ATRC has signed agreements with awardees of the 6th round of grants for E4E program

20 April 2018 – ATRC signed agreements with twelve (12) local non-governmental organizations, grantees of the 6th round of Engagement for Equality – E4E Program, implemented by the Advocacy Training and Resource Centre (ATRC), and supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Grantees of the sixth Round are:

Jahjaga Foundation 

Project title: Role of Media in Promoting Participation of Women in Governance
Location of organization: Prishtinë/Priština
Location of project implementation: Prizren/Prizren, Ferizaj/Uroševac and Štrpce/Shtërpce
Project duration: 12 months
Theme 1. Women in Governance and Economy
Project goal: Address socio-cultural barriers that hamper women’s political empowerment and increase the capacity of women involved in governance. The project focuses on improving the image of women in governance that will lead to a greater interest of women to get involved in politics, economy and governance processes in general.
Project Funds: $24,674.40

RIINVEST – Institute for Development

Project title: Women’s Economic Forum – Unlocking Women’s Economic Potential in Kosovo
Location of organization: Prishtinë/Priština
Location of project implementation: Kosovo wide
Project duration: 15 months
Theme 1. Women in Governance and Economy
Project goal: Improve the policy environment and raise public awareness to shape attitudes for increased women’s active participation in Kosovo’s economy. The project focuses on developing specific policy recommendations based on research, advocate at diverse segments of society and government, as well as conduct innovative and awareness raising activities to increase women participation in the labor market and improve the market conditions to provide more equal opportunities for women.
Project Funds: $42,700.00

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network – BIRN

Project title: Empowering women to seek their inheritance rights
Location of organization: Prishtinë/Priština
Location of project implementation: Kosovo wide with the focus in all Serbian municipalities
Project duration: 12 months
Theme 2. Empowering Women through Enhanced Awareness of Women’s Property Rights
Project goal: Raise awareness of Kosovo citizens on issues related to women inheritance rights and educate the public and public institutions on best practices on addressing this issue.
Project Funds: $45,170.00

Gruaja Hyjnore

Project title: Raising the awareness of citizens on women’s rights on property and inheritance
Location of organization: Gjilan/Gnjilane
Location of project implementation: Anamorava region, municipalities of Gjilan/Gnjilane, Kamenicë/Kamenica and Viti/Vitina Project duration: 10 months
Theme 2. Empowering Women through Enhanced Awareness of Women’s Property Rights
Project goal: Empower women on equal opportunities and access to property and inheritance rights. The project focuses on advocating for implementation of the Law on Property and raise awareness of women and men about women’s property and inheritance rights as guaranteed by the Kosovo Law. Project Funds: $15,940.70

The Network of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Women Organizations of Kosovo – RROGRAEK

Project title: Increased Awareness of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Youth on Legal Mechanisms against Gender Based Violence and prevention of the GBV phenomena
Location of organization: Prishtinë/Priština
Location of project implementation: Pejë/Peć, Istog/Istok, Deqan/Dečani and Klinë/Klina
Project duration: 18 months Theme 3. Increased protection and awareness of vulnerable populations’ rights
Project goal: Reduce the number of Gender Based Violence Victims (GBV) of women in Kosovo and improve lives of women from Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities. The project focuses on reducing cases of domestic violence of women from Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities, education of women, mobilization of youth in addressing issues of domestic violence, as well as sharing information with the main stakeholders on prevention of violence against women.
Project Funds: $44,670.00

Center for Social Group development – CSGD

Project title: Improving legal and social environment for LGBTI rights in Kosovo
Location of organization: Prishtinë/Priština
Location of project implementation: Kosovo wide
Project duration: 18 months
Theme 3. Increase protection and awareness of vulnerable populations’ rights
Project goal: Demand the accountability of governmental and public institutions for enabling the exercise of the rights and strengthening the social public services for LGBTI community in Kosovo. The project focuses on monitoring and tracking the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) for LGBTI rights and improving the legal framework for strengthening the social protection of LGBTI community in Kosovo.
Project Funds: $43,743.50

