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Search results for Project Country: Russia
Project Region: Eurasia
Year: 2016
Project Focus:
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All results totalling $7,417,548
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Project Title: Strengthening Women's Organizations
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen civil society and to improve the ability of women to protect their rights. Trainings and seminars with young women will be held to address pressing social issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $12,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: History and Human Rights
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To foster public awareness and discussion of historical memory and human rights in Russia. Discussions on historical memory will be hosted and a website dedicated to providing information on these issues will be maintained.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $45,900
Project Title: Informational Visits Program
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote a fact-based narrative on recent international developments for the Russian-speaking public. Project activities will help network public figures and human rights activists by conducting an informational visits program, after which participants can share their recently acquired knowledge with the public.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $61,981
Project Title: Counteracting Discrimination Against Minorities
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To reduce instances of hate crimes. A series of trainings for volunteers, activists and members of the community at large will be conducted on public activism and means of responding to hate crimes.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $42,164
Project Title: Enhancing Journalist Expertise
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To increase capacity of journalists to report on decisions of Russian courts and the impact that they have on human rights in Russia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $9,993
Project Title: Youth Engagement
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To involve youth in civil society. The organization will hold a series of seminars for young people and conduct an informational campaign to raise broader awareness.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $30,415
Project Title: Enhancing Advocacy and Communication Capacity of NGOs
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the public outreach capacity of civic organizations in Russia. A series of communication and advocacy training programs for Russian activists and representatives of civic organizations will be conducted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $57,849
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Protecting Civil Society Activists
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster the respect of, and adherence to, international norms on human rights, rule of law and democratic values in Russia. Activities will include maintaining a website and providing informational and legal support to activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $97,998
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: News from Russia
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform international audiences about recent developments in Russia. A website offering news and analyses of important events in Russia will be maintained and support to civil society activists will be offered.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $39,260
Project Title: Supporting Freedom of Information
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To support freedom of information. The organization will also maintain their website with regularly updated news and information.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $49,488
Project Title: Human Rights Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To conduct a human rights and legal education program including leadership trainings for local NGOs, student workshops, and legal trainings for prison monitors.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $21,000
Project Title: Mobile Exhibit
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To raise public awareness of the history of Soviet repression. A historical exhibit will be developed and created and a website to provide the Russian public with information on historical events will be created and maintained.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $88,484
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor gross human rights violations in Russia. The organization will publicize the results of its monitoring on its website, through partner NGOs, and in local and national media outlets.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $93,700
Project Title: Improving Access to Information
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To improve access to information and to support local civil society. The organization will provide legal consultations and assistance to local citizens and activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $10,433
Project Title: Promoting Independent Media
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote the independent assessment of political, social, and human rights developments in Russia. Information and analysis on political, social, and human rights developments from its regions will be provided.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $64,700
Project Title: Improving Access to Information
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To improve access to information, to support grassroots ecological initiatives and to improve the quality of journalistic reporting on access to information issues. The organization will work with journalists and volunteers to teach them about their rights.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $31,040
Project Title: Hall of Memory, Center of Tolerance
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote the knowledge of human rights and legal norms through the flow of reliable, unbiased information about the history of repression in Russia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $24,870
Project Title: Freedom of Information
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To maintain and expand a news website that focuses on civil society and human rights. The organization will maintain their website with regularly updated news and information.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $200,000
Project Title: Support for Investigative Journalism
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase the availability of independent investigative journalism in Russia and on Russia-related issues. The organization will conduct a high-quality investigative journalism program and publish the reporting online.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $68,600
Project Title: Fostering Civic Engagement
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote civic consciousness, cultivate better understanding of democratic institutions and values, and foster independent critical thinking. Civic and legal education programs for students will be developed, networking among programs will be encouraged, and technical and information assistance to students will be provided.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,656
Project Title: Independent Internet Television
