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Search results for Project Country: Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Year: 2020
Project Focus:
Displaying records 1-25 of 60 results
All results totalling $3,235,062
Total may include redundant amount due to supplements.


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Project Title: Strengthening Women as Community Leaders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the leadership capacity of women who have been victims of human rights abuses. The organization will carry out a human rights training program for women to educate them on human rights principles and political, social and economic freedoms. Women will reproduce the trainings in their local communities. The group will also provide women with legal, psychological and medical assistance to strengthen woman as leaders and to help them become a voice for other victims of violence.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Human Rights Perspective in Independent Journalism
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of independent journalists to incorporate a human rights perspective in their reporting. The group will train journalists, journalism students and activists to defend human rights by reducing discrimination and stigmatization in their news coverage. The organization will prioritize reporting about citizens in vulnerable situations such as human trafficking, forced migration, and LGBTI populations. It will publish guides and emblematic cases on its website and carry out an advocacy event in five states.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Leadership Capacity of Women in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the leadership capacity of Venezuelan women and to raise awareness about the challenges female politicians and activists face. The organization will carry out a training program for activists on human rights defense and political and civic participation. It will also provide legal support to women who are victims of gender-based violence. The group will launch an advocacy campaign to raise the visibility about the lack of female participation in civil society and politics.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Nascent Civil Society Organizations
Organization Name: Clovek v tisni, o.p.s. (People in Need)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen the institutional and advocacy capacity of nascent organizations in Venezuela to defend the rights of vulnerable groups and report human rights violations; and to empower human rights defenders and victims of political violence. Trainings, mentoring and small grants consolidate new civil society voices. Rights violations in Eastern Venezuela will be documented and highlighted.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $99,993
Project Title: Supporting Democratic Youth Leaders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enhance the leadership, organizational and networking capacity of youth to engage in the recovery of democracy in Venezuela; and to foster the international solidarity with the Venezuelan cause by raising the profiles and messages of youth leaders. The organization will support and build the capacity of the next generation of civil society leaders and their organizations' staffers.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $59,512
Project Title: Protecting Human Rights in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide assistance to victims of human rights abuses in Venezuela and before international mechanisms; and to raise international visibility on the human rights situation in Venezuela. Victims of arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances receive legal representation. A report on the prevalence of this issue is published.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $69,450
Project Title: Protecting Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen a national human rights network. Activities will include the provision of technical and advocacy skills, and assistance to human rights activists as needed. Legal and material assistance will also be provided to select beneficiaries. Dissemination of human rights violations with the international community will also be part of the project.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Promoting Youth Leadership and Democratic Values
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To expand and strengthen a network through promoting democratic values; and to bolster democratic knowledge, leadership skills, and participation of citizens through democratic capacity-building efforts. Activities will include civic education workshops and cultural events targeting vulnerable communities. Dissemination of democratic ideas and values will occur with participants among their respective communities.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Providing Live Coverage of Political Developments
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To consolidate a nationwide network of journalists to offer timely coverage of political developments in Venezuela. Journalists and citizens will be trained on journalistic principles and the use of appropriate technology, and will be field to several regions of the country. Special reports on the migration and humanitarian crisis will be produced.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $120,263
Project Title: Promoting Transitional Justice Principles
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote transitional justice principles. Technical assistance will be provided and workshops will occur. There will also be a communications campaign on these issues.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $47,700
Project Title: Promoting Solutions Based Journalism
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen media ecosystems in Venezuela. Training programs will be conducted for journalists working on select stories. Tailored mentorship will also provide a space for additional learning. Stories will be published.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Strengthening Communication, Leadership and Outreach Capacity
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To strengthen internal communication and cohesion; and to consolidate a nationwide network of social and political activists. Regional communications teams will improve the flow of information and strengthen local activism. Grassroots organizations working on eight social sectors will be mapped in a database.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $120,000
Project Title: Strengthening Freedom of Association
