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November 10, 2015

USAID is a leading donor agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and manages more than half of the total U.S. assistance program there. It is also a leader in coordinating efforts with other U.S. Government and international partners to scale development impact.

USAID stands at the forefront of the fight for full and equal rights for LGBTI people in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
September 18, 2015

Some say that, next to all the other social and economic challenges in Bosnia and Herzegovina, LGBTI rights are not a priority. USAID says human rights are always a priority. USAID stands at the forefront of the fight for full and equal rights for LGBTI people in BiH to ensure that the country’s LGBTI citizens and advocates do not stand alone. 

August 11, 2014

As a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is obliged to improve the quality of life of children and other persons with disabilities. But the state does little to fulfill its duty and responsibility to this group of citizens. As a result there is a lack of institutional support services for families of children with physical or developmental disabilities. Having to care for a child or other person with a disability precludes their ability to have a job outside the home, go to school, or have any kind of social or personal life. These caretakers – usually the mothers – become psychologically and physically exhausted, with no end or even temporary relief in sight.

USAID Bosnia and Herzegovina PRO-Future project
November 26, 2013

This project engages citizens and stakeholders at all levels of the BiH Government – municipal, cantonal, entity, and state – to institutionalize commitments to reconciliation within the framework of the USAID-supported Platform for Peace. 


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