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General Purposes

Youth Initiative for Human Rights - Croatia

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $70,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2015–June 30, 2017
  • Location Zagreb, Croatia
  • Geographic Focus Croatia

About this grant

The program goal is to engage young people in decisionmaking processes to promote and strengthen the rule of law, accountability, and transitional justice in Croatia and the Western Balkan region. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Croatia focuses on building the capacity of young people to address these issues and on increasing dialogue among young people from all sides of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. During 2013-2015, the grantee organized training on transitional justice and civic engagement for young people from war-affected regions of Croatia, worked with young people and local communities to establish memorials, monitored and reported on progress to identify missing persons from the conflicts of the 1990s and prosecution of war crimes, organized educational activities, and developed regional exchanges and study visits for young people. During the grant period, the grantee will advocate for accountability and responsibility for war crimes and human rights abuses; foster a culture of truth-telling and acknowledgement; promote justice for victims; and encourage coexistence and respect for religious, ethnic, and other differences. The grantee will also strengthen its capacities by diversifying income sources through new partnerships and social entrepreneurship and continuing to develop regional programming with partner organizations in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo. The grantee is based in Zagreb.