Minister O'Donnell approves £394,000 in grants for Human Rights and Democratisation Projects world wide
Minister O'Donnell approves £394,000 in grants
for Human Rights and Democratisation Projects world wide
Ms. Liz O'Donnell, T.D., Minister of State for Overseas Development and Human Rights, has approved today grants totalling £394,000 for nine Human Rights and Democratisation projects world wide.
"The objective of these grants from Irish Aid is to support projects and activities which provide assistance for the development of democratic processes and institutions and for the protection of human rights within developing countries. I believe in the importance of the promotion of good governance and participatory development", said Minister O'Donnell.
"Examples of projects supported include a programme aimed at developing citizenship in Senegal among young people especially young women; a democracy and voter education programme in the Honduras; a violence prevention and awareness programme for women in El Salvador; and a programme aimed at supporting the participation by indigenous and tribal representatives from Asia and the Pacific area in UN and other working groups".
"These grants bring to over £950,000 the total assistance allocated by Irish Aid to Human Rights and Democratisation projects so far in 1997", the Minister concluded. Top