Dept of State Human Rights in Pakistan - Promoting and Protecting: Women’s Rights in Marriage; Free and Fair Elections; Rule of Law; Marginalized Communities

Sponsor Deadline: 

Mar 26, 2021

Internal Deadline: 

Feb 26, 2021


Dept of State Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor DRL

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DRL Promoting and Protecting: Women’s Rights in Marriage; Free and Fair Elections; Rule of Law; and Marginalized Communities

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U.S. human rights and democracy assistance will contribute to a stable Pakistan by promoting governance based on democratic principles, respect for human rights, and peaceful coexistence. It will also provide for the protection of, and advocacy for, the rights of the most vulnerable, including youth, women, religious and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI persons, as well as mitigate the impact of conflict on Pakistani communities. Proposed programming must be responsive to immediate needs on the ground; must be in line with the U.S. Government’s democracy, governance, and human rights goals in Pakistan; and should contribute to and support Pakistani efforts to strengthen democracy, good governance, and human rights in the country. Helpful resources for applicants include the annual Pakistan Human Rights Report ( and International Religious Freedom Report ( Additionally, proposals must note the applicant’s current NGO registration status in Pakistan. Promoting Women’s Rights in Marriage: $1,000,000-$1,500,000 for 2 years Promoting Democratic Participation among in Newly Merged Districts: $1,000,000-$1,500,000 for 2 years Promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution: $1,000,000-$2,000,000 for 2 years Marginalized Populations Small Grants Program: $750,000 for 2 years