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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] What a travesty...I wonder which US human rights group will touch this one? Philippa Winkler >===== Original Message From email@example.com (SMARTS) ===== ****************************************************************************** *** Program Number: 79282 Title: Iraq Human Rights Sponsor: Department of State SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides support to assist the Iraqi people to reconcile with the past atrocities committed by the Ba'athist regime and create a climate for the promotion of fundamental human rights and dignity in Iraq. Organizations may submit grant proposals that focus on: psychosocial counseling programs; assisting in the development of the Iraqi Bureau of Missing Persons; collecting and organizing oral testimonies and documents which detail the atrocities committed by the former regime; providing human rights education; and developing human rights NGOs in Iraq. Up to $10,500,000 may be available. Deadline(s): 05/15/2004 Established Date: 04/23/2004 Follow-Up Date: 04/01/2005 Review Date: 04/23/2004 Contact: Joanna Levison Address: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Room 7802, 2201 C Street NW. Washington, DC 20520 U.S.A. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Program URL: http://www.state.gov/g/drl/c12134.htm Tel: 202-647-1473 Fax: 202-647-9519 Deadline Ind: Receipt Deadline Open: No Award Type(s): General Project Projects Outside the U.S. Research Grants/R & D Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution: Any/No Restrictions Locations Tenable: Any/No Restrictions Appl Type(s): Individual, Non-Specific Institution, Non-Specific Target Group(s): NONE Funding Limit: $0 SEEBELOW Duration: 0 Indirect Costs: Unspecified Cost Sharing: No Sponsor Type: Federal Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS CFDA#: OBJECTIVES: Mass Graves/Missing Persons--The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor is interested in supporting projects in Iraq that focus on the following activities related to Mass Graves and Missing Persons: --Psychosocial Counseling Programs and Torture Victim Assistance Programs: The Iraqi Minister of Health has already created a Center for Psychosocial Health in Baghdad, which is expanding services to Mosul and Basra. The Minister of Health is also planning to support the development of community-based psychosocial counseling programs over the next year. To complement and enhance these efforts, programs are sought which will strengthen the capacity of local and national psychosocial counselors to provide counseling to family members and victims of torture, killing or other past abuse. Programs are also sought to provide assistance to torture victims, through the establishment of torture victim rehabilitation centers and family advocacy programs. The following types of activities are specifically sought: Training local psychosocial counselors to provide counseling and assistance to family members and victims who suffered trauma as a result of the torture, execution or abuse under the former regime; Train-the-trainers methodology or training courses that train large numbers of Iraqi counselors at one time, or a combination of both, are acceptable. All training programs would need to be coordinated with the Ministry of Health; Assisting local communities and counselors to establish meetings, centers or NGOs where families and victims can engage in group or personal dialogue about their past suffering; Establish torture rehabilitation centers that provide psychosocial counseling services, as well as family assistance, advocacy and legal assistance to victims. --Iraqi Bureau of Missing Persons: Programs are sought to provide assistance to the Iraqi Bureau of Missing Persons recently established within the new Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights. The Iraqi Bureau of Missing Persons continues to receive international technical assistance from qualified experts in complex missing persons issues, but desires additional assistance with training qualified Iraqi personnel and developing an outreach program. The following specific types of activities are sought: Developing a plan and program to train up to 80 Iraqi Human Rights Ministry personnel in: (a) How to locate and verify information on missing persons in documents, mass graves, and from oral histories; (b) How to communicate tragic information to family members; (c) How to develop national and family outreach programs; and (d) How to manage expectations while giving hope; Developing a Family and Community Outreach Program to educate Iraqis on the role, mission and dedication of the Bureau of Missing Persons. Research into Past Atrocities--The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor is interested in funding costs for research into and documentation of atrocities committed by the previous regime against Iraqi citizens: --Documentation Projects: Programs are sought which support Iraqi efforts to create a historical record of the atrocities committed against the Iraqi people by the former regime. Small grant proposals will be considered which collect information and document past atrocities, establish memorials, or lay the groundwork for a future museum of atrocities. Two specific small