US to provide $ 600’000 assistance to Bangladesh

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour (DRL) of the United States will provide $ 600’000 for the implementation of two projects to strengthen civil society and empowering youth leaders in Bangladesh.

The DRL invited organisations to submit proposals outlining programme concepts and capacity to manage projects that promote democracy and human rights in Bangladesh.

Each project allocate $300,000, according to the US Department of State.

According to public notice issued in Washington DC late on Thursday said the project styled strengthening civil society should build the capacity of civil society to mobilise and lead advocacy initiatives that advance their communities around issues of democracy and human rights.

While the project namely Empowering Youth Leaders is to increase peaceful civic participation in Bangladesh by empowering the youth to become agents of positive social change within their communities.

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