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Search results for Project Country: hong kong
Project Region: Asia
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Displaying records 1-22 of 22 results
All results totalling $3,735,051
Total may include redundant amount due to supplements.



Project Title: Supporting Free Expression in Hong Kong
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen voices defending freedom of information and expression. The grantee will work with local stakeholders to advocate for free expression and freedom of information in Hong Kong through solidarity building and public events calling attention to diminishing freedom of information.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $54,000
Project Title: Expanding Access to Justice in Hong Kong
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To expand and improve access to justice in Hong Kong for activists. The organization will identify and coordinate legal service providers for democracy activists, provide legal training for students and civil society members to empower them to defend themselves and their rights in legal fora, and develop a sustainable network among legal, medical, and social actors to respond rapidly and effectively to the needs of the democracy activist community.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $110,000
Project Title: Defending Rule of Law and Freedom in Hong Kong
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To engage a broad range of critical local and international stakeholders from both business and government sectors in the defense of rule of law in Hong Kong. The organization will research and report on how Hong Kong's prosperity hinges on the strength of its rule of law and freedoms, and will advocate for this crucial link to inform international foreign policy approaches to Hong Kong.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $33,223
Project Title: Building International Solidarity and Support for Freedom in Hong Kong
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To build international solidarity and support to defend fundamental freedoms and rule of law. The organization will inform international stakeholders on the deteriorating political situation in Hong Kong, advocate for strategic actions using available international and national mechanisms, and expand an international network of supporters through outreach, advocacy, and media engagement.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $76,568
Project Title: Supporting Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To build the capacity of Hong Kong activists-in-exile, and to raise awareness of and garner support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. The organization and its partner will leverage their extensive existing networks to support exiled activists and to sustain and grow activist communities remaining in Hong Kong, providing training to empower these communities to engage in effective advocacy. The organization will also strengthen regional and international support for the pro-democracy movement by coordinating with other rights NGOs, hosting outreach events, and implementing social media campaigns.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $90,000
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society and Human Rights Protection
Organization Name: Justice Centre Hong Kong Limited
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen democratic institutions and human rights protections. The organization will work with civil society networks and political leaders to improve compliance with international standards for human rights and will seek to increase the international community's awareness of human rights abuses in Hong Kong through advocacy and by supporting the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review's recommendations.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $84,330
Project Title: Documenting Human Rights Violations for Accountability in Hong Kong
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To fortify accountability initiatives addressing human rights violations. The organization will create a database to archive video, audio, and photographic documentation of human rights violations, and make it available to civil society seeking to facilitate access to redress and rehabilitation. The organization will also use the database to support legal and advocacy efforts through local and international mechanisms for justice.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Strengthening Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Protection
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen democratic institutions and human rights protections. The program will work with civil society networks and political leaders to improve compliance with international standards for human rights, and will seek to increase the international community's awareness of human rights abuses in Hong Kong through advocacy and as part of the Universal Periodic Review process.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $88,711
Project Title: Empowering Independent Journalists and Protecting Freedom of Information
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To expand the skills of experienced journalists and to train citizen journalists to strengthen freedom of information in Hong Kong. The organization will provide seasoned journalists with the skills and access to support services necessary to function safely and effectively, identify and train citizen journalists on best practices and professional standards, and develop an independent media network to protect freedom of information in Hong Kong.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $110,000
Project Title: Strengthening Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Protection
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen democratic institutions and human rights protections. Activities will include working with civil society networks and political leaders to improve compliance with international standards for human rights, and will seek to increase the international community's awareness of human rights abuses in Hong Kong.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $99,109
Project Title: Building Regional Solidarity and Empowering the Hong Kong Movement
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the Hong Kong movement through regional strategy and network building and to cultivate the next generation of Hong Kong activists. The organization will work to support Hong Kong's democracy movement by connecting it with like-minded actors within civil society networks in Asia, facilitating strategy and capacity-building opportunities, and raising awareness and solidarity through various regional platforms in Asia.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $150,000
Project Title: Expanding Worker Rights and Democracy
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To advance worker rights and democracy and strengthen the development of civil society. The center will support partners to strengthen democratic trade union efforts, including organizing, collective bargaining and advocacy skills. Project activities will raise public awareness and promote community participation on worker rights issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $133,600
Project Title: Supporting Civic Engagement on Fundamental Rights
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To support civic engagement on fundamental rights in Hong Kong by promoting dialogue on political reform and strengthening the capacity of civil society to advocate for guaranteed rights. The institute will build on past public opinion research to engender discussion on political reform. In addition, it will help to develop organizational management and advocacy capacities of an emerging legal advocacy group working to defend Hong Kong citizens' civil liberties.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $300,000
Project Title: Expanding Worker Rights and Democracy
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To expand worker rights and democracy, and promote the development of civil society in Hong Kong. The center will support partners to strengthen the capacity of trade, migrant worker, and domestic worker unions to organize, bargain collectively, engage in public policy advocacy, and increase public awareness of and participation in worker rights issues.
