Fact Sheets

USAID’s Human Rights Activity (HRA) will work closely with GOC and civil society organizations in 9 conflict-affected regions. HRA will track the shifting nature of the conflict, accommodating those shifts through programmatic flexibility and focusing resources to maximize impact on vulnerable populations.

Strengthening the presence and performance of institutions in rural areas is essential to support the effective implementation of a potential peace agreement and to fill the space currently occupied by illegal armed actors. 

The Access to Justice Activity (AJA) partners with the Government of Colombia in supporting a more inclusive, equitable and efficient justice system with a greater presence in conflict-affected areas of the country.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), founded in 1975, represents 15 West African member states. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters." ECOWAS undertakes an extensive range of work to coordinate policies, standards and systems across West Africa. USAID’s partnership with ECOWAS aligns with the aims of the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future: supporting local countries to develop their own agriculture sectors to generate opportunities for economic growth and trade.

USAID/Colombia’s Civil Society Strengthening Activity (CSSA) is a four-year program aimed at improving relationships between Colombian citizens, civil society organizations and government institutions.

Since February 2014, USAID/Colombia’s Strengthening Civil Society to Engage in Political Processes Program (CSEPP), implemented by Mision de Observación Electoral (Spanish acronym, MOE), works to strengthen citizen engagement, observation, advocacy and transparency in the electoral processes at the national and regional levels.

Программа жигердүү жана туруктуу демократия маданиятын өнүктүрүү үчүн Борбордук Азиядагы беш өлкөдө жарандык коом үчүн укуктук чөйрөнү өркүндөтүүнү колдойт.

Empowering Girls Through Education and Health (ASPIRE) is a four-year US$ 18.2 million USAID activity aimed at increasing the educational attainment of girls in primary and secondary schools in Balaka, Machinga and Zomba districts in Malawi, reaching 182,000 girls.

ASPIRE Key Outputs

Output 1: Reading skills for girls in upper primary school improved.
Output 2: Adoption of positive sexual and health-care seeking behaviors among youth ages 10-19 increased.
Output 3: Key structural and cultural barriers for girls ages 10-19 decreased.

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is an armed group that has committed human rights atrocities against communities in Central Africa for almost 30 years. Joseph Kony formed the LRA in 1986 as a Ugandan political rebellion, but the group soon began to carry out massacres, sexual-based violence, mutilations, pillage, and abductions. Kony also gained notoriety for his use of child soldiers and slaves.

After several years of civil conflict and instability, the Central African Republic (CAR) remains one of the least developed countries in the world. The security situation in CAR has been volatile since December 2012, when the Séléka armed group first entered the capital city of Bangui. Since that time, armed groups—many organized along religious and ethnic lines—have attacked civilians and pillaged natural resources across the country. At the height of the conflict, over one-quarter of the country’s population was displaced.


Last updated: January 21, 2018

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