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ZPP honoured in France
Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP)
December 18, 2010

The Zimbabwe 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.

This prize, 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.

Special mentions to the Human Rights Prize were awarded to specific organisations from Afghanistan, Argentina, Benin, Egypt, Moldavia, and Thailand.

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