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All results totalling $27,306,641
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Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society for Policy and Legal Accountability
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen the effectiveness of legal and policy work on anti-discrimination issues, women's rights, and consumer rights. The program will refine and disseminate reference materials and manuals to increase knowledge of legislative, legal, and policy frameworks governing specific areas of current concern; train lawyers; and advocate for policy and legal reform.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $192,605
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Supporting Labor Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote consistent enforcement of labor protection standards related to occupational safety and health (OSH), and to empower workers to protect their rights. The project will include educational workshops, facilitation of mutual support networks among OSH victims and their families, casework promoting enforcement of labor laws, and policy advocacy to improve labor conditions for vulnerable workers.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $61,000
Project Title: Empowering Environmental Rights Activists
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To support a network of environmental groups to monitor, document, and conduct advocacy and public outreach on the health of local waterways. Activities will help local partners coordinate initiatives to promote citizen engagement to monitor compliance by local governments and businesses and to protect the environment.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $110,570
Project Title: Increasing Online Access to Information on Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote freedom of expression for censored publishers and writers. The project will provide access to platforms and online distribution mechanisms that allow writers and publishers to publish independent news and views, reaching a wider audience for literature on important contemporary social and political issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $160,000
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society for Policy Accountability
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen the effectiveness of legal and policy work on anti-discrimination issues and consumer rights. The program will refine and disseminate reference materials and manuals to increase knowledge of legislative, legal, and policy frameworks governing specific areas of current concern to the public in China, such as food and product safety and counterfeit medicine.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $172,300
Project Title: Empowering Workers
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To support the efforts of workers to protect their constitutional and labor rights. Program activities will build the capacity of labor activists and lawyers to use the legal system to advance rule of law, particularly the legal protections for freedom of association.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $74,995
Project Title: Enhancing the Quality of Public Policy Research
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the capacity of researchers to report on issues of public concern and foster constructive discussion of public policy issues. The program will develop and disseminate practical guides and educational materials designed to promote high-quality data-gathering and analysis of challenging issues such as public health, as well as effective presentation of findings and recommendations for a broad audience of citizens and policymakers.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $62,000
Project Title: Advancing Women's Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To advocate for and raise international awareness of women's rights in China. Project activities will include holding lectures, conducting workshops, undertaking international advocacy, and launching a social media campaign to increase international awareness on women's rights issues in China.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Democracy and Independent Filmmaking
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To overcome censorship, raise human rights awareness, and document human rights violations. The organization will support the production of independent documentaries and human rights awareness-raising initiatives by civil society activists. The documentaries will serve to promote messages of democracy and government accountability.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Supporting Labor Rights
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To improve the ability of workers to protect their rights in the area of occupational safety and health. The project will build the capacity of workers living with conditions and diseases caused by dangerous working conditions to organize into networks that can advocate for policy change. The project will assist activists to conduct outreach and hold trainings on rights protection in the workplace.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $34,998
Project Title: Promoting Government Transparency and Accountability
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To increase the capacity of civil society to advocate for transparent government processes. The project will facilitate the work of a network of activists dedicated to pressing for a more transparent and accountable government by conducting research and holding meetings on the use of open government information regulations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Monitoring Media Freedom
Organization Name: International Federation of Journalists - Asia Pacific
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase the capacity of journalists in China, Hong Kong and Macao to act as media freedom watchdogs. The organization will work with journalists' associations and individual journalists to foster networks and information-sharing between local groups and international advocates by providing training in international standards and practices, as well as facilitating regional engagement in monitoring press freedom in China and distributing advocacy materials.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Title: International Advocacy for Chinese Civil Society
Organization Name: China Change
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise the international profile of human rights defenders, intellectuals, and rights lawyers. The grantee will translate commentaries and interviews from Chinese into English as well as write original profiles and opinion pieces about the democracy and civil rights movement. The group will also conduct advocacy activities at international forums and events.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $14,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Debating Democratic Reform
Organization Name: Democratic China, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide a platform for debate and intellectual discourse on democratic movements and strategies for democratization in China. The organization will publish articles by academics, activists, students, and artists about current social and political issues. The group will also maintain space to develop the framework and influence of Charter '08 and promote political reform.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $67,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Capacity-Building for Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To build the capacity of civil society activists and human rights defenders. The grantee will work with activists to improve their capacity in strategic planning, organizational development, and networking. The project will also provide targeted assistance to those suffering abuse from authorities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $42,700
