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    Aim The ARC program aims to build market resilience for private sector SMSE’s and increase job creation for self-employed women and men, thus creating sustainable income-generating opportunities for vulnerable populations. Where Lebanon: in Beirut and Mount Lebanon. Why The Lebanese economy has suffered from a volatile security situation, falling consumer confidence and consumption, decreasing investments […]

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    Aim To challenge and reform the legislative framework that criminalizes and stigmatizes LGBTI+ people by advocating for a liberal interpretation of relevant laws, including arrest procedures and the definition of privacy rights during arrests, while supporting the expansion of the LGBTI+ movement and increasing accessibility of health-related and legal services to LGBTI+ individuals. Where Lebanon, […]

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    Aim To restore Internally Displaced Persons’ rights as full citizens of Iraq by improving their ability to take part in democratic decision-making in the areas of displacement. Where Iraq (provinces of Ninewa, Dohuk, Kirkuk, Erbil, Salaheddin, Baghdad, and Anbar) Why The integration of IDPs into the political process opens up more avenues for dialogue, negotiation […]

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    Aim To co-create an overall business support and promotion structure for social entrepreneurs who want to run economically sound businesses with a focus on social and/or environmental impact because they believe this is the path towards sustainable job and income creation and positive environmental change. Where Middle East and North Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, […]

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    Aim To diversify dialogue and debate in society. Where Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa Why Freedom of expression is the main measure of openness in a society, but globally the space for free expression is shrinking, which in turn reduces the diversity and independence of makers, media, content, channels and audiences. […]

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    Aim To enable grassroots social entrepreneurs to create the positive change they envision for their communities. This year’s edition aims at BOOSTing inclusive employment in North Africa. Where Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia Why High unemployment, reduced freedom of expression and lack of financing opportunities for small and medium enterprises prevent young people – particularly women […]

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    Aim To ensure women have equal opportunities and the capacity to fully participate in political life and decision-making processes, while also creating more public recognition and support for women in leadership positions. Where Jordan, Lebanon, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe Why Women worldwide experience serious obstacles that limit their chances to seek leadership positions in civic […]

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    Aim To ensure citizens have equal and inclusive access to public goods and services and can meaningfully engage in public resource allocation and policy decisions. Where Bolivia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Philippines, Tanzania Why When governments spend taxpayers’ money on contracts with private companies to provide public goods, services and infrastructure, there is too often […]