Other countries


Other countries

  • Active period: 2003–2020
  • Total funding: 2,368,298 €
  • Total projects: 61

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 (61)

  • Ethiopia
  • 2003–2006
  • Justice Africa

Civil Society Advocacy Group on HIV/AIDS and Governance

13,000 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2008–2009
  • Fair Election Monitoring Alliance

Election Observation 2008

29,900 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2008–2009
  • Human Development Promotion Group

Awareness on Violence Against Women in District Charsadda

15,100 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2008–2009
  • Civil Awareness Promotion Society

Protection of Womens Rights through Community Activism

10,000 €
  • 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 €
  • 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
  • 2008–2010
  • Council for Democracy and Human Rights Association

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

27,300 €
  • 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 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2009–2013
  • Simorgh Women’s Resource and Publication Center

Planting the Seeds of Change

24,400 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2009–2011
  • Aurat Association

Reduction of Corporal Punishment

17,500 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2009–2010
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

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

32,800 €
  • Burundi
  • 2009–2011
  • Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture

L’ACAT Burundi au service des personnes privées de liberté

15,200 €
  • Burundi
  • 2009–2011
  • Nturengaho

Appui au plaidoyer pour la promotion des droits des victimes et des enfants issus de violences sexuelles en particulier

10,700 €
  • Burundi
  • 2009–2011
  • Unissons-Nous Pour la Promotion des Batwa

Enquête d’identification des Batwa ne possédant pas la Carte Nationale d’Identité dans les provinces de Cibitoke et Karuzi

21,100 €
  • Ethiopia
  • 2009–2010
  • Alliance for Poverty Eradication and Development

Training on awareness raising and exercising human and democratic rights

26,000 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2010–2012
  • Self-Help Association for Rural people through Education and Entrepreneurship

Improving Access to Justice of Dalit Community through Human and Women Rights Education

26,500 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2010–2013
  • Odhikar

Promotion of Human Rights in Bangladesh through Documentation, Fact-Finding and Advocacy

29,200 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2010–2011
  • Blue Veins (Women Welfare & Relief Services)

Building Capacity of NGOs on UN Human Rights Mechanism

46,900 €
  • 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
  • SAHARA Development Foundation

Democratic and Civic Rights Education Program

13,400 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2010–2011
  • Organization for Development and Peace

Empowering Civil Society Organizations to Eliminate Human Rights Violations

21,500 €
  • 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 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2011–2013
  • Rights Jessore

Awareness raising campaign to facilitate safe migration and reduce trafficking in persons

23,900 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2011–2013
  • Protecting Human Rights and Education in Bangladesh

Youth Action for Women’s Human Rights in Bangladesh

24,600 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2011–2013
  • LOSAUK

Enhance human rights information and education to decrease discriminatory notion towards transgender community (hijra) in greater Khulna for exercising their citizen rights

16,700 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2011–2013
  • SAHARA Development Foundation

Democratic and Civic Rigths Education Program II

45,000 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2011–2012
  • Harmony

Women Workers Rights Campaign – Follow-up

9,900 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2011–2013
  • Blue Veins (Women Welfare & Relief Services)

From Fear to Safety; Harassment Response and Awareness

46,600 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2011–2014
  • Pattan Development Organisation

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

49,900 €
  • Burundi
  • 2011–2013
  • Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture

L’Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture Burundi au service des personnes privées de liberté

34,300 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2012–2015
  • Odhikar

Empowering Women as Community Human Rights Defenders

61,800 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2012–2015
  • Self-Help Association for Rural people through Education and Entrepreneurship

Improving Access to justice of Dalit Community through Human Rights Education

49,100 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2012–2016
  • PARITTRAN

Pilot Project on Strengthening Dalits Human Rights Movement to Recognition and Establishment on the Human Rights at Bangladesh

24,900 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2012–2013
  • AGHS Legal Aid Cell

AGHS Child Rights Unit

46,800 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2012–2013
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

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

48,900 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2012–2014
  • Aware Girls

Addressing Violence Against Women using ICTs

15,700 €
  • Burundi
  • 2012–2014
  • Unissons-Nous Pour la Promotion des Batwa

Contribution à la Promotion de l’Education aux Droits Humains de la Population Autochtone Batwa du Burundi

23,000 €
  • Burundi
  • 2012–2013
  • Association des Femmes juristes du Burundi

Projet d’assistance des victimes des violences basées sur le genre

24,800 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2013–2015
  • Rights Jessore

Reducing Human Trafficking from the Project Working Communities and Supporting Trafficking Survivors to Restore their Lives

52,100 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2013–2015
  • LOSAUK

Promote the Citizen Rights of Transgender (Hijra) Community (PCRTC)

49,300 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2013–2016
  • Protecting Human Rights and Education in Bangladesh

Youth Action for Human Rights Project

50,700 €
  • 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
  • 2013–2014
  • AGHS Legal Aid Cell

AGHS Child Rights Unit

55,300 €
  • 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
  • Blue Veins (Women Welfare & Relief Services)

Defending the Defenders

53,100 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2013–2014
  • SAHARA Development Foundation

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

34,000 €
  • Burundi
  • 2013–2016
  • Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture

L’ACAT Burundi au service des personnes privées de liberté

44,100 €
  • Burundi
  • 2013–2016
  • Association des Femmes juristes du Burundi

Projet d’assistance juridique des victimes des violences basées sur le genre

52,100 €
  • Ethiopia
  • 2013–2015
  • Nurture Education and Development

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

41,100 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2014–2015
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

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

53,000 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2014–2016
  • AGHS Legal Aid Cell

AGHS Child Rights Unit

54,400 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2014–2016
  • Blue Veins (Women Welfare & Relief Services)

Collective Action for the Safety and Wellbeing of Human Rights Defenders

55,800 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2015–2016
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

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

58,700 €
  • Bangladesh
  • 2015–2017
  • LOSAUK

Campaign Social and Legal Rights of Transgender Community (CSLRTC)

56,500 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2016–2017
  • AGHS Legal Aid Cell

AGHS Child Rights Unit

59,800 €
  • Burundi
  • 2016–2017
  • Association des Femmes juristes du Burundi

Projet d’assistance juridique des victimes des violences basées sur le genre

31,400 €
  • Pakistan
  • 2016–2017
  • Democratic Commission for Human Development

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

37,800 €
  • Bangladesh
  • Regional projects
  • 2017–2018
  • Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC)

Securing an enabling environment for Rohingya human rights defenders in Bangladesh: Supporting and protecting a vulnerable group, endangered minority and women, at the local, national, regional and international levels

95,800 €
  • Burundi
  • 2017–2019
  • Association des Femmes juristes du Burundi

Projet d’assistance intégrée des victimes des violences basées sur le genre

38,900 €
  • Burundi
  • Uganda
  • 2018–2019
  • Refugee Law Project

Indentification, Documentation and Support to Burundian Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

69,600 €
  • Burundi
  • 2020
  • Association des Femmes juristes du Burundi

Assistance intégrée des victimes des Violences Basées sur le Genre

40,100 €

News (23)

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.

23 Aug 2019
News
Burundi
Regional projects

Supporting human rights defenders in Burundi

Since the political crisis in Burundi started in 2015, most human rights defenders have been forced to flee the country to avoid persecution. With the help of DefendDefenders, Burundian defenders in exile have pushed the UN to investigate violations in Burundi.

10 Nov 2015
News
Burundi

Burundi’s Crisis Alarming

Burundi has fallen into a domestic political chaos over the past year after the current President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his …

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