US agency promotes upholding of local civil rights
from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI – THE United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) from organizations interested in promoting rights of civil society groups in Kenya.
Such organisations have been urged to submit proposals for projects that will support efforts of local civil society groups to protect and promote civic space in the country and neighbouring Uganda.
Up to $841 500 available for these organisations.
“DRL seeks to support efforts of local civil society groups to protect and promote civic space in dozens of countries around the world, and is seeking program proposals to meet that goal in Kenya and Uganda,” the agency said in a statement.
Proposals should be designed for one regional project in Kenya and Uganda, and incorporate a regional perspective to challenge increasing restrictions on civil society in East Africa.
Funds will support programs that aim to strengthen local organizations’ ability to successfully advocate for space to operate, both at a country and regional level.
DRL said it supported programmess that upheld democratic principles, supported and strengthened democratic institutions, promoted human rights, and built civil society around the world.
“Funds are available to support projects that have the potential to have an immediate impact leading to long-term sustainable reforms.”
– CAJ News
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