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide an independent source of national-level news and analysis of current events to the Russian public. An Internet television program covering pressing social topics in Russia will be produced.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $33,200
Project Title: Providing Independent Local Reporting
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise awareness of local issues and to provide accurate information on local and national news. A website covering local news, events, and civic initiatives will be maintained.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Promoting Accountability
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To expose instances of corruption among public officials at the regional and federal levels. Public records will be used to research and investigate reports of corruption and document evidence of corrupt activities. The research will be publicized online and through collaboration with media partners.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $48,326
Project Title: Democracy Network
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To support the development of a resource hub for civil society organizations. Awareness will be raised of programs helping democrats at risk to continue their work in increasingly challenging conditions. Activities will also include providing new technical resources to build the capacity of those activists who are developing innovative responses to new repressive legal norms.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $106,273
Project Title: Increasing Access to Justice
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To support the rule of law and improve access to justice. Legal support to victims of human rights violations will be offered and activities aimed at raising public awareness on issues concerning the rule of law and access to justice will be conducted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $29,990
Project Title: Investigative Journalism and Independent News
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase the availability of quality Russian-language investigative journalism and to provide the public with an independent source of news and analysis on developments in Russia. The organization will publish its investigative reporting, analytical articles, and current events coverage online.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $49,064
Project Title: Monitoring Courts
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To promote the rule of law and judicial accountability. Activities will focus on promoting accountability and transparency in the judicial system by monitoring court proceedings and publishing the results.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $34,780
Project Title: Legal Defense for Civil Society
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To protect fundamental freedoms. Legal defense to civil society organizations, activists, and others, will be provided and strategic litigation to oppose laws and practices that deny citizens their fundamental freedoms will be pursued.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $200,000
Project Title: Civil Society Support
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support civic education and public dialogue. Events will be hosted, including public discussions, seminars, lectures, roundtables and trainings, and civil society activists and organizations will be networked.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $155,750
Project Title: Increasing the Capacity of NGOs
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To increase the capacity of civil society organizations. Representatives of civil society will be trained in human rights history and law. A series of trainings and events for professionals working on these topics will be organized.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $44,500
Project Title: Supporting Activists
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide support for civil society and human rights activists. Activities will include consultations with its partner networks and offering legal, informational, and technical assistance to activists who are under pressure because of their work.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $52,291
Project Title: Countering Transborder Corruption
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To increase the capacity and effectiveness of those working to combat Russian transborder corruption. Activities will include creatomg international networks between activists, journalists, and others seeking to develop new tools for exposing transborder corruption and its international consequences and to enhance the effectiveness of international and domestic accountability mechanisms in affected countries. A series of seminars for Russian and European anti-corruption activists and investigative journalists will be conducted, a corruption researcher's handbook will be published, an international conference on transborder corruption issues will be held, and an analytical report on the topic will be published.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $96,933
Project Title: Leadership Training
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To build the capacity of civil society activists. A civic participation and leadership education program will be implemented.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $96,877
Project Title: Supporting Freedom of Information
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To improve the availability of objective information. An independent news source will be operated and will work with bloggers, journalists, and activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $80,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Civil Society
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the capacities of civic activists and journalists to conduct their work. Informational and professional support to civic activists and journalists in Russia as they conduct projects will be offered.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $39,890
Project Title: Providing an Open Space for Civil Society
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enhance the capacity of civil society in Russia. Public events will be held, collaboration between civic activists and organizations will be promoted, and civic education programs will be organized.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $43,494
Project Title: Youth for Civil Society
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To educate youth about human rights and civil society. The organization will hold a series of seminars, trainings and debates for local youth.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $34,075
Project Title: Supporting Independent Media
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase public awareness of social, political, and human rights developments in Russia. Content related to the development of democratic norms and competitive politics in Russia will be published.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $39,600
Project Title: Publicizing Corruption
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To raise public awareness of corruption. A series of activities aimed at bringing information and research about cases of corruption to the public's attention will be conducted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $39,627
Project Title: Legal Aid
