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Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Grant

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law for countries in Africa, East Asia Pacific, Europe, and South and Central Asia.
The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Proposals from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the following regions and countries: Africa (Gambia and Mali), East Asia Pacific (Cambodia), Europe (Turkey and Azerbaijan), and South and Central Asia (Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Central Asia Regional).
PLEASE NOTE: DRL strongly urges applicants to access immediately www.grants.gov in order to obtain a username and password. It may take two full weeks to register with www.grants.gov. Please see the section entitled, “DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS” below for specific instructions.
DRL invites organizations to submit proposals outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects targeting the following issues:
Africa: Gambia (approximately $500,000 available): DRL seeks proposals to bolster media reform and freedom including capacity building support of journalist associations and unions and outreach and training programs on journalistic freedoms. Mali (approximately $750,000 available): DRL seeks proposals that address issues of forced labor, particularly slavery, including projects that strengthen the legal framework and provide legal assistance to victims.
East Asia Pacific: Cambodia (approximately $500,000 available): DRL seeks proposals that aim to increase civic participation and/or political participation of Cham Muslims at the local or national level; and empower Cham Muslim women. Proposals should address one or both objectives described above.
Europe: Turkey (approximately $540,000 available): DRL seeks proposals that aim to reduce the prevalence of violence against women, honor killings, and incest, particularly in rural areas of the country, including community-based efforts to raise awareness of women’s rights, support social services to victims, and work with local stakeholders (municipal governments, NGO activists, etc.). Turkey (approximately $600,000 available): DRL seeks proposals to promote freedom of expression and the media, including projects that address Internet freedom issues or that work with judges and prosecutors to address issues related to freedom of speech and expression. Azerbaijan (approximately $798,000 available): DRL seeks proposals that help strengthen the independent media; increase participation in the political process or civil society; or promote the compatibility between Democracy & Islam. Proposals should include a focus on youth.
South and Central Asia: Afghanistan (approximately $600,000 available): DRL seeks proposals that bolster human rights institutions and organizations in Afghanistan, either within the government or in civil society, that focus on women’s issues or transitional justice. Uzbekistan (approximately $600,000 available): DRL seeks proposals to develop student legal clinics at universities around the country, to raise students’ awareness of international law and human rights standards, to teach critical thinking skills, and to provide practical experience representing clients. Programs should be implemented in-country. Central Asia Regional (approximately $800,000 available): DRL seeks innovative proposals that will support independent media in Central Asia, potentially to include media monitoring, legal defense, and/or training. 
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