Centar za orjentaciju društva – COD Kosovo

Project title: Mainstreaming Disability in the Development Processes – MDDP
Location of organization: North Mitrovica
Location of project implementation: North Mitrovica, Zvečan/Zveçan, Zubin Potok/Zubin Potok and Leposavić/Leposavic
Project duration: 12 months
Theme 4. Expand Participation of People with Disability (PwD)
Project goal: Include people with disabilities (PwD) in decision-making in the community planning and development processes. The project focuses on developing advocacy capacities for PwD, encouraging active participation and social inclusion, foster equal opportunities, social protection, employment, accessibility for PwD, anti-discrimination and promotion of disability rights.
Project Funds: $35,670.00

Association of People with Disabilities – Handikos Ferizaj

Project title: Inclusive governance for people with disabilities
Location of organization: Ferizaj/Uroševac
Location of project implementation: Ferizaj/Uroševac
Project duration: 15 months
Theme 4. Expand Participation of People with Disability (PwD)
Project goal: Increase civic engagement of PwD and raise awareness of the rights for PwD in the society. The project focuses on developing Municipal Strategy for PWD in Ferizaj, establishing a working group for monitoring the implementation of the Municipal Strategy for PwD, and developing the PwD database in municipality of Ferizaj.
Project Funds: $44,070.00

Club Dëshira (in partnership with Daycare centers in Gjilan/Gnjilane and Prizren)

Project title: Social Enterprise Dëshira
Location of organization: Prishtinë/Priština
Location of project implementation: Prishtinë/Priština, Gjilan/Gnjilane, Prizren
Project duration: 12 months
Theme 4. Expand Participation of People with Disability (PwD)
Project goal: Establish the program of social enterprise that will specifically contribute towards the increasing protection of rights for PwD. The project focuses on developing and promoting opportunities for social business, and strengthening capacities of PwD on employment – as a method of economic independence.
Project Funds: $29,747.00

Kosovo Advocacy and Development Center – KADC

Project title: Energize Community with Youth Engagement, Creativity and Innovation
Location of organization: Prishtinë/Priština
Location of project implementation: Peja/Peć, Klinë/Klina and Istog/Istok
Project duration: 12 months
Theme 5. Expand Youth Participation
Project goal: Develop a better dialogue and communication between the youth and local government, through an active participation of youth in the decision-making processes. The project focuses on developing and implementing youth municipal policies, enhance the capacities of youth by equipping them with advocacy tools for youth interests in sports, and increase youth participation in sport activities.
Project Funds: $46.043, 80

Civil Development Organization – CDO

Project title: Supporting Dialogue and Co-operation towards Expanding Youth Participation
Location of organization: Mitrovicë/Mitrovica
Location of project implementation: Mitrovicë/Mitrovica, Vushtrri/Vučitrn and Skenderaj/Srbica
Project duration: 12 months
Theme 5. Expand Youth Participation
Project goal: Support dialogue and co-operation to create tolerance and stimulate positive dialogue and debate, by increasing the participation of youth in promoting representation, education and employment reform. The project focuses on recognizing and benefiting from the measures and programs that the Employment Office provides for young people, which directly contributes on meeting the objectives of the Action Plan for Implementation of the Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) Strategy 2015-2020
Project Funds: $43,549.00

Lipjan Youth Center – LYC

Project title: Mobilization of youth in preventing violent extremism
Location of organization: Lipjan
Location of project implementation: Prishtinë/Priština, Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje, Obiliq/Obilić, Drenas/Glogovac, Podujevë/Podujevo and Lipjan
Project duration: 12 months
Theme 5. Expand Youth Participation
Project goal: Establish sustainable interaction mechanisms and practices between local security structures and youth structures as a part of civil society and community groups. The project focuses on developing strategic policies and strengthening capacities of MCSCs (Municipal Community Safety Councils) with youth involvement for interacting in prevention of extremism (PVE), and establishing Youth Mechanism (non-formal youth group) for PVE.
Project Funds: $24,996.56

We congratulate all the awardees and encourage others to continue applying for E4E grants!