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.
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:
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:
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.
Advancing Kosovo Together (AKT) aims to increase constructive inter-ethnic cooperation and interaction, primarily between the Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb populations, which is vital to the security and stability of the region. The program takes a holistic approach towards the integration of minority populations into Kosovo’s institutions and society by partnering with municipalities and other Government partners to support the engagement of targeted communities.
Last updated: November 13, 2014