USAID works closely with civil society organizations to promote human rights, civil and political liberties, and to strengthen the role of women and youth in civic life. By informing and encouraging constructive public debate about transparency and accountability, USAID lays the groundwork for building the political will for change. Our programs also support digital literacy and security, independent media, and access to credible and transparent information.
Over the past five years, USAID has:
- Provided legal assistance that helped over 400,000 workers process their labor dispute cases. Over 75% of these cases were successfully resolved.
- Assisted more than 2,200 victims of human trafficking.
- Provided legal assistance to over 24,000 victims of human rights violations (pro-bono legal representation and legal advice).
- Helped resolve high-profile land disputes for more than 1,000 families.
- Trained and supported more than 9,600 grassroots human rights defenders, including more than 4,900 women, to carry out advocacy work. These human rights defenders helped 30,000 families involved in almost 400 land disputes across 19 provinces.
- Reached over 125,000 people with computer and technology solutions giving them access to information which will allow them to hold local governments accountable for service delivery.
- Supported over 82,800 youth and women entrepreneurs.