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To help citizens protect their rights and to raise awareness of human rights violations. Support to the victims of human rights abuses will be provided, abuses will be monitored and information about abuses will be published. In addition, citizens will be trained to better understand and defend their rights.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $25,230
Project Title: Blogger School
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To improve access to high-quality, independent investigative journalism in Russia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $10,040
Project Title: Engaging Activists in Russia's Regions
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To promote the development of civil society in Russia. Research on local-level civic activism will be carried out and organizations and civic activists will receive support in developing their capacity to plan and conduct activities.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $46,924
Project Title: Resolving Social Issues
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To facilitate the discussion of approaches to addressing social issues in Russia and to foster cooperation between activists. An event dedicated to the discussion of social issues in Russia and how to address them will be held.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $46,077
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Information Network
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide reliable and accurate information on local events through a network of regional correspondents. Activities will include maintenance of a website with regularly updated news and information.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $65,000
Project Title: Promoting Discussion of Historical Events
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform the public about and to foster open discussion of recent historical events. Documentary materials addressing these issues will be produced and presented.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $20,790
Project Title: Human Rights Education
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote greater understanding of human rights and civic responsibility among the youth. The organization will hold trainings and seminars on human rights and will expand its online presence.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $30,076
Project Title: News Website
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To improve access to objective and independent information about current events to the public. A news website that provides objective and independent reporting on a regular basis will be maintained.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $43,328
Project Title: Diaspora Capacity Building
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enhance the capacity of the Russian diaspora in Europe. Project activities will include organizing Russians living in Europe and activating their potential to support democratic development in Russia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $39,720
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To provide informational and legal assistance to civil society organizations and activists. Consultations and trainings that address current challenges facing civil society will be conducted, after which it will follow up with participants to gauge their understanding of these issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $122,460
Project Title: Increasing Access to Ecological Information
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To improve access to information about human rights and environmental issues. Activities will include consultations with experts in these fields, hosting discussions, and maintaining a website dedicated to discussing these issues in addition to printing informational materials on important and timely topics.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $49,978
Project Title: Historical Memory
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of human rights violations and the importance of civil society. The organization will host human rights-oriented outreach events.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $53,000
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Supporting Activists
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide support for activists under pressure. Legal and technical assistance to individual activists facing pressure or threats due to the nature of their work will be provided, and capacity-building and technical support for activists and organizations will be offered.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $43,855
Project Title: Independent Research and Analysis
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To improve the availability of accurate information and independent analysis about Russian society. The project will conduct research and analysis of current events and will publish the results of its research and analyses online.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $55,500
Project Title: Access to Information
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise awareness about human rights issues and other important events. Impartial, balanced information will be presented to the Russian-speaking public and media through a series of publications and informational materials.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $94,980
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Protecting Civil Society Activists
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster the respect of, and adherence to, international norms on human rights, rule of law and democratic values in Russia. Activities will include maintaining a website and providing support to activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $33,800
Project Title: Human Rights Report
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise awareness about human rights issues. Impartial, balanced information will be presented to the Russian-speaking public and media.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $11,980
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Civic Activism
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To improve the availability of unbiased, locally relevant information and to increase citizen engagement in Russia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Public Dialogue
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support civil society and human rights activists. Discussions on history and human rights will be hosted and informational and resource support will be offered to activists, local NGOs and initiative groups.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $48,000
Project Title: Public Movements, Past and Present
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To improve public awareness and understanding of the role of repression in Russian history. Activities will include hosting a series of discussions and public events on this topic and providing information on historical events through its website.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $80,329
Project Title: Human Rights Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To promote knowledge of and respect for human rights and to improve access to justice. Human rights and legal education programs for citizens will be conducted and technical and legal assistance to civil society activists will be provided.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $62,170
