Delegation of the European Union to Zambia and COMESA

The European Union awards four grants for a total of 989,890 EUR for the protection of the rights of marginalised groups, and in particular for the persons with disabilities

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On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Delegation of the European Union to Zambia would like to inform about its decision to award grants for a total of 989,890 Euro to four projects related to the protection of the rights of marginalised groups, and in particular for the rights of persons with disabilities.

THE EUROPEAN UNION AWARDS FOUR GRANTS FOR A TOTAL OF EURO 989,890 FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF MARGINALISED GROUPS, AND IN PARTICULAR FOR THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Delegation of the European Union to Zambia would like to inform about its decision to award grants for a total of 989,890 Euro to four projects related to the protection of the rights of marginalised groups, and in particular for the rights of persons with disabilities.

Examples of inequalities and marginalisation do exist in Zambia, despite the positive efforts of the Government and civil society to try and protect the victims. This is why the European Union has decided to support civil society organisations that dedicate themselves to assist those who suffer – and have suffered – from marginalisation and discrimination.

A call for proposals was launched under the European Instrument for Human Rights and Democracy which was designed to help civil society to become an effective force for advocacy/reforms and the defence of human rights. The key priority of the call was the protection of the rights of people victim of discrimination.

During the launching ceremony of the call for proposal, the Ambassador of the European Union, H.E. Alessandro Mariani, stated "With continued commitment and fruitful partnerships at the Government and civil society level, and with greater tolerance vis-à-vis some marginalised groups, Zambia could set the example for many other countries on the continent."

Today, the European Union Delegation is pleased to announce the names of the civil society organisations which are going to benefit from the EU grants and the main purpose of their respective projects:

 

Organisation

Partners

Title of the project

AIDS-Fondet

Itezhi-Tezhi Widows and Widowers Association

Reducing stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS in Itezhi-Tezhi District

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

 

Households in Distress Programme

 

Inclusion for All: Promoting economic and social rights of people with disabilities in Mbala district

SOS Children's Villages Zambia

 

- Archie Hinchcliffe Disability Intervention

- Disability Rights Watch

- SOS Kinderdorf International

Effective inclusion and participation for children with disabilities in quality education, health and social services in Zambia

Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD)

 

N/A

Enhancing Access to Inclusive Education for Children with Disability in Rural Zambia

 

For more information, contact: Patricia Pennetier, Programme Manager patricia.pennetier@eeas.europa.eu

 

 

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