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.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase understanding of the deteriorating political and socio-economic situation in Venezuela; and to engage civic-minded leaders. Activities will include fostering greater citizen awareness of and investment in democracy in Venezuela and carrying out activities in local communities to express solidarity.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $49,900
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Values
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote democratic values among vulnerable populations in Venezuela. Citizens will learn the value of leadership and public service, and will gain experience to take on greater leadership roles in their respective communities and organizations.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $59,240
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen technical skills among civil society activists. Activities will include trainings for civil society and human rights activists, and the creation of a series of products that document human rights violations.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Building Strategic Capacity for Local Democratic Actors
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To support the strengthening of democratic actors in the development of agendas and strategies that can adapt to a variety of scenarios. The program will hold working sessions with democratic actors and domestic and regional experts, and then follow-on sessions to fully develop the products.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $200,000
Project Title: Facilitating Humanitarian Aid Relief
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To establish a network that will monitor and coordinate relief efforts to vulnerable populations. Activities will include informing domestic and international audiences about the critical situation and litigating cases before domestic and international human rights bodies.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $43,290
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.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $37,000
Project Title: Defending Human Rights Victims
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To defend human rights victims before domestic and international courts, and raise international visibility on the human rights situation in Venezuela. Information collected from legal assistance efforts on behalf of victims of arbitrary detentions and torture, will inform a report on the human rights situation in Venezuela.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $17,000
Project Title: Developing Tools for Agile Communication
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To increase understanding of citizen needs and priorities through agile and interactive communication tools. Activities will include conducting a survey of the population in order to better understand citizens' priorities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Cohesive Strategic Communications
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To promote an informed citizenry that is better able to make decisions about the future of Venezuela. The project will provide technical assistance to create a nationwide, coordinated communications plan, and craft effective messages using non-traditional media. These activities will ensure that Venezuelan citizens and members of the international community receive objective messages that accurately inform them about the country's economic, social, and political realities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $115,000
Project Title: Advancing Research on the State of Democracy
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. Activities will include monitoring political developments, facilitating dialogue and roundtable discussions on policy alternatives, and completing a report on the Venezuelan electoral system and conditions for participation.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $45,691
Project Title: Promoting Leadership and Democratic Values
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote political participation and improve democratic leadership. Activities will include combining traditional civic education programming with cultural events to appeal to a broader base of marginalized citizens. The program will allow selected leaders to disseminate democratic ideas and values in their respective communities.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,000
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.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,867
Project Title: Protecting the Human Rights of Vulnerable Populations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor and report on human rights conditions among marginalized populations. Project activities will include collecting data, conducting interviews, analyzing information, and developing materials to raise awareness on the human rights situation in the country.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights through Creative Tools
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote a culture of civic participation and respect for human rights in Venezuela. Trainings on human rights will be held for traditionally marginalized sectors. Grassroots leaders will be trained on how to use digital media and storytelling tools.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Governance
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To strengthen the relationship between citizens and elected officials; and to promote citizen participation in the political process. Citizens will identify needs and priorities, engage in dialogue with elected officials, and increase their political participation in advance of regional elections.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Fostering Scenario Planning and Strategic Analysis
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To strengthen strategic communication and consensus building capacity in Venezuela. Activities will include public opinion surveys, as well as discussion and consensus on democratic solutions to the political situation. Communication products that promote consensus on democratic values will also be produced.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $36,449
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.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $65,000
Project Title: Promoting Citizen Participation and Freedom of Expression
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of citizens to monitor and defend human rights, especially freedom of expression. Activities will include an advocacy campaign that utilizes art and online activism to promote human rights and democratic values in Venezuela.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $34,983
Project Title: Promoting Political Engagement and Advocacy
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To encourage citizens to participate in local, regional, and national governance processes. Working outside Caracas, citizens will participate and monitor political trends and advocate for policies that respond to citizen needs.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Leadership Empowerment and Socio-Political Participation
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote citizen empowerment and bolster political participation. Communities will have opportunities to engage in democratic governance processes, and foster greater accountability between citizens and their government representatives.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $42,000