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Democratic Ideas and Values
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To educate and train civil society activists on democratization and social movements and to provide a platform for youth to engage in discussion of democratic ideas, including tolerance, conflict resolution, and civil society activism. A multi-platform program will be available for Chinese youth to learn about modern history and current events, comparative democratic development, and civil society initiatives.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Respect for the Rule of Law
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote respect for the rule of law and equip lawyers to effectively protect human rights. Project activities will include training on combating torture and other forms of abuse by authorities, as well as research and advocacy on criminal defense reforms. The project will also provide literature and training designed to strengthen work on disability rights.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $35,700
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Providing Information and Analysis on China's Human Rights
Organization Name: China Change
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise the profile of human rights defenders and public intellectuals and to provide analysis on political developments in China. The organization will translate commentaries and interviews from leading intellectuals and rights defenders from Chinese into English, provide brief summaries of daily events and timely reports on human rights abuses, and write original profiles and opinion pieces about the human rights and democracy movements.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $13,400
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Engaging Critical Analysis and Political Discourse
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide a platform for high-level analysis of China's international relations, governance reform, domestic politics, and the potential for democratic transition. Project activities will include publishing a quarterly journal of carefully researched and thought-provoking articles and distributing it to a targeted audience of decision-makers.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society for Policy and Legal Accountability
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen the effectiveness of legal and policy work on anti-discrimination issues, women's rights, and consumer rights. The program will refine and disseminate reference materials and manuals to increase knowledge of legislative, legal, and policy frameworks governing specific areas of current concern; train lawyers; and advocate for policy and legal reform.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $21,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Exposing Censorship and Influence in the Global Information Space
Organization Name: China Digital Times, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide access to uncensored news and commentary about state influence in the information space, to monitor and document the use of surveillance and censorship technologies both domestically and internationally, and to disseminate such knowledge to civil society activists in other regions. The organization will share information through its online platforms, partnerships, and networks, and will provide local and international partners with perspective on state methods, strategies, and growing global influence as it impacts democratic institutions and human rights.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $75,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Empowering Workers
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To closely monitor and analyze Chinese labor activism and to support workers in organizing to protect their constitutional and labor rights. The organization will monitor, document, and disseminate information about labor strikes and incidents in China. It will also work to empower workers to hold unions and local governments accountable.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $20,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Increasing Access to Information in China
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To increase Chinese citizens' access to information on issues of public concern. The organization will encourage public demand for accountable governance through increased public access to information, the free flow of which is vital to both free-market economic systems and democratic political systems. The organization's partners will build the capacity of citizen journalists to utilize regulations that call for open government information.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $205,240
Project Title: Worker Rights Awareness
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To strengthen the capacity of workers and advocates to defend worker rights. The center will continue to support efforts of grassroots workers and independent worker rights organizations to promote labor law enforcement and advocate for strengthened worker rights.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $328,500
Project Title: Promoting Accountable Public Governance and Transparency
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To provide a forum for learning and discussion regarding contemporary public policy issues. Training sessions and interactive workshops will equip graduates and young professionals to analyze and debate issues of public concern. Skills to be emphasized will include using evidence-based approaches, reconciling multiple points of view, and using discussion and debate to achieve broader public understanding and devise durable policy solutions.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $156,946
Project Title: Building the Capacity of Youth Leadership
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote data-driven approaches to public governance challenges. The center will support data-based research on a variety of governance topics and the development of tailored multi-media products making the research findings and analysis readily accessible to the public.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $103,615
Project Title: Protecting the Property Rights of Chinese Private Entrepreneurs Phase II
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen public understanding of the property rights framework and improve the operating environment for private entrepreneurs at the grassroots level. The project will offer legal training workshops and rights protection forums for entrepreneurs and improve the availability of relevant materials, resources, and experts that can be called upon by entrepreneurs at the local level.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $19
Project Title: Strengthening the Resiliency of Chinese Civil Society
