November 29, 2023

US allots $3 million for projects that can improve human rights in North Korea

Washington seeks projects with ‘immediate impact,’ but has yet to appoint new DPRK human rights policy envoy

The Biden administration has earmarked up to $3 million in funding for human rights projects that can have “an immediate impact leading to long-term, sustainable reforms” in North Korea.

The U.S. Department of State announced the funding opportunity on Wednesday, inviting human rights groups to apply for project backing in one of four areas: fostering accountability for serious human rights abuses repression, advancing the rights of women and girls, promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, and strengthening labor rights.