Human Rights & Dignity Projects

Read about grantees who have received funding for their Human Rights & Dignity project from a Pollination Project grant.

Brighton Kalinga, Women and Girls Awareness on their Land Rights



Tanzanian customary norms are strongly against women owning land and controlling property. Most rural women are not aware of their fundamental rights, including the right to own land as enshrined in the 1977 constitution. This project will help raise rural women’s awareness on their rights to own land. Paralegal personnel [...]

Arnulfo Gomez, Afretlain Mayan Genocide Reparation Project



The Afretlain Genocide Reparation Project is an initiative established by indigenous human rights and peace activist Arnulfo Gomez Oxlaj. The initiative aims to build the movement for justice and reconstruction for the K’iche’ Mayan people for the genocide perpetrated against them during the 36-year armed conflict in Guatemala. Arnulfo was [...]

Sonya McKinzie, Girls of Virtue Empowered



Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation is an organization that aspires to empower and encourage young girls from underprivileged communities and/or who have witnessed domestic violence in their homes. Girls of Virtue Empowered was founded by Sonya McKinzie to provide preteen and teenage girls with resources for building their self confidence, [...]

Pritha Gopalan, Yalla!: A trusted, scalable software solution that connects relief agencies with vetted volunteers



Yalla! is a software that allows relief agencies and volunteers to customize volunteer participation and effectively support newly-arrived Syrian refugee families in New Jersey. Relief agencies and non-profits are stretched beyond their capacity in meeting the considerable health, educational, and financial needs of families forced to migrate due to the [...]

Ana Farías, Escuela Para Mujeres



Women living in slums face poverty, violence, discrimination, and lack of access to basic rights. In spite of that, they usually organize amongst themselves to better deal with these and other problems. Escuela Para Mujeres is a project that boosts these organizing efforts, so they are better equipped to work [...]

Ursula Gayou Esteva, More Young Men For Equality



Funded by Maria Elena, Sergio and Ursula; IIPSIS is a non-profit organization aimed to improve the living conditions of local young people, through social initiatives in Queretaro, México. Since globally men are most likely to be related to killing, both as perpetrators and victims, developing actions towards creating a culture [...]

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