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote principles of accountability, inclusivity, and transparency in the operations of civil society organizations. The institute will develop and promote training materials and methodologies designed to boost the capacity and effectiveness of nascent, grassroots organizations. Areas of focus will include human resources, volunteer management, project design, evaluation, and strategic planning. The institute will also develop viable models for meaningful dialogue among stakeholders concerned with the healthy development and growth of diverse sectors of civil society.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $800,000
Project Title: Raising Public Awareness of Civil Society Developments in China
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To enable NGO practitioners to monitor civil society developments and to build the capacity of civil society organizations. The project will track and gauge the impact of recent regulatory developments on civil society organizations; support independent journalism by civil society voices on issues important to NGOs; and provide training sessions for NGOs to improve their capacity.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $215,643
Project Title: Worker Rights Awareness
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To strengthen the capacity of workers and advocates to defend worker rights in China. The center will support efforts of grassroots workers and independent worker rights advocates to raise workers' awareness about their rights, to promote strengthened labor law enforcement, and to advocate for pro-worker policies.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $335,650
Project Title: Supporting Civic Participation In Public Governance
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To raise awareness among public interest lawyers, NGO workers, and entrepreneurs of the role they can play in policy advocacy and to enhance civil society organizations and youth leadership in citizen engagement. The center and its partners will provide advocacy training and tools to public interest lawyers, NGO workers, entrepreneurs, and youth community leaders, while simultaneously supporting dialogue and network building among these groups.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $234,160
Project Title: Sustaining Civil Society in a Repressive Operating Environment
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide CSOs with access to information, skills, and approaches to manage programs and build organizational capacity in order to adapt to an uncertain operating environment. The institute will conduct training workshops, and support the ongoing development of civil society networks. It will also promote awareness of civic engagement opportunities by supporting networks, and implementing good governance workshops at the local level.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $600,000
Project Title: Worker Rights Awareness
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To strengthen the capacity of workers and advocates to advance worker rights in China, the center will continue to support efforts of workers and grassroots worker rights advocates to conduct worker outreach and education, provide legal assistance, train worker activists and legal practitioners, and advocate for policy changes, with the objective to raise workers' awareness about their rights, promote better enforcement of labor and safety laws, and protect the rights of the most vulnerable workers.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $345,000
Project Title: Embedding Civil Society in a Shifting Environment
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen civil society capacity. The institute will conduct targeted workshops and expand its Electronic Commons program to provide grassroots civil society organizations (CSOs) with sustained access to information, skills, and approaches to manage programs and build organizational capacity in an increasingly restrictive operating environment. The institute will also support the ongoing development of civil society advocacy by supporting four CSO networks, promoting youth civic engagement, and implementing good governance workshops at the local level.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $600,000
Project Title: Collaborative Responses to Democratic Threats
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To identify new approaches to respond to the threats that China is posing to the democracy promotion community domestically and abroad, and to strengthen the resiliency of civil society organizations in China. The organization will help increase the capacity and access to information of CSOs and nurture the next generation of CSO leaders.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $388,105
Project Title: Advancing Worker Rights and the Rule of Law
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Mainland China
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To strengthen the capacity of workers and advocates to advance worker rights and the rule of law in China. The center will continue to support efforts of workers and grassroots worker rights advocates to conduct worker outreach and education, provide legal assistance, train worker activists and legal practitioners, and advocate for policy changes, with the objective to raise workers' awareness about their rights, promote better enforcement of labor laws, and forge international solidarity in support of their efforts.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $498,000
Project Title: Promoting Women's Rights in the Tibetan Exile Community
Organization Name: Tibetan Women's Association
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To increase organizational capacity, refine strategic direction, and improve implementation of programs. The grantee will review and improve its programs and strategies by working closely with an outside consultant. To be more effective as a women's advocacy group, the organization will also meet with and learn from like-minded organizations founded by former political prisoners in another country.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $8,000
Project Title: A Symposium for Tibetan Intellectuals and Artists
Organization Name: Filming for Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To provide a safe space for minorities to assert their identity, discuss political and social issues, and build stronger networks for their mutual protection. The organization will hold a meeting for Tibetan educators, writers, and activists to discuss and share thoughts on human rights, democracy, and rights guaranteed to minorities under the Chinese constitution. Additionally, the organization will provide humanitarian support to current and former political prisoners.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Building Networks in Defense of Rights and the Environment
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance information sharing, improve cooperation and coordination, and promote solidarity among pro-democracy ethnic and religious groups. The organization will raise awareness about and demand accountability for China's environmental policies in Tibet and network with stakeholders in downstream nations to share experiences and advocacy tools, and discuss opportunities for cooperation. The organization will build alliances and stronger partnerships among youth leaders and democrats from Tibet, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $40,000
Project Title: Young Tibetan Leadership Summit
Organization Name: Tibetan Community Development Fund Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the collaboration of a network of young leaders and to foster support for the development of a vibrant and resilient democratic community. The organization will facilitate discussions among young activists on the opportunities and challenges facing the Tibetan pro-democracy movement. It will also create a forum that will confront challenges, explore solutions, and fuel collaborations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders
