Protection and Human Rights

Millions of individuals worldwide face discrimination, persecution, and even violence.  Relief International is on the forefront of implementing programs to protect and support these individuals and encourage peace through nonviolent conflict resolution. The result is programming that provides legal-assistance, fights trafficking in persons, promotes media and journalism, and encourages democratic governance. The rights of women and girls is a critical issue in this sector, and is incorporated in many of Relief International’s programs. Relief International's approach to civil society development emphasizes cross-cultural understanding and empowerment of vulnerable and under-represented members of society.

Bangladesh: Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking
With a special emphasis on male migrant workers, RI is training local NGOs and community-based organizations to identify victims of trafficking, provide victim support, and raise awareness of victims’ legal rights. Learn More...

Afghanistan: Improved Irrigation Infrastructures
Under the Improvement of Irrigation Infrastructures Program in the Kapisa province, supported by the French government, RI is constructing irrigation infrastructures in 30 communities along the Tagab river. Learn More...

Afghanistan: Alleviating Poverty through Good Governance
The Governance Transparency Fund (GTF) contributes to poverty alleviation and good governance in Nimroz through strengthening links between village, district and provincial governing bodies. Learn More...

Afghanistan: Building National Solidarity
The National Solidarity Program (NSP) develops the ability of Afghan communities to enact their own development projects, through the creation of Community Development Councils. Relief International is a facilitating partner. Learn More...

Somalia: Fuel Efficient Stoves Reducing Gender Based violence
Relief International is piloting a project to introduce and promote fuel-efficient stoves amongst internally displaced populations. Learn More...

Nepal: Payment for Ecosystem Services
To conserve valuable ecosystem services (water, soil, biodiversity, and forest products needed by communities for food, fodder, fuel medicine and income generation) in order to reduce poverty and empower communities in rural Nepal. Learn More...

Guinea: Advancing Democratic Governance
The Multi-Sectoral Interventions to Advance Democratic Governance in Guinea project, also known as Faisons Ensemble (FE), is a pivotal effort to address a fundamental problem that negatively affects all aspects of life in Guinea-poor governance. The Team's vision of the program is that by improving governance in health, education, and the agriculture and natural resource management sectors, the population will have improved services and will be more empowered. Learn More...