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Human Rights Watch

New York, New York


2015 (3 years)

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is a leading international human rights organization committed to impartial, evidence-based research and advocacy. In its core work, it investigates, exposes, and advocates for an end to civil and political rights abuses around the world. It stands with citizens, activists, and civil society organizations to help ensure that the freedoms of expression, association, and assembly are protected and upheld in all of the countries it covers. It looks to ensure it has the right resources in place to maximize its effectiveness in the digital age, including research about human rights abuses in the digital environment. The award provides general operating support.

2012 (3 years)

The grant provides general operating support to Human Rights Watch as it investigates and exposes human rights violations around the world and works to hold abusers accountable.

2009 (3 years)

In support of general operations and special research and advocacy initiatives on International Justice (over three years).

2009 (1 year)

To study government efforts to restrain civil society and free expression in Russia.

2007 (1 year)

In support of work on cluster munitions.

2006 (3 years)

For general support and special research and advocacy initiatives on Nigeria and the International Criminal Court (over three years).

2005 (1 year)

For the creation and dissemination of a video, DVD, and still photographs to document and publicize the human rights crisis in northern Uganda.

2003 (3 years)

In support of general operations and special initiatives (over three years).

2003 (1 year)

To monitor the human rights impacts of the war in Iraq.

2002 (1 year)

To support work with the International Criminal Court.

2001 ( 3 months)

In support of efforts to monitor refugee flows and the effects of hostilities on civilian populations in sensitive areas abroad.

2000 (3 years)

To support a project on the role that small arms trade plays in exacerbating conflicts in Africa (over three years).

2000 (3 years)

In support of general operations (over three years).

2000 (2 years)

To support activities related to the prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissein Habre on charges of crimes against humanity and as an accomplice to torture.

1999 (3 years)

To support a program on women's reproductive and sexual rights (over three years).

1998 (2 years)

To train local leaders in the defense of human rights in sub-Saharan Africa (over two years).

1998 (1 year)

In support of general operations.

1997 (3 years)

In support of general operations (over three years).

1996 (2 years 11 months)

To support the Women's Rights Project to protect women's reproductive freedom (over three years).

1995 (3 years)

In support of general operations (over two years).

1993 (1 year)

In support of general operations (over three years).

1988 (1 year 1 month)

To establish a Middle East Watch and an African Watch, and in support of general operations.