Improved Access to Human Rights for People in Bangladesh
Despite the establishment of a National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Human Rights (HR) violations are still very much present in Bangladesh, especially in the rural areas. The present project will make available funding to support the NHRC as well as the country’s leading HR NGO in their endeavour to improve promotion and protection of HR country-wide. The project is part of a joint undertaking of a consortium of like-minded donor partners.
The increased commitment of the Government and existence of reputed NGOs have created a window of opportunity to strengthen the action and coordination between the different stakeholders. From a Swiss perspective, promotion of respect of HR is a priority and an essential part of achieving effective pro-poor socially inclusive governance. Switzerland is part of a coalition of like-minded countries (with Denmark, Sweden, and Norway).
The goal of the project is to improve protection and promotion of human rights in Bangladesh through capacity building for the Government, the National Human Rights Commission and the leading human rights NGOs, particularly to benefit disadvantaged and vulnerable groups such as the poor, women, children and ethnic minorities – ultimately improving the environment for the reduction of extreme poverty.
Contraparte encargada de la implementación
PA 1: UNDP and NHRC PA 2: Local NGO ASK
Resultados de las fases previas
Key data of the project
Reforma estatal, democratización y descentralización
País o región:
Fase actual 2:
15.07.2012 - 31.12.2015
Presupuesto de la COSUDE para la fase actual:
Presupuesto total del proyecto para la fase en curso:
Número del proyecto: 7F-07627.02