Year: 2017
Award Amount: $130,800
Project Title: Promoting Engagement of Fundamental Rights
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To facilitate engagement on Hong Kong's growing threats to guaranteed rights. The institute will organize a seminar series in Hong Kong on how national security can be protected while safeguarding fundamental rights and will facilitate international advocacy for Hong Kong scholars, legal practitioners, and civil society leaders to raise awareness of recent developments among influential international stakeholders.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $200,000
Project Title: Expanding Worker Rights and Democracy
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To expand worker rights and democracy and promote the development of civil society in Hong Kong. The center will support partners to strengthen the capacity of trade unions, including migrant and domestic worker unions, to organize, bargain and advocate for better protections for workers, and to raise public awareness and promote participation in worker rights issues.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $155,000
Project Title: Promoting Evidence-Based Dialogue and Policy-Making
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To create pathways for constructive dialogue on key political issues in response to threats to guaranteed rights in Hong Kong and the "One Country, Two Systems" framework. The institute will promote evidence-based dialogue on Hong Kong's future based on citizen views of political and economic issues.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $325,000
Project Title: Expanding Worker Rights And Democracy
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To expand worker rights and democracy, and promote the development of civil society in Hong Kong, the Center will support partners to strengthen the capacity of trade unions to organize, bargain and advocate for better protections for workers, and to raise public awareness and promote participation in worker rights issues.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $194,710
Project Title: Strengthening Citizen Election Observation
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen citizen election observation efforts in Hong Kong in advance of the September 2020 Legislative Council election. The institute will carry out a program that will provide technical and financial assistance to newly formed groups focusing on election monitoring, get-out-the-vote efforts, and local capacity building to improve all stages of the electoral process.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $350,000
Project Title: Promoting Democratic and Labor Rights
Organization Name: Solidarity Center (SC)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote and protect democratic and labor rights in Hong Kong, the center will work with partners to provide immediate capacity-building support, organizational stability, and integration with the pro-democracy movement to newly-founded unions. The project will also challenge political retaliation by employers against workers based on their support or participation in the pro-democracy protests, in an effort to protect freedom of assembly, free speech, the right to strike, and other democratic rights in Hong Kong.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $350,000
Project Title: Amplifying Citizens' Perspectives on Political Participation
Organization Name: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: The Institute will amplify the voices of Hong Kong citizens by supporting the dissemination of public opinion poll findings on democratic development. Further, to increase young Hong Kongers' ability to tell and share their stories, the Institute will support Hong Kong youth engagement through digital storytelling on everyday citizens' experiences with political participation. The Institute will also support international engagement and advocacy on political reform and Hong Kong's democratic development.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $350,000
Project Title: Supporting Unity Among Student Activists (SUSA)
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Asia
Project Country: Hong Kong (China)
Project Focus: Strengthening Political Institutions
Description: To improve coordination between Hong Kong student groups in advance of the September Legislative Council Elections, increase their ability to get their message to international audiences, and provide them with key regional and international connections, the Institute will host a series of skills-building workshops, sustained mentorship activities, and a conference on effecting democratic change in challenging circumstances. This program will support individuals well-placed to maximize political participation and bolster turnout in the lead-up to this critical vote and support those individuals to make the most of the electoral result.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $250,000