Project Title: Strengthening Female Leadership in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To empower women in leadership positions through capacity building. Women will improve leadership skills and establish strategic alliances to articulate and promote their interests and agendas. Women leaders will increase their participation in politics and civil society. Capacity building efforts will provide technical assistance for hundreds of female leaders.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $40,000
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: 2018
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Strengthening Human Rights Institutions
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the role and capacities of human rights defenders and engage citizens in the defense of human rights and to increase international attention and condemnation against attacks on Venezuelan human rights defenders and activists. Capacity building workshops will be held for defenders and awareness raising campaigns will be organized, domestically and internationally.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $34,964
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 and increase its reach internationally. Information on human rights norms and how to document human rights violations will be shared with civic leaders, and the existing domestic network will be expanded. Collaboration and interactions with like-minded organizations will be promoted.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $41,000
Project Title: Reporting on Human Rights Violations and the Humanitarian Crisis
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To increase visibility of the humanitarian crisis and human rights violations. Testimonies from victims will be collected and reports on human rights abuses and the consequences of the humanitarian crisis will be compiled and disseminated. Practical information on how to document and process complaints will be shared
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $37,694
Project Title: Strengthening Outreach, Communication and Organizational Capacity
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To strengthen outreach, communication, and organizational capacity; and to encourage participation in the upcoming political processes. Increased interaction and synergies between civil society and grassroots organizations throughout the country will be promoted, and public campaigns to educate citizens and encourage participation in upcoming political processes will be designed.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $210,150
Project Title: Reporting Human Rights Violations and the Humanitarian Crisis
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 journalists and authors 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: 2018
Award Amount: $15,000
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: 2018
Award Amount: $35,000
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: 2018
Award Amount: $55,000
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen technical skills among civil society activists. Activities will include trainings for civil society and human rights activists, and the creation of a series of products that assist with the documentation of human rights violations. Advocacy products will also be produced.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Supporting Democratic Actors
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen a network of organizations promoting democratic values. Activities will include trainings on democratic values and civic engagement. The project will also promote tolerance and reconciliation as means to decrease political polarization, and engage citizens to jointly address main community challenges. Activities will include community events and discussion promoting democratic values and collaborations among different community leaders.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $27,426
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
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: 2018
Award Amount: $55,000
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.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $67,050
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 in the region and to foster the capacity of civil society and human rights defenders. Civil society awareness on human rights violations and social conflicts in their communities will be raised and human rights violations documented. The information collected will be disseminated through a dedicated website.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting Youth Political Engagement and Advocacy for Youth Public Policies
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote participation and to advocate for the inclusion and implementation of public policies. A network of emerging leaders and activists will be strengthened, and tools to engage in the decision-making process and reinforce the project management capacity will be shared with emerging leaders.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $25,000
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.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $36,850
Project Title: Strengthening Venezuelan Democratic Actor Strategies
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To assist democratic actors in strengthening governance agreements and coalitions in the face of challenges affecting the ability to support democratic ideas and values. The project will help develop political agendas and mobilization strategies to adapt to a variety of scenarios.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $253,233
Project Title: Supporting Critical Communications Capacities
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To promote an informed citizenry that is better equipped to make decisions about the political future of Venezuela. The institute will bolster the communications capacity of democratic political and civic organizations through technical assistance to establish effective communication strategies and systems to coordinate with each other. The institute will help to reach consensus on messaging around proposals to alleviate Venezuela's severe humanitarian, economic and political crisis, as well as develop mechanisms to widely disseminate and obtain citizen feedback on those proposals.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $300,000
Project Title: Supporting Democratic Actors
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen a network of organizations promoting democratic values. Activities will include trainings on democratic values and civic engagement. The project will also promote tolerance and reconciliation as means to decrease political polarization, and engage citizens to jointly address main community challenges. Activities will include community events and discussion promoting democratic values and collaborations among different community leaders.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $7,426
Note: This amount is 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: 2018
Award Amount: $5,000
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 increase understanding of the deteriorating political and socio-economic situation in Venezuela; and to engage civic-minded leaders. Activities will include fostering greater citizen awareness of and investment in democracy in Venezuela and carrying out activities in local communities to express solidarity.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $9,900
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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