Cablegate: Democracy and Human Rights Fund Interim Report

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E.O. 12958: N/A

1. SUMMARY: This cable represents the interim report for
FY03 for the Democracy and Human Rights Fund (DHRF) in
Mozambique. It contains information on the financial
status of all projects from FY03 including the amount of
money granted, spent, and the balance, as well as an update
on the final disposition of funds not used by the projects.

DHRF Projects FY03
2. Currently, two DHRF projects are considered completed,
while four remain active pending disbursement of payments.
Of the USD 57,000 total amount obligated across the 6
projects, USD 13,856 has not yet been disbursed. If the
remaining funds are not disbursed by December 31, 2004,
they will be deobligated by the Department of State
HR-03-656-01 Campaign Against Trafficking in Children
Amount Granted: USD 25,000
Obligated: USD 20,000
Balance: USD 5,000
Location: Nampula, Sofala, Manica and Gaza provinces
Status: This project is active. The NGO Civic Education
Forum (FECIV) has spent USD 20,000 on two child trafficking
seminars held in Nampula and Sofala provinces, the latter
with participants from Manica province as well. FECIV used
the money to pay for transportation of participants,
renting of space, photocopies and fees for moderators and
facilitators. FECIV is planning to use the remaining funds
to hold a similar seminar in Gaza province before the end
of the year.
HR-03-656-02 Radio Program on Human Rights
Amount Granted: USD 3,500
Obligated: USD 2,000
Balance: USD 1,500
Location: Nampula province
Status: This project is active. The League of Human Rights
is facing problems completing this project because local
vendors in the region who supply needed materials such as
tapes, recorders, and microphones, do not want to comply
with State Department payment policies. Attempts are still
under way to find alternatives.
HR-03-656-03 Girls Resource Center
Amount Granted: USD 12,000
Obligated: USD 5,500
Balance: USD 6,500
Location: Changalane, Boane ditrict, Maputo province
Status: This project is active. NGO Forum for Women
Educators of Mozambique (FAWEMO) has used part of the funds
to buy office equipment and t-shirts used in their campaign
to prevent girls from dropping out of school. FAWEMO is
planning to hold a similar campaign during school vacations
in November.
HR-03-656-04 - Community in Democratic Development
Amount Granted: USD 15,000
Disbursed: USD 14,793.14
Balance: USD 206.86
Location: Manica province
Status: The project was completed. The Mozambican Network
of NGO's Against Drugs used the funds to produce a brochure
on human rights and democracy, as well as to hold
roundtables and debates in areas where the communities have
little or no access to information on these topics. The
remaining balance will be deobligated.
HR-03-656-05 Human Rights, Democracy and Gender
Amount Granted: USD 7,500
Disbursed Amount: USD 7,473.94
Balance: USD 26.06
Location: Moamba district, Maputo province
Status: The project was completed. NGO Association for the
Development of Rural Project was successful in bringing
together local communities, the League of Human Rights and
local authorities in Moamba (i.e. government officials,
police, and the courts) to learn about and discuss key
human rights issues like the universal declaration of human
rights, democracy, discrimination against women on the
workplace and the role of civil society in the promotion of
gender participation in the rural areas.
HR-03-656-06 Campaign Against Sexual Abuse of Children
Amount Granted: USD 7,000
Disbursed Amount: USD 6,277
Balance: USD 623
Location: Cabo Delgado, Tete and Gaza provinces
Status: Based on experience acquired in South Africa, NGO
Community Devlopment Forum (FDC) launched a campaign to
combat sexual abuse against children in Pemba and the
transportation corridor areas of Tete province, where the
problem of child prostitution and exploitation is
considerable. FDC is planning to use the balance to
produce pamphlets on the issue.

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