Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
Report

Introduction

The following information reports U.S. Government priorities and activities of the U.S. mission in the Solomon Islands to promote democracy and human rights. For background on the Solomon Islands' human rights conditions, please see the 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and the International Religious Freedom Reports at www.state.gov.

Part 1: U.S. Government Democracy Objectives

The U.S. Government supports multilateral programs to rebuild failed police and government institutions, with a particular emphasis on supporting the process of peace and reconciliation.

Part 2: Supporting Top Priorities and Other Aspects of Human Rights and Democratic Governance

The U.S. Government supports multilateral programs to rebuild failed police and government institutions. The U.S. Government actively advocates for the rights and political participation of women through the International Women of Courage Award Program and International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Recognizing women leaders provides women with strong role models and allows them to envision a future that includes women in high-level positions.

The U.S. Government also focuses significant attention on promoting human and civil rights, including the rights of women and minorities, and encourages a free and fair political process. U.S. officials collaborated with local universities, NGOs, and think tanks to make topical presentations throughout the nation on these issues. In July 2010 the United States is funding an election observation mission to the Solomon Islands.

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