The CYRILLA Collaborative through the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law is seeking applications to award grants for advocacy-oriented initiatives particularly those that aim to highlight and influence digital rights policies which impact marginalized communities.
The CYRILLA Collaborative is a global initiative that seeks to map and analyse the evolution and impacts of legal frameworks on digital environments, particularly in the Global South.
The Cyberrights Research Initiative and Localized Legal Almanac (CYRILLA) also aims to organize and make accessible the world’s digital rights-related jurisprudence so that a wide range of actors can more readily and confidently access legal trends as they shape and impact digitally networked spaces, highlighting threats to human rights and opportunities for policy and legal reform.
To realize that mission, the CYRILLA Collaborative manages an open and federated resource toolkit and online database, to accelerate the structuring, sharing, comparison, visualization, and interoperability of legal information on digital rights. The database is built on HURIDOC’s Uwazi platform and includes legal information on digital rights from more than ninety countries provided by the organizations in the Collaborative.
- Digital Rights, Digital Policy, Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, Data Protection.
- USD 5,000 per award.
- The grants awarded will be for a duration of up to 6 months.
- The Collaborative will award four grants for advocacy-oriented initiatives particularly those that aim to highlight and influence digital rights policies which impact marginalized communities in the following regions: Latin America, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia (East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia).
- The grants are limited to non-profit non-governmental organizations that demonstrate a tangible presence in the target region and active engagement in activities around digital rights policy and advocacy. Therefore, they invite digital rights organizations, human rights organizations, civil society organizations, and advocacy groups to submit proposals. The applicant organizations should be legally registered in their country of operation.
For more information, visit CIPIT.