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote freedom of association in Venezuela. Activities will include a survey of labor rights violations, an analysis of trends, and the development of information for domestic and international audiences. Public events and forums will also be conducted to discuss and raise awareness on freedom of association in the country.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Strengthening Human Rights Defenders in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen human rights defenders' capacity to protect themselves from physical and digital attacks against them and to raise awareness about the human rights situation in Venezuela through international advocacy. The organization will train independent civil society members to identify, mitigate and prevent risks that threaten their lives. The group will also monitor the human right situation and alert the public and independent media when attacks occur. It will produce reports quarterly and annually that it will present to international bodies to raise awareness of the worsening situation.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: Strengthening Human Rights Defenders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To consolidate a network of human rights defenders to document and denounce human rights violations; and to promote increased collaboration and advocacy efforts at the international level for a coordinated response to the humanitarian crisis. Grassroots leaders will learn how to document, denounce violations, and advocate for solutions regarding human rights abuses.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $51,450
Project Title: Reporting on Human Rights Violations and the Humanitarian Crisis
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To enhance journalists, activists and communications students use of journalism to document and report on human and social rights violations. The organization will document and write pieces about the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. The organization will continue to train and guide its networks' members, and strengthen its ability to document and collect high-impact stories to shed light on the ongoing crisis and human rights abuses through case studies, and multimedia products.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,000
Project Title: Reducing Polarization in Communities in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen Venezuela's social fabric and to reduce polarization in society. The organization will map out the needs of communities and invite members to participate in local dialogues. It will employ a deliberative democracy model to engage citizens in discussions about key problems citizens are facing. The group will also carry out trainings to help citizens launch advocacy campaigns and to raise awareness about the challenges they face. It will publish the outcomes of the discussions and its resources on its website and on social media.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Strengthening a Network of Women Leaders
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the leadership capacity of women in seven states in Venezuela and to contribute to mapping the risks, challenges and priorities that Venezuelan women face in low income communities. The group will train women on democratic ideas and values and support them in the creation of a women's leadership network. Working in low-income communities, the organization will invite selected leaders to take part in a fellowship program aimed at replicating its training, bringing together women and community members to hold discussions, and monitoring and reporting on the human rights situation.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Venezuela Accountability Project
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To explore practical legal options for justice and accountability for perpetrators of atrocity crimes suffered by the Venezuelan people. The organization will collaborate with local and international stakeholders to analyze and convert existing raw information into case dossiers, legal memoranda, and indictments, which could be used by the international authorities to bring individual perpetrators to justice.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $48,250
Project Title: Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in Low-Income Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Organization Name: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To support community resilience and increase citizens' capacity to respond to problems that have emerged or become acutely worse due to COVID-19 in Venezuela, the Institute will work with local partners to teach community members the skills needed to engage in social entrepreneurship and implement project initiatives. These activities will help community members become problem solvers and grow independent from the regime's control, ultimately ensuring the preservation and recovery of democratic spaces in the country, which will be fundamental in any transition to democracy.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $200,000
Project Title: Strengthening Female Leadership in Venezuela
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Political Processes
Description: To empower women in Venezuela through capacity-building, and to foster the organization, coordination, and articulation of female leaders. Women in leadership positions will be empowered and will establish strategic alliances to articulate and promote their interests and agendas. Women's participation in political parties and civil society will be improved.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Human Rights
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of civil society network in region. This network will be expanded to advocate for human rights and democracy in several states of Venezuela. This network will document and denounce rights violations, document illegal activities, and will collaborate with domestic and international organizations to raise the visibility of select cases.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $45,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Monitoring Human Rights Violations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of human rights defenders and organizations to engage citizens in monitoring and advocating for human rights and to facilitate discussions on transitional justice and reconciliation. Activists in several regions will increase their understanding of concepts and tools for human rights documentation and learn about the peace process and transitional justice.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $50,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Circumventing Censorship and Informing Citizens
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To circumvent government censorship of independent media, allowing citizens to access daily news reports. Short daily audio and video reports, a weekly broadcast, and a new program summarizing investigations will be disseminated. All content produced will be disseminated and posted online. In addition, a targeted communications campaign will be conducted.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $43,618
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
Project Title: Promoting Youth Engagement
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Venezuela
Project Focus: NGO Strengthening
Description: To strengthen youth leadership and help articulate a national network of youth groups. Young leaders from across Venezuela will be identified and trained, and they will carry out joint activities and a cohesive advocacy strategy. A national forum will be organized and the organization will provide training to the participants attending the forum.
Year: 2020
Award Amount: $40,000
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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