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Search results for Project Country: Cuba
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Focus:
Displaying records 126-150 of 178 results
All results totalling $19,214,826
Total may include redundant amount due to supplements.


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Project Title: Legal Aid to Cuban Civil Society
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Rule of Law
Description: To assist Cuban citizens and pro-democracy activists on legal matters. Research on legal matters will be produced and independent legal assistance will be provided to pro-democracy activists and the Cuban population at large. An informational bulletin on legal matters will be produced and distributed, and a blog featuring articles covering legal topics will be maintained.
Year: 2018
Award Amount: $24,000
Project Title: Strengthening Democratic Leadership and Community-based Activism
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the leadership and community organizing skills of pro-democracy activists in Cuba. A training program and an information campaign on peaceful activism, community organizing, human rights, and democracy will be carried out. Community-based activities will be conducted to engage Cuban citizens as part of the group's efforts to foster a peaceful democratic opening.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $130,000
Project Title: Strengthening Critical Thinking and Democratic Values in Cuba
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote critical thinking, the free flow of information, and democratic values in Cuba. The organization will consolidate the reach and impact of its digital media content through its own magazine. To build historical memory, the organization will develop an archive that features a collection of historic documents and materials on Cuban and Latin American history. It will disseminate this information and its publications among its counterparts in Cuba.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: Strengthening Independent Media and Accountability in Cuba
Organization Name: Fundacion Espacio Publico
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen Cuban journalists' capacity to promote greater government accountability in Cuba and to promote interactions and links among Cuban and Latin American independent journalists. The organization will carry out a training program on how to conduct investigative journalism. The Cuban participants will also receive advice and feedback on their work from an editorial board composed of Latin American journalists The organization will provide remote mentorship to the participants once they return to the island.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $104,000
Project Title: Strengthening Civil Society Capacity to Monitor and Report Human Rights Violations
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the human rights monitoring and documentation skills of Cuban civil society activists. The grantee will expand the knowledge of civil society activists to document and report human rights violations, primarily the Universal Human Rights System. The grantee will inform UN human rights officials about the state of human rights in the island, and will provide assistance to its partners as they submit their reports.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $25,063
Project Title: Strengthening Tools to Measure Governability and Social Conflict in Cuba
Organization Name:
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To strengthen analysis about governance in Cuba. The organization will develop a governability index to measure and compare Cuba's political system with other countries in the world. It will analyze the Cuban government's structure and performance in areas such as the rule of law, political participation, effectiveness, political stability, transparency and economic freedom. It will also assess the public's satisfaction with its government and track citizens' actions to promote policies that are more democratic through the creation of a social conflict observatory.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $88,200
Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Independent Media Professionals in Cuba
Organization Name: Clovek v tisni, o.p.s. (People in Need)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen the capacity of independent media professionals in Cuba. The grantee will provide Cuban beneficiaries with training and technical assistance to produce uncensored content on social, political, economic, and cultural developments in Cuba. The grantee will also build the technical capacity of independent organizations throughout Cuba to carry out initiatives aimed at increasing the free flow of information.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $200,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Latin American Fact-Checking Network
Organization Name: Fundacion la Voz Publica
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen the skills of independent Cuban journalists to include fact-checking and to promote an exchange of ideas and practices among members of the Latin American network. The organization will train Cubans, Venezuelans, and other independent journalists in the region on its fact-checking methodology. The group will also bring participants to its office for a two-week residency to learn about how a fact-checking organization operates and integrate them into the regional network where participants will share knowledge and information.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $89,900
Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Independent Civic Initiatives in Cuba
Organization Name: People in Need Slovakia (PIPA)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the capacity of independent civic centers and initiatives in Cuba to promote democratic ideas and values. Based in Bratislava, the organization will work with groups of independent lawyers, farmers, teachers, students, and community organizers to strengthen their institutional capacity and ability to carry out activities more effectively. In addition, the grantee will organize two study visits for its beneficiaries in Slovakia.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $110,000
Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Civil Society in Democratic Political Processes
Organization Name: Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the capacity of Cuban civil society activists to promote democratic and pluralistic elections on the island. Cuban participants will join election observation missions, attend workshops on election observation topics and a human rights training course. Additionally, the organization will raise awareness among Latin American electoral experts about the undemocratic nature of the Cuban electoral system.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $111,719
Project Title: Promoting Religious Freedom and Building Bridges within Civil Society
Organization Name: Christian Solidarity International
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To strengthen the capacity of independent journalists, human rights activists, and members of religious communities to document and report freedom of religion or belief violations (FoRB). The organization will build the capacity of these actors by offering trainings on rule of law, international legal mechanisms, and documenting rights violations. In addition, the organization will connect the Cuban participants with its Latin American legal networks Finally, the organization will engage in advocacy at the UN to increase awareness on FoRB violations in Cuba.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $98,700
Project Title: Promoting Local Accountability and Citizen Oversight
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Accountability and Governance
Description: To promote accountability of the local government. The group will conduct a mentorship program to assist citizens who seek solutions to the problems in their communities. The activists will work with community members in documenting the issues and elevating them to the local authorities to gain resolution. The organization will also produce a newsletter to raise awareness of these problems and to connect citizens with its initiatives and activists.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $118,020
Project Title: Promoting Leadership and Civic Participation in Cuban Society
