The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) of the US State Department has posted a Request for Proposals from US-based organizations for the promotion of democracy and human rights in Chad. The proposed project should address either work towards prevention of recruitment of child soldiers in government or rebel groups or ensure reduction of school violence in the country. The former involves raising awareness among the field-level members of the military, local refugee leaders, parents/parent-teacher associations, gendarmes and law enforcement officials, local and provincial civilian authorities, and civil society/religious groups for preventing child soldier recruitment. In the education theme, the projects should work towards reducing school violence and increase the inclusion of girls in education. However, all project proposals should demonstrate in-depth knowledge of any ongoing intervention and should also work with other similar projects implemented by UNHCR, UNICEF and other agencies, but should not lead to duplication. Since projects have to be submitted online through grants.gov, all applicants need to be registered immediately for this. There is a set format available for presenting the concept notes. Deadline is 16 July 2009. For more information, visit this link.