U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to enable human rights defenders to …

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Call for Proposals: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program

Call for Proposals U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program Deadline for Proposals is: June 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (Lusaka time). Late proposals will not be considered. Purpose of the program The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program awards grants to Zambian non-profit and non-governmental organizations and independent media for projects that support …

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2015 U.S. Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Zambia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on April 13, 2016 released the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The country-specific Human Rights Reports are documents the U.S. Congress, by law, requires the State Department to prepare annually and make public. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth …

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