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote leadership and civic participation of members of marginalized populations in Cuban society. The group will create a space for a variety of sectors of the population to interact, share ideas, and dialogue about problems facing their communities. The organization will carry out workshops for grassroots leaders on citizen participation, social dialogue, human rights and advocacy efforts.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $19,410
Project Title: Promoting Independent Thinking in Cuba
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote greater freedom of expression and independent thinking and writing among Cuban intellectuals. The organization will produce an online platform to promote debate around cultural and social issues in Cuba. Journalists, columnists, writers, and photographers who are unable to print their work in official media will have the opportunity to publish and disseminate the work.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $64,727
Project Title: Providing Uncensored Information to Cuban Pro-Democracy Activists
Organization Name: Cuban Democratic Directorate
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote greater access to uncensored information to Cuban pro-democracy activists and facilitate greater communication among them. The organization will produce radio programs with news and analysis about events taking place in Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and elsewhere around the world, which it will broadcast using its in-house radio station. The group will also support civic activities carried out by civil society activists in Cuba.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $650,000
Project Title: Regional School for Women's Leadership
Organization Name: Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir AC
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To enhance the capacity of women in leadership positions and strengthen their organizations with a gender perspective. Through trainings, women leaders will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to transform the reality of inequality and discrimination that they face within their organizations and communities. The organization will support Cuban activists as they include a gender perspective in the current work.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $154,000
Project Title: Promoting Tolerance and Pluralism in Cuba
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To promote greater tolerance and awareness about the importance of critical and independent voices to advance democratic values and ideas. The organization will carry out events to foster debate among a diverse set of actors about historical and current issues in Cuban society. To raise awareness among a wider audience, the event materials will be published and disseminated online.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $30,300
Project Title: Strengthening Democratic Dialogue on Cuban-Led Reform Ideas
Organization Name: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Civic Education
Description: To strengthen the capacity of independent pro-democracy think tanks in Cuba to develop independent and objective economic analysis and reform ideas and to generate the possibility for the formalization of independent civic and business associations. The center will provide support for two Cuban pro-democracy think tanks to attend mentoring workshops off the island, offer assistance for on-island activities, and arrange for their participation in an international conference.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $305,726
Project Title: Technology and Civic Participation in Cuba
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To promote awareness and foster debate over the impact of information and communication technology on citizen participation in Cuba. The organization will produce and publish news articles, investigative, and multimedia pieces to reach broader audiences on the impact of technology on social activism, and more broadly, citizen participation.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $53,600
Project Title: Supporting Independent Journalists in Cuba
Organization Name: Instituto Prensa y Sociedad
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To strengthen the reporting and investigative skills of Cuban independent journalists and to promote greater interaction between them and their Latin American counterparts. The organization will train journalists on fundamental concepts of journalism, and place them with a professional media outlet in Peru for an on-the-job experience. The grantee will foster interaction between Cuban and Latin American journalists through collaborative investigative pieces and bring Cuban journalists to the 2019 edition of the Latin American Conference on Investigative Journalism.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $70,523
Project Title: Supporting Independent Journalism in Cuba
Organization Name: CubaNet News, Inc.
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Freedom of Information
Description: To increase access to uncensored information in Cuba. The organization will work with independent journalists throughout the island to produce media content on social, political, economic, and cultural developments in Cuba. The organization's press coverage will be published in its online media platform, distribution mailing lists, and social media, to distribute independent and accurate information to Cuban citizens.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $225,271
Project Title: Supporting Human Rights Defenders in Cuba
Organization Name: Center for a Free Cuba
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To provide humanitarian assistance to political prisoners, their families, and human rights activists in Cuba. The organization will work with its partners to distribute humanitarian assistance to political prisoners, their family members, and other members of Cuban civil society. To increase access to uncensored information, the organization will also provide human rights defenders with technical equipment to document life in Cuba and convey information to outside organizations and actors.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $103,426
Project Title: Supporting Independent Writers and Artists in Cuba
Organization Name: Vista Larga Foundation Corp
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Democratic Ideas and Values
Description: To strengthen the capacity of independent Cuban writers and artists to produce and exhibit their work in uncensored community events. The group will provide mentorship for writers to improve their work and reach a larger audience. The group will also promote greater collaboration between Cuban writers and their Latin American counterparts.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $87,894
Project Title: Supporting Independent Unions, Self-Employed Workers, and Labor Rights in Cuba
Organization Name: Grupo Internacional para la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa en Cuba
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Freedom of Association
Description: To promote labor rights and strengthen the capacity of Cuba's independent labor movement. The organization will provide independent labor activists in Cuba with technical and financial assistance to forge a more coordinated labor movement on the island. In addition, the organization will work with a nascent association of self-employed workers to promote labor rights in the informal sector. It will also conduct an international information dissemination and awareness campaign on the situation regarding labor rights in Cuba.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $230,000
Project Title: Monitoring Human Rights in Cuba
Organization Name: Observatorio Cubano de Derechos Humanos
Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Project Country: Cuba
Project Focus: Human Rights
Description: To monitor, document, and raise international awareness about human rights violations in Cuba. The grantee will work with human rights defenders in Cuba to document and report these violations to international bodies. The grantee will use this information to raise global awareness about the state of human rights in Cuba.
Year: 2019
Award Amount: $12,175
Note: This amount is a supplement that was approved separately.
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