Media and Technology

Using information and communications technologies, including television, radio, publications, and online media to advance human rights work and messaging.

Regional Focus

Asia & Pacific

$12,639,982 (8%)
233 Grants (11%)

Caribbean

$2,628,790 (2%)
31 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$9,409,433 (6%)
270 Grants (13%)

Global Programs

$33,879,239 (20%)
163 Grants (8%)

Latin America & Mexico

$5,670,721 (3%)
224 Grants (11%)

Middle East & North Africa

$4,832,615 (3%)
139 Grants (7%)

North America

$69,311,492 (41%)
595 Grants (28%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$16,304,546 (10%)
282 Grants (13%)

Western Europe

$17,345,273 (10%)
222 Grants (11%)

Regional focus includes grants going directly to recipients in the region specified and to recipients located in other regions for activities focused on the region specified.

Issue Focus

Expression and Information Rights

$50,300,689 (30%)
711 Grants (34%)

Freedom from Violence

$28,911,064 (17%)
289 Grants (14%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$18,398,447 (11%)
143 Grants (7%)

Population Focus

Women & Girls

$49,114,919 (29%)
685 Grants (32%)

Children & Youth

$32,829,113 (20%)
509 Grants (24%)

Migrants & Refugees

$16,622,280 (10%)
133 Grants (6%)

Population Focus includes funding explicitly targeted to benefit specific groups and only illustrates those accounting for the largest shares of grant dollars or grants. See Methodology for details on how regional focus and population focus were determined and limitations.

Sample Grants

  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation supported Well Told Story in Kenya for the ShujaazFM youth communications and social change initiative.
  • Ukrainian Women's Fund supported Pro-Cimislia in Moldova to attract active young leaders to the First Step to Success Program by developing and placing materials in mass media and creating pages in social networks to share the diverse opportunities of the program.