EWMI established the Partner Legacy Support Program in 2013 as a mechanism to continue to fund its partners around the world. EWMI takes pride in the work of its partners who are promoting peace, democracy, and access to justice for the most vulnerable groups in various political, economic and cultural contexts. Our partners make all the difference in the success of our programs, and we are profoundly thankful for their hard work and dedication.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support EWMI's Partner Legacy Support Fund, and indicate which of the following organizations or projects you would like to support in the designation line.
The Cambodia Peace Gallery is a unique space celebrating the country’s journey from thirty years of civil war, to nearly 30 years of peace. Opened in 2018 on the 27th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, the Peace Gallery features exhibits that showcase the different aspects of peace, reconciliation and healing. Many of the stories are not well known, yet have made significant contributions towards for people who survived the Khmer Rouge, US Bombing, and decades caught in the midst of the Cold War.
A major focus of the Peace Gallery is working with university students to not only help them learn the stories of their country, but to inspire hope, commitment, and continued learning about peace and how they too can become part of Cambodia’s journey from war to peace. Students who have completed the Gallery Guides training, join the gallery team in hosting their peers as well as international guests to learn from Cambodia’s powerful examples. As the Cambodia Peace Gallery looks forward to its 3rd anniversary in October 2021, the team continues to grow and develop its outreach to schools across the country. The Cambodia Peace Gallery is also developing a new exhibition to mark the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, an important milestone in Cambodia’s story.
Follow the latest news and updates from the Cambodia Peace Gallery team on Facebook. To support the Cambodia Peace Gallery, make a donation and include "Cambodia Peace Gallery" in the designation line.
EWMI is proud to announce a new partnership with the Streha Center in Albania. Established in December 2014, Streha Center is the first shelter for LGBTI+ people in the entire South-East Europe. The organization provides essential care to LGBTI+ individuals who suffer physical and emotional abuse, eviction from their houses, discrimination, and unfair treatment as a result of their sexual orientation and gender identity; offering safe accommodation, medical care, psychological counselling, legal assistance, training and skills development, and mediation with prospective employers, whilst enabling individuals to heal and create a sustainable life for themselves in an often-hostile cultural environment. Recently, Streha Center has been selected as one of the best practices in Europe for addressing and reducing homelessness by the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA). Please read the Streha Center success stories to learn more about how the Streha Center has impacted the lives of its beneficiaries and how your support can make a difference.
To support the Streha Center, make a donation and include "Streha Center" in the designation line.
The Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) supports, protects and promotes the rights and interests of diverse women and girls in Kosovo, regardless of their political and religious beliefs, age, level of education, sexual orientation and abilities. Based on its Strategy created by its 155 member organizations, KWN contributes to engaging more women in politics, enhancing their access to quality healthcare, addressing gender-based violence, empowering women economically and transforming education towards a more equal society.
KWN has contributed to countless laws and policies, enabled access to justice in gender based violence and discrimination cases, furthered women’s access to quality healthcare, and supported thousands of women and girls in realizing their rights through the KWN Kosovo Women’s Fund, which has provided small grants supporting grassroots women's rights organizations since 2012. Learn more about KWN’s work at their website: www.womensnetwork.org.
To support KWN and their work to further equality in Kosovo and the Balkans, make a donation and include "Kosovo Women's Network" in the designation line.
Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is the leading open data platform in Cambodia, which makes up-to-date and reliable data and information on socioeconomic and environmental issues publicly available in a “one-stop shop”. ODC promotes the use of accurate data for evidence-based and transparent decision-making processes, producing and publishing datasets, interactive maps and data visualizations and, compiling news, legal documents and other relevant reports. In 2021, ODC plans to build upon its work to advance access to information and literacy through programs for youth, including implementation of curricula on using ICT and maps for secondary school students and a pilot program to revitalize traditional libraries, which remain unique places for knowledge-sharing, research and providing access to learning to the most vulnerable communities. For children in schooling ages, in particular, libraries enhance their intellectual capacities and curiosity, and improve their language and communication skills while exploring and discovering new things in a safe environment. Please join us in supporting ODC’s efforts to promote traditional and digital literacy in 2021.
To support ODC, make a donation and include "Open Development Cambodia" in the designation line.
Network of Centers for Civic Engagement in Georgia
Established in 2011, the 10 regional Centers for Civic Engagement (CCEs) in Georgia are politically neutral community centers providing safe spaces to citizens, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), media, academia, political parties, government officials, and the private sector representatives to engage in open debate on the issues of public concern. They give voice and representation to all groups regardless of their political persuasions and social affiliations, as long as they respect the rules of free, democratic, and constructive engagement and do not promote violence and/or discrimination. The CCEs also initiate and organize their own advocacy and awareness raising activities that bring to light citizens’ key concerns and needs, mobilize local communities to take action, and hold government accountable. The CCEs have an unparalleled reputation for their tangible accomplishments in both directions – enhancing democratic dialogue and resolving local problems. Since 2015, CCEs have been working with multi-sectoral stakeholders striving to transform into a local organization independent of donor funding. To learn more about the Network of CCEs and its work, please visit: https://ncce.ge/en.
To support the NCCE, make a donation and include "Centers for Civic Engagement in Georgia" in the designation line.
A New Source of Sustainable Revenue for Civil Society
Few challenges facing the NGO and development community globally are more urgent, particularly in the wake of COVID-19, than generating sustainable financial resources. For the past decade, Dr. Lester Salamon, Director of the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, has been identifying an enormous, if unconventional, source of such resources resulting from transactions converting government-owned, controlled, or subsidized assets into private ownership or control in the course of which sizable endowed private charitable foundations have been created, a process he terms Philanthropication thru Privatization, or PtP for short. State-owned enterprises, debt swaps, stolen assets, extractive industry royalties, and broadband wavelength auctions are just some of the assets that have led to the more than 600 PtP foundations so far identified.
Armed with this evidence, a PtP Project has been created to promote this concept pro-actively, with partnerships or Exploratory Committees established in such countries as Brazil, Nigeria, Ukraine, Bosnia, Uzbekistan, and the U.S. To learn more, please visit p-t-p.org.
To support the PtP Project’s work in transforming the world’s philanthropic landscape, make a donation and include "PtP Project" in the designation line.