Other countries


Other countries

  • Active period: 2003–2017
  • Total funding: 1,206,596 €
  • Total projects: 35

Related organisations

In addition to KIOS’ focus countries, KIOS supports selected projects in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia and Pakistan. These countries were KIOS’ focus countries during the strategic period from 2011 to 2015. In addition, Tibetan civil society organizations in exile are supported in Asia. Currently KIOS supports projects that are considered to be of particular relevance and are carried out by KIOS’ long term partners. KIOS does not accept new project proposals from these countries, unless otherwise specified.

Bangladesh

Restrictions on freedom of expression, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and killings, violence against women, as well as the insufficient rights of minorities and vulnerable groups are among the most severe human rights problems in Bangladesh. Human rights defenders are threatened by the actions of government as well as violent extremist groups. Internet traffic is monitored and many journalists and bloggers have been arrested. Since 2017, over a million Rohingya refugees have arrived from Myanmar where they are prosecuted against. In Bangladesh they are in a very vulnerable position.

Bangladesh is a former focus country for KIOS. We have supported projects improving the rights of human rights defenders, women, lower cast Dalits and transgender Hijras. Support to LGBTIQ-work was continued until 2018. At the moment, we have no projects in Bangladesh, except for a project supporting Rohingyas, which is located partly in Bangladesh. This project is led by Asian Human Rights Commission, a local human rights organization.

Burundi

Recently KIOS’ support in Burundi has been distributed to projects improving the rights of prisoners and the rights of women. Furthermore, KIOS has supported East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project EHAHRDP’s project aiming at strengthening the human rights coalition in Burundi. Human rights violations have increased in Burundi in the past years. The opposition, civil society actors, journalists and human rights defenders face continuous harassment by the regime. The freedom of expression has diminished, and political violence, arbitrary arrests, disappearances and torture have increased.

Ethiopia

In recent years, the development and economic growth of Ethiopia has been rapid. However, human rights are not fully realized: Ethiopia has restricted the fulfillment of civil and political rights and is continuously using anti-terrorism law to suppress opposition and journalists. Due to current circumstances, KIOS has concentrated on funding NGOs, which are allowed to receive foreign funding under the current legislation; therefore, the support has focused on economic and social rights, and women’s rights.

Pakistan

KIOS’ support in Pakistan has focused on women’s rights, rights of the child, democratic rights, and human rights defenders’ rights. The overall situation in Pakistan is unstable: weak state, political turbulence, radicalization, intolerance and lack of security are reflected directly on the human rights situation, and particularly on the situation of human rights defenders. In addition, religious violence, and violence against minorities and women remain serious human rights challenges.

Tibetan organizations in exile

KIOS has supported Tibetan organizations in exile. The organizations have provided human rights education and improved the rights of women among the refugee communities. KIOS also welcomes new project proposals from the Tibetan civil society organizations in exile. Throughout the past years China has continued to tighten its control over Tibet further restricting Tibetans’ fundamental and human rights. Especially restrictions on freedom of expression and religion, as well as forced evictions of nomads, are among the most severe challenges in regard to the realization of human rights.

 

Projects (35)

  • Pakistan
  • 2016–2017
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

Risk Assessment and Capacity Building of Women Human Rights Defenders (extension)

37,800 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2016–2017
  • AGHS Legal Aid Cell

AGHS Child Rights Unit

59,800 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2015–2016
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

Risk Assessment and Capacity Building of Women Human Rights Defenders (Pilot Project)

58,700 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2014–2016
  • Blue Veins (Women Welfare & Relief Services)

Collective Action for the Safety and Wellbeing of Human Rights Defenders

55,800 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2014–2016
  • AGHS Legal Aid Cell

AGHS Child Rights Unit

54,400 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2014–2015
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

Risk Assessment and Capacity Building of Women Human Rights Defenders (Pilot Project)

53,000 €
  • Ethiopia
  • 2013–2015
  • Nurture Education and Development

Capacity Building & Education Pastoralist Community in Kebribeyah District of Somali Regional State

41,100 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2013–2014
  • SAHARA Development Foundation

