2018 CSO Alumni
Local Level Initiatives
Other notable organizations who will receive partial funding
Digo Bikash Samaj – For their transformative work in women’s empowerment and efforts to educate communities in Kailali District about the effects of gender-based violence.
Samabeshi Foundation – For influencing policies to eliminate caste-based discrimination in Nepal
Peace and Justice Network – Providing accessible justice and encouraging traditional dispute resolution mechanisms to ensure the equal dissemination of Constitutional rights and freedoms
Society for Mobilizing Advocacy and Justice (SMAAJ) – For their compelling work with women affected by honour killings through the provision of counselling, psycho-social programmes and their proposal to implement awareness workshops in the poorest communities of Baluchistan
Women’s Resource Centre – For engaging with war widows from different ethnicities to address not only their shared legal grievances, but also the root causes of ethnic conflict
Women, Peace and Studies Organization (WPSO) – For promoting and training women as peace negotiators, and their proposal to conduct influential research on women’s roles within the framework of peace and security in Afghanistan.
Natural Aceh – For their efforts to reduce the vulnerabilities of women in the semi-autonomous Banda Aceh Province of Indonesia through lobbying for their increased participation in government, and plans to provide support to female headed households
Asian Muslims Action Network (AMAN) Foundation (Myanmar and Sri Lanka) – For leading gender inclusive policy changes at the regional Asia-Pacific and global levels
Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (Pakistan and Afghanistan) – For their proposal to conduct cross-border research, primarily between Afghanistan and Pakistan, to help provide a safe space for academics, government, and CSOs to engage in dialogues on peace in the region
Public Awareness Time Hour Organization (PATH-O) (Afghanistan) – For their work with children and youth in peacebuilding, focusing on inclusion in political processes and plans to lobby for the freedom of expression in Afghan youth
Social Development Coordination Center (SDCC) (Nepal) – For leading youth initiatives that engage children and young women in tackling gender issues, such the dowry system, education, health, and hygiene as well as planned dialogues to further empower girls in Parsa District
Asia Young Indigenous Peoples Network (AYIPN) (Philippines) – Mobilizing youth in dialogues on Women, Peace and Security in the agrarian Cagayan Valley, as well as proposed plans to provide protection for women’s rights advocates in the region
Cordilleran Youth Center (CYC) (Philippines) – Engaging the youth in the rural communities of Cordilleran in Northern Luzon in dialogues around their political participation potential, and their proposal to hold dialogues addressing the unequal distribution of resources as one of the root causes of conflict