Organization Name: Tibet Action Institute
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To empower and train a future generation of Tibetan leaders. The grantee will organize Lhakar Academy, a leadership training for Tibetan youth that focuses on democracy, nonviolent tactics, and the promotion of human rights and rule of law. Additionally, it will enhance online security practices of activists and build their capacity in information gathering, media advocacy, and grassroots organizing. It will also develop new educational tools to raise the ability of Tibetans to protect and promote their rights under the Chinese law.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To encourage and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $52,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: Tibetan Literacy Society
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The grantee will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month, and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $14,000
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: Tibetan Literacy Society
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The grantee will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month, and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $43,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement - Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to resolve the issue of Tibet peacefully.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $64,705
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Support for Political Prisoners
Organization Name: Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To raise awareness in the international and exile communities of the situation of political prisoners in Tibet. The organization will review and improve its overall structure, programs, and strategies by continuing to work closely with an outside consultant. It will reinvigorate its engagement with former political prisoners based in Australia and it will increase its organizational capacity, refine its strategic direction, improve the implementation of programs, and strengthen advocacy efforts.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $24,600
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To encourage and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. The organization, an independent shortwave radio station, will broadcast daily news about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and neighboring countries.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $41,800
Project Title: Tibet-China Democracy Networking Program
Organization Name: Tibetan Community Development Fund Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To improve understanding of human rights and democracy-related concerns in Tibet among Chinese, both in China and abroad, and to increase communication between Tibetans and Chinese. The organization will facilitate interaction between Tibetan and Chinese democracy leaders, scholars, and others through meetings, conferences, cultural events, and exchange visits.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $33,000
Project Title: Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders
Organization Name: Tibet Action Institute
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen the capacity and skills of the next generation of Tibetan leaders, the grantee will organize training for key movement leaders and develop educational tools that focus on democracy, nonviolent tactics, and the promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law. Additionally, the grantee will strengthen the use of secure online security communication and digital practices by Tibetan activists.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement- Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Human Rights Monitoring and Documentation
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The organization will conduct research and in-depth analysis on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet to produce advocacy reports on a wide range of topics including environmental degradation, censorship, and denial of fair trial rights in Tibet.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $10,588
Project Title: Promoting Conflict Resolution and Democratic Processes
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote democratic values and practices that are rooted in conflict resolution principles in the Tibetan community in exile. The organization will provide skills training to local assembly members and civil society organizations in the non-violent management of conflicts and introduce communication skills that are useful in conflict prevention.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: International Advocacy for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: Tibet Justice Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen coordination and engagement on Tibet issues at the United Nations. The organization will work closely with a coalition of Tibetan NGOs and Tibet support groups to monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in Tibet and use this documentation for advocacy at the UN. The organization also will strengthen other NGOs' skills in UN advocacy in an effort to convince the Chinese government to adhere to universal human rights norms.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $58,000
Project Title: Promoting Conflict Resolution and Democracy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To instill in the Tibetan community in exile democratic values and practices that are rooted in conflict resolution principles. The grantee will provide skills training to local assembly members in the non-violent management of conflicts and introduce communication skills that are useful in conflict prevention, thus fostering more effective governance practices
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $21,426
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The organization will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials, provide capacity building trainings for members, and increase cooperation among Tibet support groups.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Tibet Express Newspaper
Organization Name: U.S. Tibet Committee, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and analysis about Tibet and promote greater discussion and debate on current social, cultural, and political issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. The organization will publish a weekly Tibetan-language newspaper, and maintain a trilingual website in Tibetan, Mandarin, and English.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $28,500
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Women's Rights in the Tibetan Exile Community
Organization Name: Buddhist Women's Educational Society
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote the social, political, and economic empowerment of Tibetan women. The association will conduct an advanced women's leadership training course focused on strengthening participant's skills in communications, grassroots organizing, media advocacy, and leadership.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $22,000
Project Title: Building Networks in Defense of Rights and the Environment
Organization Name: Tibetan Center for Youth and Non-Violence