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Information
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To provide citizens and members of civic groups with information regarding current events in Russia. A website will be maintained with regularly updated news and information.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $43,000
Project Title: Defending Women's Rights
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote awareness of women's rights and the role of women in a democratic society. A civic education program addressing women's rights issues will be conducted and legal assistance to women will be offered.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $37,820
Project Title: Supporting Independent Media
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide an independent source of information on developments in Russia and the world for Russian-language audiences. An independent Russian-language media project to provide high-quality reporting to the public will be conducted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $45,546
Project Title: Raising Awareness of History
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To protect historically and culturally relevant landmarks from misuse, neglect, and theft. The organization will raise public awareness about these issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $18,688
Project Title: Information Network
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To maintain a nationwide information news collection network. A website will be maintained with regularly updated news and information.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $46,000
Project Title: Assistance to Journalists
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase the availability of quality and independent journalism in Russia. Independent journalists and media outlets in Russia will be supported to produce high-quality reporting on important social issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $61,700
Project Title: Increasing Access to Justice
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To support the rule of law and improve access to justice in Russia. Legal support will be provided, and activities aimed at raising public awareness on issues concerning the rule of law and access to justice in Russia will be conducted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $29,636
Project Title: Supporting Civic Activism
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enable Russian citizens to better protect their rights and to support grassroots initiatives. Project activities will include offering legal support assistance to citizens whose rights have been violated and conducting a series of activities aimed at supporting grassroots initiatives in Russia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $30,700
Project Title: Protecting Civil Society Activists
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To foster the respect of, and adherence to, international norms on human rights, rule of law and democratic values in Russia. Activities will include maintaining a website and providing informational and legal support to activists.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $9,914
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Enhancing Advocacy and Communication Capacity of NGOs
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the public outreach capacity of civic organizations in Russia. A series of communication and advocacy training programs for Russian activists and representatives of civic organizations will be conducted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $3,249
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: News Website
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To improve access to alternative information about current events. The organization will maintain an informational website on current events in Russia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $16,928
Project Title: Human Rights Website
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To protect the rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly in Russia. Informational and legal aid to minority groups and activists will be offered and public awareness campaigns on these issues will be conducted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $4,000
Project Title: Protection of Ethnic Minorities
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To defend minority rights in Russia. Project activities will include providing legal aid and consultations to representatives of minority populations on an as-needed basis.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $32,900
Project Title: Defending Human Rights
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To protect human rights and raise awareness of abuses. Legal aid will be provided and public events held to discuss human rights problems.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Assistance to Activists and NGOs
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To protect the rights of Russian NGOs and civil society activists. Project activities will focus on defending civil society in Russia by providing legal assistance and information to civic activists and organizations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $89,594
Project Title: Local Governance Schools
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To promote engagement by citizens in public activities at the local level in the country. The organization will carry out a series of training programs focused on local governance issues in Russia.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $51,700
Project Title: Information Portal
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To inform citizens about human rights and ecological problems and ways of resolving them. A website with regularly updated news and information about these issues will be maintained and assistance in networking journalists and activists will be offered.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $68,551
Project Title: Protecting Human Rights
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To reduce the incidence of human rights violations, to strengthen the compliance with and application of international human rights standards, and to help citizens understand their rights. Free legal support will be provided and an informational campaign will be run.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $110,038
Project Title: Support for Independent Journalism
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase the amount of quality independent journalism available to the public. The organization will publish its reporting on significant social issues online.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $44,000
Project Title: Supporting Civil Society
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To maintain a center for the support of citizen initiatives and nonprofit organizations and to counteract negative portrayals of civil society by highlighting the positive contributions that human rights organizations, initiative groups, and individual activists and volunteers make to society. Trainings will be hosted and awareness campaigns on these issues will be conducted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Assisting Civil Society
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To reduce the incidence of human rights violations by law enforcement agencies. Project activities will include advocating on behalf of victims of human rights violations and coordinating efforts to resist attempts by the government to persecute civil society organizations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $55,610
