Fact Sheets

USAID is partnered with the BiH Gender Equality Agency to improve institutional services for survivors of gender-based violence and strengthen prevention efforts. It directly contributes to implementation of the Istanbul Convention and the ability of BiH to protect and provide better services to victims of GBV.

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) offensive to retake the city of Ar Raqqah from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to drive displacement in Ar Raqqah Governorate. As of April 8, the offensive had displaced more than 50,000 people in the governorate since the offensive began in November 2016, according to the UN. In recent days, an estimated 39,000 people arrived to the informal Job Ash Sheer camp in Ar Raqqah, and the UN estimates an additional 21,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) may arrive at the camp in the coming days.

Through its Central America and Mexico (CAM) Regional Program, USAID works with the governments of the region, the private sector and local organizations towards the shared goal of a prosperous, transparent and safe Central America region.

International donors participate in high-level pledging event for Yemen crisis on April 25. US Government agencies commit an additional $94 million in humanitarian funding for the Yemen response. UN officials warn parties to conflict against launching a military offensive in the vicinity of Al Hudaydah Port, noting humanitarian concerns.

Start date: September 16, 2016 Duration: December 30, 2017
Implementer: ArtProject Lab


The goal of this project is to increase access to balanced information on issues of public interest through a high quality, crowd-pleasing TV show with an innovative format. The project will produce balanced, entertaining, non-partisan TV content that provides analysis of Macedonia’s main social problems and raises the awareness of key citizens’ issues.

Start date: September 23, 2016 Duration: September 22, 2018
Implementer: Telma Television


The overall objective is to increase pluralism and transparency in the media environment. The specific objective is to create an informed citizenry able to engage in public issues in order to articulate their preferences and interests to public officials and institutions.

Start date: September 9, 2016 Duration: September 8, 2019
Implementer: 360 Degrees


The goal of the project is to create an informed citizenry able to engage in public issues in order to articulate their preferences and interests to public officials and institutions. The project strives to develop a pluralistic media environment which will improve the public’s access, awareness, and engagement with a range of issues and public interest topics.

Enhanced Parliamentary and Party Capacity for Public Engagement Component
Start date: April 1, 2012 Duration: September 2020
Implementer: CEPPS/National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Free and Fair Elections Component
Start date: October 1, 2015 Duration: September 2017
Implementer: CEPPS/International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Start date: October 1, 2014 End date: September 30, 2017
Implementer: The Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women in Macedonia (ESE), in partnership with Open Gate La Strada, and the Coalition for Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities.


Provision of adequate legal protection for women victims of all forms of gender based violence and discrimination, including domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking in persons, and sex work.


Last updated: November 18, 2017

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