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enhance information sharing, improve cooperation and coordination, and promote solidarity among ethnic and religious groups. The organization will raise awareness about and demand accountability for destructive environmental policies in Tibet, network with stakeholders in downstream nations to share experiences and advocacy tools, and discuss opportunities for cooperation.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $29,987
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement - Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of developments in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $41,400
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The organization will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials, conduct capacity building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $120,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Conflict Resolution and Democratic Processes
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Conflict Resolution
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To promote in the Tibetan community-in-exile democratic values and practices that reflect conflict resolution principles. The program will provide skills-training will be provided to local assembly members, settlement officers, and civil society organizations in the non-violent management of conflicts and introduce communication skills that are useful in conflict prevention.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: Tibet Express Newspaper
Organization Name: U.S. Tibet Committee, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and analysis about Tibet and promote greater discussion and debate on current social, cultural, and political issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. The organization will publish a weekly Tibetan-language newspaper, and maintain a trilingual website in Tibetan, Mandarin, and English.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $38,310
Project Title: Tibet-China Democracy Networking Program
Organization Name: Tibetan Community Development Fund Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To improve understanding of human rights and democracy-related concerns in Tibet among the Chinese public, both in China and abroad, and to increase communication between Tibetans and Chinese people. The grantee will facilitate interaction between Tibetan and Chinese officials, academics, and others through meetings, conferences, cultural events, and exchange visits. Additionally, it will produce publications in Mandarin about the Dalai Lama's Chinese outreach efforts and will coordinate dialogue sessions between the Dalai Lama and Chinese youth.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $33,000
Project Title: Tibet Express Newspaper
Organization Name: Khawa Karpo Tibet Culture Centre
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and analysis about Tibet and promote discussion and debate on current social, cultural, and political issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. A weekly Tibetan-language newspaper will be available in a weekly print edition, and a trilingual website will feature articles and commentary in Tibetan, Mandarin, and English.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $37,500
Project Title: Amplifying Voices from Tibet
Organization Name: The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To amplify the voices of Tibetans in Tibet and to increase understanding of political and social conditions in the country from the Tibetans' point of view. The organization will translate articles written by popular bloggers in China from Mandarin and Tibetan into English, and disseminate them widely to encourage accountability and highlight Chinese government policy in Tibet.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $34,080
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The group will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and will produce a variety of reports based on its findings. It will also strengthen its Chinese research desk and create an interactive database on Tibetan political prisoners.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $73,832
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Demton Khang - The Tibet Museum
Organization Name: Social and Resource Development Fund
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To collect, preserve, and present material related to modern Tibetan history, commemorate Tibet's rich civilization, protect Tibetan identity, and counter Chinese propaganda on Tibet's political and cultural history. The group will maintain and manage its newly expanded Dharamsala-based museum, Demton Khang; display a touring exhibition; digitize its photo archive; organize trainings on archival techniques; publish an online newsletter, and maintain a website.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $210,000
Project Title: International Advocacy for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: Tibet Justice Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen coordination and engagement on Tibet at the UN. The grantee will work closely with a coalition of Tibetan NGOs and Tibet support groups to monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in Tibet. It will strengthen NGOs' skills in UN advocacy to sustain pressure for adherence to universal human rights norms on the part of the Chinese government.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $51,250
Project Title: Creating Conditions for Dialogue and Negotiations
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To advance the resolution of a conflict in Asia by addressing a key obstacle through academic research, analysis, and dialogue. The organization will seek opportunities to facilitate dialogue in order to move parties beyond mutually exclusive historical narratives and to consider alternative ways to resolve the conflict.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $104,000
Project Title: Amplifying Voices from Tibet
Organization Name: The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To amplify the voices of Tibetans in Tibet and to increase understanding of conditions in Tibet from Tibetan citizens' point of view. The grantee will translate articles written by popular bloggers in China from Mandarin and Tibetan into English, and disseminate them widely to encourage accountability and highlight Chinese government policy in Tibet.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $19,500
Project Title: Demton Khang - The Tibet Museum
Organization Name: Social and Resource Development Fund
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To collect, preserve, and present material related to modern Tibetan history, commemorate Tibet's rich civilization, protect Tibetan identity, and counter Chinese government propaganda regarding Tibet's political and cultural history. A Dharamsala-based museum, Demton Khang, will display a touring exhibition, digitize its photo archive, organize trainings on proper archiving techniques, publish an online newsletter, and maintain a website.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Title: A Symposium for Tibetan Intellectuals and Artists
