Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record

The Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record (SHRD) report is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State in compliance with Section 665 of P.L. 107-228, the Fiscal Year 2003 Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which was signed into law on September 30, 2002. It requires the Department to report on actions taken by the U.S. Government to encourage respect for human rights. This report complements the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

Each year, the SHRD highlights a number of DRL-funded programs that have incredible impact, inspiring success stories, and exceed expectations. The SHRD can be found at

Regional Program Highlights

DRL supports programming in every region of the world. Through the success of the HRDF and other funding sources, DRL programming has expanded to reach dozens of countries throughout the world. While DRL programs are typically country-specific, a number of programs are regional in focus.

Please click on the regional map below to go to the Regional Program Highlight pages.

If a scroll bar appears below the following table, swipe the table to move left/right of the dashed line.

[This is a mobile copy of Program Highlights]

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