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Resilient Civil Society

Resilient Civil Society

People in Need (PIN) has launched an emergency response project—Resilient Civil Society—in Armenia with financial support from the European Union. This project supports civil society organisations (CSOs) to respond to the immediate and medium-term impacts of the recent military aggression in the Armenian borders that escalated on September 12/13, 2022.  This wave of military attacks on the border increased the suffering of the local population in terms of material damage, psychosocial trauma, and physical danger.

PIN Armenia is involved in humanitarian assistance to affected households in the most vulnerable areas; however, many households have still experienced a loss of income, a lack of physical safety, and challenges in accessing social services when needed most. PIN recognises the crucial role local CSOs play in supporting civilians affected by the constant pressure of further military aggression and their role in mitigating the risks of further humanitarian disasters and danger.

This project aims to address the immediate security, social and livelihood needs of the most vulnerable groups, focusing on civilians in specific border areas, to mitigate the impacts of the conflict. Three CSOs - Pahapan, Mission Armenia, and WINNET Armenia received sub-grants to work with affected vulnerable groups in the border areas of Gegarkunik, Vayots Dzor, and Syunik. 
EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme for the Eastern Partnership

EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme for the Eastern Partnership

The aim of this project is to mitigate the adverse effects of COVID-19 and to contribute to longer-term socio-economic resilience of vulnerable groups in Eastern Europe.  Under the implementation of People in Need (PIN), and in partnership with the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) and AFEW International (AFEW), the project aims to propose a set of interventions in several countries, including Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
PIN recognises the critical role local civil society organisations (CSOs) and independent media play in service delivery, community mobilisation, awareness raising, policy engagement, and advocacy for the protection of human rights and civic freedoms during and after the pandemic. We will support the CSOs and other civic actors to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations by empowering them with services and access to accurate information.
PIN will capitalise on its in-depth field-level knowledge to support CSOs that focus on community-level initiatives, watchdog programmes, and local independent journalism. Our partners NHC and AFEW are specialised in activities to improve human rights protection for responsible persons in closed institutions and key populations at risk for public health concerns like HIV, TB, and viral hepatitis. We will provide grant support to NGOs working with these beneficiaries and assist them in developing strengthened monitoring, reporting, advisory, agenda-setting, and advocacy work.

Civil Society Actors as Drivers of Change in South Caucasus and Moldova

Civil Society Actors as Drivers of Change in South Caucasus and Moldova

This is a regional project, involving several countries from South Caucasus and the Republic of Moldova, united by the common aim of supporting newly established civil society organisations, grassroots organisations and civic initiatives, or social and cultural movements in order to strengthen their role as trusted actors advancing the democratisation process.
The project team will work closely with selected civic initiatives to develop a strategy for each of them regarding their path and position in the society. They will take part in trainings, coaching, mentoring, consultations, study visits, fellowships; will establish or improve connections with their supporters and volunteers; and will network with peers and partners in Armenia, Georgia or the Republic of Moldova and abroad.
The selected civic initiatives will have the opportunity to get support for research and building thematic expertise, as well as get involved in policy dialogue at local, national or international level. During their participation in the project, the newly established civil society organisations will find out if, why and how to engage with the private sector for potential cooperation, and will find effective, transparent and accountable ways to self-organize and manage resources. The project will ensure access to funding opportunities for the internal development of selected civic initiatives or for carrying out campaigns designed by them.

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