Organization Name: Filming for Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To provide a safe space for minorities to assert their identity, discuss political and social issues, and build stronger networks to protect their ethnic identity. The organization will hold a meeting of Tibetan educators, writers and activists to discuss and share thoughts on human rights, democracy, and rights guaranteed to minorities under the Chinese constitution. Additionally, the organization will provide humanitarian support to current and former political prisoners.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $75,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: International Tibet Independence Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The organization will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $46,000
Project Title: Sino-Tibetan History Project
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Conflict Resolution
Description: To advance the resolution of a conflict in Asia by addressing key obstacles through academic research, analysis, and dialogue. The grantee will seek opportunities to facilitate dialogue in order to move parties beyond mutually exclusive historical narratives and to consider alternative ways to achieve legitimate rule.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $325,000
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet and to foster greater coordination among civil society organizations. The grantee will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials, conduct capacity-building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $150,000
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: International Tibet Independence Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The organization will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month, and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $29,870
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement - Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Tibet Express Newspaper
Organization Name: Khawa Karpo Tibet Culture Centre
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide independent news and analysis about Tibet and promote greater discussion and debate on current social, cultural, and political issues related to Tibet and Tibetans. The organization will publish a weekly Tibetan-language newspaper, and maintain a trilingual website in Tibetan, Mandarin, and English.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $12,500
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document, and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The grantee will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and the status of Tibetan democracy in exile, and it will produce a variety of reports based on its findings. It will also strengthen its Chinese research desk and create an interactive database on Tibetan political prisoners.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $57,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: International Advocacy for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: Tibet Justice Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen coordination and engagement on Tibet at the United Nations. The organization will work closely with a coalition of Tibetan NGOs and Tibet support groups to monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in Tibet. It will strengthen organization's skills in UN advocacy to pressure the Chinese government to adhere to universal human rights norms.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $58,000
Project Title: Support for Political Prisoners
Organization Name: Australia Tibet Council
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness in the international and exile community about the situation of political prisoners in Tibet. The organization will collect and display a traveling exhibition on human rights conditions in Tibet.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $49,073
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The grantee will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials for use by members, conduct capacity building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $110,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $41,500
Project Title: International Advocacy for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: Tibet Justice Center
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen coordination and engagement on Tibet issues at the United Nations. The organization will work closely with a coalition of Tibetan NGOs and Tibet support groups to monitor, document, and highlight human rights violations in Tibet and use this information for advocacy at the UN. The organization will also strengthen other NGOs' skills in UN advocacy in an effort to pressure the Chinese government to adhere to universal human rights norms.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $58,000
Project Title: Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders
Organization Name: Tibet Action Institute
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To empower and train a future generation of Tibetan leaders. The grantee will organize a leadership training for Tibetan youth and develop educational tools that focus on democracy, nonviolent tactics, and the promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law. Additionally, the grantee will enhance online security practices of activists and build their capacity in information gathering, media advocacy, and grassroots organizing.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Amplifying Voices from Tibet
Organization Name: The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To amplify the voices of Tibetans in Tibet and to increase understanding of political and social conditions in the country from the Tibetans' point of view. The organization will translate articles written by popular bloggers in Tibet and China from Tibetan and Mandarin into English, and disseminate them widely to encourage accountability and highlight Chinese government policy in Tibet.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $12,484
Project Title: Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders
Organization Name: Tibet Action Institute
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To empower and train a future generation of Tibetan leaders. The grantee will organize Lhakar Academy, a leadership training for Tibetan youth, focusing on democracy, political and social mobilization, and the promotion of human rights and rule of law. The program will strengthen activists' skills in information-gathering; media relations, including social media; , grassroots organizing, and leadership. It will also continue to develop new technology, training, and educational tools to enhance online security practices of activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $63,650
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $34,700
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document, and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The organization will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and will produce press releases, briefings, statements, monthly analytical digests, and in-depth reports based on its research findings.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $2,331
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement through Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of rights-based issues in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The grantee will conduct thematic campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, forced resettlement of nomads, and the environment. The grantee will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear for the peaceful resolution of the Tibet issue.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening the Tibetan Movement - Campaigning and Leadership Training
Organization Name: Students for a Free Tibet, Inc.
