French Human Rights Price 2015 goes to a Pakistani organization
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, France reaffirms its commitment to respecting and promoting human rights.
We pay tribute to the commitment of those who are fighting everywhere to defend fundamental freedoms, risking their freedom and sometimes their lives.
The French Republic’s Human Rights Prize, awarded by the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights, has been presented on 11 December to NGOs whose commitment is particularly exemplary. The “Organization for Community development”, Pakistani NGO based in Punjab, was one of the awarded 2015, for its very much community based project aiming at reinforcing cyber skills, especially of women and children, to avoid hate speech and diffuse positive messages on dialogue between communities.
This year, the exceptional mobilization of states within the framework of COP21 provides an opportunity to increase awareness within the international community of the close links between human rights and the environment and to promote a united response to the climate challenge. Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, chaired a meeting on this topic today together with Mary Robinson and civil society representatives.