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General Purposes

Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2006
  • Location Moscow, Russia
  • Geographic Focus Russia, Russia

About this grant

The Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights supports human rights protection by addressing public policy issues and facilitating grassroots civic participation in policy decisions.Multiyear funding will enable the center to continue supporting public advocacy campaigns; providing analytical research; monitoring legislation; organizing policy input events; facilitating non-governmental organization (NGO) coalitions and networks; and maintaining its Web site. Activities will focus on continuing to develop the Russian NGO network against racism; monitoring of and public action against hate speech in Russian mass media; developing a specialized Web site for Russian human rights activists in the practical application of international human rights mechanisms; organizing a nationwide campaign for democratic alternative civil service and a public campaign for the reform of NGO taxation; and supporting NGO-government dialogues and youth discussions on civil society and civic activism.Activities during the past two years included distributing analytical materials to the Russian parliament and government; establishing NGO coalitions and networks to combat racism, ethnic discrimination, intolerance, xenophobia and extremism in Russia; organizing events and exchanges; and advocating for reform of NGO taxation.