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise international awareness of developments in Tibet, and to strengthen Tibetan activists' skills in media advocacy, communications and technology, grassroots organizing, and leadership. The organization will conduct campaigns at the grassroots, national, and international levels on language rights, political prisoners, and the environment. It will also work to bolster multilateral mechanisms that can bring pressure to bear on the Chinese government to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Voice of Tibet: Independent Shortwave Tibetan Radio
Organization Name: The Foundation Voice of Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To encourage and sustain independent public opinion inside Tibet and to familiarize Tibetans with the ideals of democracy and human rights. An independent, Tibetan-language shortwave radio station will regularly broadcast news and features about Tibet, the Tibetan exile community, and the Tibetan government-in-exile to audiences in Tibet and in neighboring countries.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $15,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The group will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and will produce a variety of reports based on its findings. It will also strengthen its Chinese research desk and create an interactive database on Tibetan political prisoners.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $36,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The grantee will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials for use by members, conduct capacity building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Empowering a New Generation of Tibetan Leaders
Organization Name: Tibet Action Institute
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To empower and train a future generation of Tibetan leaders. The grantee will organize Lhakar Academy, a leadership training for Tibetan youth, focusing on democracy, political and social mobilization, and the promotion of human rights and rule of law. The program will strengthen activists' skills in information-gathering; media relations, including social media; , grassroots organizing, and leadership. It will also continue to develop new technology, training, and educational tools to enhance online security practices of activists.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $13,650
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: A Symposium for Tibetan Intellectuals and Artists
Organization Name: Filming for Tibet
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To provide a safe space for minorities to assert their identity, discuss political and social issues, and build stronger networks to protect their ethnic identity. The organization will hold a meeting of Tibetan educators, writers and activists to discuss and share thoughts on human rights, democracy, and rights guaranteed to minorities under the Chinese constitution. Additionally, the organization will provide humanitarian support to current and former political prisoners.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $15,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Strengthening International Support for Human Rights in Tibet
Organization Name: International Tibet Network
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To increase the effectiveness of the global movement for human rights in Tibet. The organization will coordinate the development and implementation of strategic campaigns for greater freedom in Tibet, produce advocacy materials, conduct capacity building trainings for members, and organize international meetings of Tibet support groups.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $10,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Organization Name: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document, and highlight political repression and human rights violations in Tibet. The grantee will conduct research on the human rights situation and legal landscape in Tibet and the status of Tibetan democracy in exile, and it will produce a variety of reports based on its findings. It will also strengthen its Chinese research desk and create an interactive database on Tibetan political prisoners.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $21,500
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Tibet Times Newspaper
Organization Name: International Tibet Independence Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide the Tibetan public with independent and accurate information on developments in Tibet and in the exile community and to promote open discussion among intellectuals and the general public on civic issues, including human rights and democracy. The organization will publish and distribute a Tibetan-language newspaper three times a month, and maintain a website that is updated daily.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $870
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Amplifying Voices from Tibet
Organization Name: The Tibet Relief Fund of the United Kingdom
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Tibet (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To amplify the voices of Tibetans in Tibet and to increase understanding of political and social conditions in the country from the Tibetans' point of view. The organization will translate articles written by popular bloggers in China from Mandarin and Tibetan into English, and disseminate them widely to encourage accountability and highlight Chinese government policy in Tibet.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $11,930
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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