• Empowering residents of waterfront slums to advocate for an inclusive city

    Stakeholder Democracy Network and Human City Media Advocacy Initiative in Nigeria are empowering residents of waterfront slums to use music and other art forms to advocate for a more inclusive cityscape. It is estimated that between 20 and 40 percent of the city of Port Harcourt’s population lives in self-built waterfront settlements.  The government in […]

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  • Promoting greater women’s participation in governance in India

    Centre for Social Research is generating public and governmental support around greater representation and participation of women in national and state governance structures in India. The project is advocating for the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill, which seeks to reserve 33 per cent of seats in parliament and state legislative assemblies for women. Women’s […]

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  • Building capacity to advocate for Right to Information

    In partnership with Katiba Institute (KI), Kenya, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), India, will support civil society and government in the implementation of the Access to Information (ATI) Act in Kenya. Right to information (RTI) is a key tool for guaranteeing a number of human rights, particularly economic and social rights. The Commonwealth Human […]

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  • Enhancing accountability for the cash transfer programme in Kenya

    The Africa Platform for Social Protection is ensuring that beneficiaries of Kenya’s social protection policy are involved in the design and delivery of the national cash transfer programmes. The progressive social protection programme of the Kenyan Government aims to address poverty, health risks and vulnerability through direct cash transfer in order to help sustain livelihoods […]

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  • Promoting cultural respect and understanding in schools in Quetta, Pakistan

    Minority Rights Group International (MRGI), Human Friends Organisation (HFO) and Strengthening Rights and Equality by Empowering Teams (STREET) will together work with young people in schools to promote cultural respect and understanding. Pakistan is a pluralistic society with myriad of religious and ethno-linguistic identities. While freedom of religion is constitutionally protected, discrimination against ethnic and […]

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  • Preventing child marriage, retaining girls in school and developing gender awareness in West Bengal, India

    Jana Sanskriti – Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed – is working to accelerate the end of child marriage and improve the retention of girls in school, using community theatre. Although child marriage in India is declining, more needs to be done to end it. It is recognised that strategies must have a broad appeal. […]

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  • Promoting effective implementation of the Right to Information Act in Sri Lanka

    Transparency International Sri Lanka is increasing public awareness on the use and applicability of Right to information (RTI) and facilitating discussions between civil society and the regulatory bodies around RTI issues. Working at both a regional and national level, Transparency International Sri Lanka is building the capacity of civil society organizations to use the recently […]

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  • Improving the livelihoods of waste pickers and the environment in South Africa

    Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) will support waste pickers and their organisations in Johanneburg, Sasolburg, and Pretoria, South Africa, to effectively participate in decision-making in order to secure better working conditions and improved livelihoods. The 2012 National Waste Information Baseline Report from the Department of Environmental Affairs in South Africa found that […]

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  • Developing the capacity of Disabled People’s Organisations

    Turning Point Foundation is supporting the increased effectiveness and government engagement of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) to better address the needs of disabled people. The World Health Organisation’s 2011 World Report on Disability says that 15 per cent of the world’s population live with some form of disability. 24 million live in Bangladesh alone, often […]

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