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February 27, 2015

Pristina, February 27 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is announcing the launch of a new activity to support vulnerable and marginalized groups in Kosovo and strengthen civil society’s role in influencing the development and implementation of policies affecting these communities.

"Working with marginalized communities is integral to our work in each of USAID's programs in Kosovo," said USAID Mission Director James Hope. "This program will use the knowledge we've gained in this work across various sectors to focus on meeting the specific needs of these vulnerable groups."

Engagement for Equity will provide sub-grants and targeted technical assistance to local civil society organizations working to protect the rights of women, the lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) community, people with disabilities, and youth.

October 10, 2014

The premise of the “Mitigating Conflict Through Citizen Connections” program is that, if Kosovo-Albanians and Kosovo-Serbs are convened in purposeful dialogue about the issues that both divide and unite them, the increased communication will produce a more positive information exchange that will engender cooperation between communities on issues of shared concern.

The program has two primary objectives:

October 10, 2014

USAID’s Property Rights Program (PRP) is a four-year initiative that aims to address challenges to claiming property rights in Kosovo by assisting local authorities in developing a plan for the stabilization of the property rights regime. The program will work in partnership with the Government of Kosovo, selected municipalities, and other relevant local and international stakeholders.

Together with the EU, the program will assist the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to develop a property reform strategy and amend existing property-related legislation.

October 10, 2014

The Kosovo is Ready project aims to support advocacy initiatives to protect the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community from discrimination and human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the public and private sectors.  Consistent with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Foreign Assistance Strategy, it advances and protects the civil rights of LGBT individuals and works to prevent backsliding. 

October 10, 2014

The overall goal of the program is to promote free and fair elections in Kosovo by developing the capacity of local organizations to conduct thorough election observation. Kosovo-based organization Democracy in Action (DiA) runs a secretariat that works to establish partnerships with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for election observation, maintaining an election observer database and regularly recruiting new observers.

October 10, 2014

The USAID Contract Law Enforcement (CLE) Program is a three year program, which is working to improve rule of law in Kosovo and create a better business environment for economic development and investment. As such, the program is built around two strategic goals:

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Last updated: March 02, 2015

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