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honoured in France
Peace Project (ZPP)
December 18, 2010
Peace Project (ZPP) has been awarded the French Republic's
Human Rights Prize, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
for the year 2010 for its continuous defence and furtherance of
human rights in Zimbabwe.
The Prize was
presented Wednesday December 15, 2010 by the French Minister for
Justice to ZPP National Director Jestina Mukoko during a warm and
friendly ceremony that was held in Paris.
The Human Rights
Prize is endowed by the French Government and awarded annually by
the Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l'Homme
(National Consultative Commission of Human Rights).
It is conferred
in Paris, usually on December 10th of each year, on the occasion
of the Human Rights Day proclaimed by the United Nations. The award
consists of a medal and a 75.000 € prize shared between the
various winners that has to be used to implement a project aiming
at promoting human rights.
created in 1988, is awarded for individual or collective action
on the ground, irrespective of nationality or borders. The two highlighted
themes for 2010 were poverty, impoverishment and human rights in
a financial and economic crisis and new information and communication
technologies (NICT) and human rights.
Zimbabwe Peace Project was honoured along with two Burmese organisations,
one Mauritanian organisation, and one Chinese blogger.
to the Human Rights Prize were awarded to specific organisations
from Afghanistan, Argentina, Benin, Egypt, Moldavia, and Thailand.
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