grants projects, in addition to the generic category above, are sought: A project to support the Iraqi athletes who suffered from torture and abuse; and a project to establish a commemorative exhibit about torture, killing and abuse at Abu Gharaib prison until the fall of Saddam's regime. Projects should partner with an indigenous Iraqi NGO. Projects should seek to incorporate some of the photographs of execution and torture on the prison grounds, oral testimonies of former prisoners, and physical artifacts from the execution and torture chamber on the prison grounds. --Document Database - A program is sought to support the development of a document database for records of past atrocities so that these documents can be searched and archived for historical record, missing persons and for use in the Iraqi Special Tribunal. This program will build on work accomplished under earlier Department of State and CPA initiatives and is anticipated to be fully turned over the Iraqi government at the appropriate time. An Access database with English and Arabic interface has already been developed for this program, and a document warehouse has been renovated for initial use. --Oral History Project - A program is sought to support the development of a project to take oral histories from torture victims of Saddam's brutal dictatorship, or surviving family members for use in historical record, seeking missing persons, a museum of past atrocities and public education. A format for oral histories and an Access database with English and Arabic interface have already been developed for this program. Human Rights Education--The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor is interested in funding costs for human rights education to help develop a culture of respect and promotion of human rights in Iraq: Human Rights Education Programs: Proposals are sought for human rights education and training programs for civil society, schools, and government officials. Training-the-trainers in human rights will be one component of the overall training programs selected. Human Rights NGO Development--The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor is interested in supporting projects that develop a strong civil society that promotes and demands government respect for human rights. To accomplish this goal, it is seeking the following types of programs to train, develop and equip independent Iraqi Human Rights NGOs: Training: Proposals are sought for training Iraqi human rights NGOs in substantive human rights issues and NGO development; and NGO Development: Proposals are sought for human rights NGO development through technical assistance and equipment for start-up Iraqi human rights NGOs. National Human Rights Commission--The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor is interested in supporting projects that develop new institutions designed to ensure government respect for human rights. The new Transitional Administrative Law established a National Human Rights Commission. In this request for proposals, the Bureau is specifically seeking support for this new Commission: National Human Rights Commission: Programs are sought to assist the Iraqi Governing Council and subsequent Iraqi Interim Government in the establishment of an independent Human Rights Commission as laid out in the Transitional Administrative Law. ELIGIBILITY Organizations applying for a grant should meet the following criteria: have demonstrated experience administering successful projects in the country/region in which it is proposing to administer a project, or in the specific subject matter of the proposal sought; and have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with in-country organization(s). Organizations that have not previously received and successfully administered U.S. government grant funds will be subject to additional scrutiny before an award can be granted. Non-U.S organizations must have a U.S. bank account in order to receive funding. FUNDING Up to $2,500,000 of the overall $10,500,000 referred to in this solicitation may be available for activities addressing mass graves/missing persons. In this request for proposals, the Bureau anticipates awarding multiple grants in amounts of $250,000 - $1,500,000. Up to $3,500,000 of the overall $10,500,000 referred to in this solicitation may be available for activities addressing research into past atrocities. The Bureau anticipates awarding multiple grants in amounts of $50,000 - $1,000,000. Up to $2,000,000 of the overall $10, 500,000 referred to in this solicitation may be available for human rights education programs. The Bureau anticipates awarding multiple grants in amounts of $50,000 - $1,000,000. Up to $1,500,000 of the overall $10,500,000 referred to in this solicitation may be available for NGO Development and Training Programs. The Bureau anticipates awarding multiple grants in amounts of $75,000 - $400,000. Up to $1,000,000 of the overall $10,500,000 referred to in this solicitation may be available for proposals to support the National Human Rights Commission. In this request for proposals, the Bureau anticipates awarding one to multiple grants in amounts of $100,000 - $1,000,000. Source: Grants.gov (cmb) KEYWORDS: Iraq Civil/Human Rights Death/Mortality Psychosocial Therapy Genocide _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk