Monday, March 16, 2015

NED grant recipients, 2012

National Endowment for Democracy grant recipients, 2012

Afro-Cuban Alliance, Inc.
To encourage greater discussion and academic analysis about racial issues in Cuba. Afro-Cuba Alliance will publish a quarterly journal to inform readers on the island and in the international community about racial issues in Cuba, the experience of civil rights movements, and the efforts of civil rights activists towards greater racial equality.

Center for a Free Cuba
To provide humanitarian assistance to political prisoners, their families, human rights activists, youth activists, lawyers, teachers, artists and victims of repression in Cuba. In addition to humanitarian assistance, the Center will provide independent, democratic activists with important material support that will permit them to carry out their work in a more effective manner.

Civic Education
To promote democratic values and ideas and strengthen the leadership skills of pro-democracy activists in Cuba. The grantee will conduct a leadership training program and a public awareness campaign on peaceful activism, community organizing, human rights, and democracy.

Civic Education
To enhance the knowledge and understanding of democratic values and ideas among Cuban citizens. The organization will carry out a training program on democracy, the corresponding role of citizens, and the importance of civic-minded individuals to bring about democratic change.

Committee for Free and Democratic Cuban Unions
To promote greater awareness about the conditions faced by independent Cuban unionists. The CFDCU will bring together prominent labor leaders from around the world to lead a new global campaign to support independent workers in Cuba. By creating a dynamic web platform, leading an international awareness raising campaign, and coordinating a conference on independent unionism in Cuba, the CFDCU will work to reshape longstanding perceptions about the Cuban government's record on labor and human rights violations.

Cuban Democratic Directorate
To increase the Cuban democratic movement's access to uncensored information through Radio República broadcasts. Directorio will produce and broadcast original programming aimed at providing Cubans with an independent source of commentary and analysis about events throughout Cuba and around the world.

Cuban Democratic Directorate
To promote greater freedom of information and civic activism in Cuba. Through its Radio Republic broadcasts, this Miami-based organization will provide programming that incorporates the views of democratic activists from Cuba and informs communities about local social, political, economic and cultural developments. Directorio will also provide training and technical assistance to local grassroots activists to carry out civic and community-building initiatives throughout Cuba.

CubaNet News, Inc.
To promote greater freedom of information in Cuba. Cubanet will work with independent journalists throughout the island to produce uncensored media content on social, political, economic and cultural developments on the island. The Miami-based organization will showcase this information on its online media platform at and actively distribute it through an array of social media networks.

Fundación Hispano Cubana
To strengthen the work of civil society in Cuba and facilitate greater collaboration between local organizations. Fundación Hispano Cubana will support Cuban civil society organizations with technical and material assistance in order to increase the impact of their activities. Fundación Hispano Cubana will also help democratic activists in Cuba develop more effective strategies for disseminating information about their work and communicating with their fellow citizens.

Grupo Internacional para la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa en Cuba
To promote labor rights and defend Cuba's independent labor movement. GIRSCC will provide independent labor activists in Cuba with technical and financial assistance in an effort to forge a more coordinated labor movement on the island. This Miami-based organization will also conduct a worldwide information dissemination campaign on the situation regarding labor rights in Cuba.

Grupo Internacional para la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa en Cuba
To conduct additional activities related to raising international awareness about the state of labor rights in Cuba.

Human Rights
To provide humanitarian and logistical support to the human rights activists in Cuba.

Instituto Cubano por la Libertad de Expresión y Prensa
To promote greater freedom of information in communities throughout Cuba. This new Miami-based organization will support three grassroots groups across the island and help them develop community based publications that can be distributed to local residents. ICLEP will provide its counterparts in Cuba with the equipment and technical assistance necessary to implement the design and printing of these documents entirely inside Cuba.

International Platform For Human Rights In Cuba
To raise greater awareness about and promote greater international action on Cuba's continued non-compliance with human rights principles and standards. IPHRC will conduct a comprehensive analysis of international human rights instruments in order to document the many ways in which the Cuban government has systematically violated the rights of its citizens. This information will be presented to the diplomatic community in Europe and Latin America, as well as multilateral forums including the Universal Periodic Review (EPU) of the United Nations' Human Rights Council.

Instituto Político para la Libertad Peru
To provide Cuban pro-democracy activists with training on democracy and the use of the internet and social networking media. IPL will interact with youth and pro-democracy activists and provide them with training on democratic rights, access to information tools and international standards of freedom of expression.

People in Need
To support independent activists in Cuba. People in Need will carry out an innovative micro-grants program designed to provide targeted assistance to democratic activists working on projects to promote freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Cuba. People in Need will provide activists with the training and technical support needed to make their work more effective.

People in Need
To promote greater freedom of information and freedom of expression. The Czech Republic-based group will provide independent journalists with training and technical assistance to produce uncensored media content on social, political, economic and cultural developments in Cuba. People in Need will provide grassroots organizations throughout Cuba with small grants to carry out community-based initiatives in support of freedom of expression.

People in Peril Association CVO
To enhance the independent critical thinking skills of young Cubans and pro-democracy activists as well as to strengthen their knowledge on democratic transition processes. PIPA will provide educational material and expert support to informal civic centers in Cuba as to enhance their capacity to provide members of their communities with uncensored and unbiased information.

Rule of Law
To provide technical assistance to Cuban citizens.

Grant descriptions are from the 2012 NED Annual Report.

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