This year The Advocacy Project is supporting 22 projects and initiatives, as listed on this page. More may be added. Several have been designed by survivors of discrimination and almost all are being managed by a local AP partner.
The projects fall into three categories: Start-ups; Phase 2; and Long-term. Start-ups last between three and six months. Working remotely from the US, or in the field, AP helps the partner to draw up a budget, set goals, and draft an MOU. We will also offer up to $1,000 in seed money. We then help the partner to track outputs on a weekly basis. Each project is supported by a team of one or more Peace Fellows.
If the goals of the start-up are met and the partner so requests, we will help to scale the startup and move to a Phase 2 project (6 months to 18 months). If these goals are met we will work with the partner to develop a long-term program (3-5 years).
This page presents a summary of the projects we have supported in the first six months of 2021, and estimates the amount of money they had received from AP by June 30, as well as the number of beneficiaries (direct and family members). We transferred $18,971 to partners during the six months and estimate the total number of beneficiaries at 18,118.