Human Rights Programme

The Human Rights Programme (HRP) will build the capacity of existing human rights architectures in Bangladesh. The Programme is supporting state-based institutions, with a special focus on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), as well as key civil society interventions to improve human rights coalitions across the country. The Programme has a particular focus on working with vulnerable and marginalised groups, including women and girls, children and young people, ethnic and religious minorities, people with disabilities, Dalit and other minorities.

What we do

The Human Rights Programme (HRP) will build the capacity of existing human rights architectures in Bangladesh. The Programme is supporting state based institutions, with a special focus on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), as well as key civil society interventions to improve human rights coalitions across the country. The Programme has a particular focus on working with vulnerable and marginalised groups, including women and girls, children and young people, ethnic and religious minorities, people with disabilities, Dalit and other minorities.  The Programme has 5 following outputs:

  • Strengthened capacity of the National Human Rights Commission to deliver on its mandate
  • Enhanced capacity of civil society and community based organisations to engage in human rights advocacy and awareness raising
  • Enhanced capacity of law enforcement agencies, in particular police, on human rights issues
  • Strengthened capacity of national stakeholders to better protect and promote women’s rights
  • Strengthened capacity of national stakeholders to better protect and promote the rights of ethnic minorities

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

June 2015

Estimated end date:

December 2020

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • democratic governance
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Bangladesh

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation (sida)
  • Swiss Agency For Development And Cooperation - Sdc
  • Government Of Denmark
  • Amount contributed

    $9,083,221

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $954,100

    2019 $1,411,650

    2018 $1,746,888

    2017 $1,510,862

    2016 $332,708

    2015 $181,613

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