Democratic and Civic Rights Education Program – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (DACREP-KP)

34,000 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2013–2014
  • Blue Veins (Women Welfare & Relief Services)

Defending the Defenders

53,100 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2013–2014
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

Human Rights Education through Monthly Magazine Naw-e-Insaan Urdu & Sindhi (Extension)

24,700 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2013–2014
  • AGHS Legal Aid Cell

AGHS Child Rights Unit

55,300 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2013
  • Centre for Governance and Public Accountability

Advocacy Campaign for Right to Information Law in Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP) Province of Pakistan

13,100 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2012–2014
  • Aware Girls

Addressing Violence Against Women using ICTs

15,700 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2012–2013
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

Human Rights Education through Monthly Magazine Naw-e-Insaan Urdu & Sindhi (Extension)

48,900 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2012–2013
  • AGHS Legal Aid Cell

AGHS Child Rights Unit

46,800 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2011–2014
  • Pattan Development Organisation

To increase role and participation of women in political and electoral processes

49,900 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2011–2013
  • Blue Veins (Women Welfare & Relief Services)

From Fear to Safety; Harassment Response and Awareness

46,600 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2011–2012
  • Harmony

Women Workers Rights Campaign – Follow-up

9,900 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2011–2013
  • SAHARA Development Foundation

Democratic and Civic Rigths Education Program II

45,000 €
  • Ethiopia
  • 2010–2011
  • Alliance for Poverty Eradication and Development

Customary Law on Women Access to Land Ownership and Inheritance Among the Koniso and Derashe Special Woredas

29,300 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2010–2011
  • Organization for Development and Peace

Empowering Civil Society Organizations to Eliminate Human Rights Violations

21,500 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2010–2011
  • SAHARA Development Foundation

Democratic and Civic Rights Education Program

13,400 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2010–2012
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

Promoting the Understanding of Human Rights Framework through Monthly Magazine in Urdu & Sindhi

80,600 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2010–2011
  • Blue Veins (Women Welfare & Relief Services)

Building Capacity of NGOs on UN Human Rights Mechanism

46,900 €
  • Ethiopia
  • 2009–2010
  • Alliance for Poverty Eradication and Development

Training on awareness raising and exercising human and democratic rights

26,000 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2009–2010
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

Promoting the Understanding of Human Rights Framework through Monthly Magazine in Urdu & Sindhi

32,800 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2009–2011
  • Aurat Association

Reduction of Corporal Punishment

17,500 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2009–2013
  • Simorgh Women’s Resource and Publication Center

Planting the Seeds of Change

24,400 €
  • Ethiopia
  • 2008–2010
  • Ethiopia Association of Human Rights

Promoting the State and Private Media’s Role in the Advancement of Human Rights with a Specific Focus on Women and Children Rights

15,400 €
  • Ethiopia
  • 2008–2010
  • Council for Democracy and Human Rights Association

Capacity Building Training Program for Member CBOs on Women’s Rights

27,300 €
  • Ethiopia
  • 2008–2011
  • Bright Africa Youth Association

Respect of Human Right and Building of the Strong Democratic Institutions is a ground for Development and Sustainability

10,300 €
  • Ethiopia
  • 2008–2009
  • Ethiopian Human Rights and Civic Education Promotion Association

Girls Human Rights Violation Reduction Program through Early Marriage Prevention, Monitoring and Victims Support Project in Ensaro District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara National Regional State

19,500 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2008–2009
  • Civil Awareness Promotion Society

Protection of Womens Rights through Community Activism

10,000 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2008–2009
  • Human Development Promotion Group

Awareness on Violence Against Women in District Charsadda

15,100 €
  • Ethiopia
  • 2003–2006
  • Justice Africa

Civil Society Advocacy Group on HIV/AIDS and Governance

13,000 €

News (11)

20 Nov 2019
News
Pakistan

Music that Brought Solace to Troubled Minds: A Gift for Children in Prison

In Pakistan, the children in prisons are a forgotten population. One day the Child Rights Unit (CRU) of the Dastak Charitable Trust decided to do something that had never been done in any prison in Pakistan: to bring a popular band to play for the children in prison.