Africa Regional Democracy Fund - Eswatini Democracy and Human Rights Resilience Project

The summary for the Africa Regional Democracy Fund - Eswatini Democracy and Human Rights Resilience Project grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the US Mission to Eswatini, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Africa Regional Democracy Fund - Eswatini Democracy and Human Rights Resilience Project: A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Mbabane, Eswatini of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out the Eswatini Democracy and Human Rights Resilience Project. The main aim of the project is to build resilience through trainings and advocacy programs on human rights and democracy in Eswatini. Please follow all instructions below. Priority Region: All four regions of the country Program Objectives: The Eswatini Democracy and Human Rights Resilience Project will fill a need for U.S. action to change the narrative of U.S. programs funded in Eswatini and stimulate an end to the cycle of violence within Eswatini. Through this program, the grantee will capacitate new national leaders to actively engage in defending the Constitution of the Kingdom of Eswatini, to support the active engagement of civil society in the political life of the country/in pursuit of human rights and justice, to advocate for civic space that this would require, and contribute to the momentum to swing the pendulum in the direction of enduring justice. Project Objectives 1. To provide restorative relief for local human rights defenders, organizations, institutions, and allies to generate and sustain momentum for fundamental human rights in Eswatini. 2. To complement Southern Defenders by providing psychosocial support to the family and extended network of Thulani Maseko, strengthening resilience among advocates and allies of the former Lawyers for Human Rights network which Thulani Maseko co-founded. 3. To reinforce the work of human rights lawyers of the University of Eswatini (UNESWA) Legal Aid Clinic representing emaSwati in legal jeopardy and providing pro-bono services as a check on the power of the State to instill fear and marginalize those working for constructive change within Eswatini. 4. To strengthen public discourse on the value of human rights in Swati society, including press, media, social media and online for a and engagement, build new allies, confront misinformation, and build literacy about human rights in a manner to improve the country's commitment to and record of human rights conventions. Participants and Audiences: Citizens of Eswatini, the University of Eswatini Legal Aid Clinic, the Law Society, and other legal support civil society organizations, while boosting support to the fragmented Swaziland Human Rights Coalition which has degraded over the past several years.
Federal Grant Title: Africa Regional Democracy Fund - Eswatini Democracy and Human Rights Resilience Project
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Eswatini (DOS-SWZ)
Grant Categories: Law Justice and Legal Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: ARDF-MBA-FY22-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.225
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: September 15th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: September 15th, 2023
Posted Date: August 2nd, 2023
Creation Date: August 2nd, 2023
Archive Date: October 15th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $40,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $40,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $20,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: August 2nd, 2023
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
• Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non- governmental organizations. • Public and private educational institutions • For-profit organizations
Grant Announcement Contact
Nondumiso V Motsa
Phone 0026824179000
For Inquiries
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