Project Title: Resolving Social Issues
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To facilitate the discussion of approaches to addressing social issues in Russia and to foster cooperation between activists. An event dedicated to the discussion of social issues in Russia and how to address them will be held.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $11,850
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Networking
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To support local human rights NGOs. A network of regional human rights NGOs will conduct a nationwide human rights monitoring program and carry out public campaigns on issues of local relevance.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $56,040
Project Title: Supporting Civil Society
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To provide informational and legal assistance to civil society and to raise awareness of human rights violations. Assistance will be provided online and through in-person consultations.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Title: Increasing Access to Information
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To provide access to accurate information about important ecological issues. Violations of citizens' rights will be monitored, legal and informational expertise will be offered, and information will be publicized.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $66,896
Project Title: Civic Education
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To promote democratic ideas and values. Seminars on democratic ideas and values will be organized. Topics will seek to educate people on how best to teach citizens about their rights and the difference this knowledge can make in their everyday lives.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $40,360
Project Title: Raising Awareness of Human Rights
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide free legal representation and consultation to victims of human rights violations. Project activities will include collecting information about human rights violations, and providing assistance to victims, including utilizing regional or international instruments for human rights protection and defense.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $67,860
Project Title: Independent News and Commentary
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide a quality source of national news and independent commentary to Russian-language audiences. Video news programs will be published online featuring analysis and commentary.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $51,658
Note: This is the total grant amount and includes a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Education and Legal Assistance
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To promote adherence to laws protecting human rights and to defend migrants' rights. A human rights education and training program for civil society activists will be conducted and legal assistance to migrants on how best to defend their rights will be offered.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $3,472
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Anti-Corruption Website
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To increase the accountability of public officials and to involve more citizens in anti-corruption efforts. A website with information about combating corruption will be maintained. Activities will include updating its website with specific examples of corruption among local officials and distributing information about combating corruption.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $53,387
Project Title: Legal Resource Center
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide legal assistance to victims of human rights abuses and to disseminate information concerning such cases. Regular monitoring of human rights abuses will be conducted in collaboration with other NGOs.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $66,664
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor human rights violations. Project activities will include monitoring human rights abuses, providing legal consultations, and conducting analyses of previous instances of violations. An informational website will be maintained.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $106,300
Project Title: Investigating and Combating Extremism and Xenophobia
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To improve understanding of the problems of extremism and xenophobia as a part of Russian public life. The organization will research, monitor, and analyze events and news related to extremism.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $29,575
Project Title: Enhancing Public Access to Information
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To provide accurate information to Russian-speaking audiences. Activities will include reporting on current events involving Russia, publishing information online, and working with journalists in order to improve their reporting and expand their readership.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $41,180
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To enable young people and their families to protect their rights and to decrease the frequency of human rights abuses. Human rights seminars and consultations will be conducted on these issues.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $49,900
Project Title: Historical Memory
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of human rights violations and the importance of civil society. The organization will host human rights-oriented outreach events.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $20,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Human Rights Education
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise awareness of human rights and to enable participants to better defend their rights. A series of trainings and roundtables will be conducted to improve participants' awareness of their rights and to develop strategies for defending them.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $38,112
Project Title: Fighting Internet Censorship
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To raise public awareness about and combat censorship of online information. Information on freedom of information issues will be published and technical assistance will be provided.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $30,000
Project Title: Defending Human Rights
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To raise the awareness of human rights violations and to lower tensions between minority communities and local officials. Free legal aid will be rendered and a series of roundtables and conferences to deepen local understanding of human rights will be conducted.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $59,521
Project Title: Promoting Freedom of Information
Project Region: Eurasia
Project Country: Russia
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote freedom of information by monitoring official information resources. Analyses of proposed and current legislation regarding freedom of information will be conducted and information about these issues will be published online.
Year: 2016
Award Amount: $132,061
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