The Universal Rights Awards Ceremony 2017

Since 2012, the Universal Rights Awards Ceremony was the first multi-mission initiative to highlight the contributions of Armenia’s civil rights activists, government officials, and media and civil society representatives to the promotion of human rights. Armenian government officials, foreign diplomats, NGO representatives, and the press attended the event.

The U.S. Embassy, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Embassy of the Republic of France, the United Nations, and the Council of Europe honoured individuals working to promote human rights, freedom of expression, diversity, religious acceptance, democracy, transparency, legal reform and equal rights in Armenia at the Universal Rights Awards Ceremony today.

This year, the French and German Embassies in Armenia for the first time presented a joint “Franco-German Prize for Equal Chances.” This prize, part of a worldwide Franco-German initiative, is intended to honor an organization or a person in Armenia that ha

s excelled in the fight against discrimination. H.E. Jonathan Lacôte, Ambassador of France said: “I am proud that French and German Embassies got united to support the work of civil society towards a more inclusive society with equal chances for all”.  H.E. Matthias Kiesler, Ambassador of Germany said: “I am happy to announce that we have selected “Agate –  Rights Defense Center for Women with Disabilities NGO” based in Gyumri for the first Franco-German Prize. It is very encouraging to see that, over the past 10 years, “Agate” has implemented more than 50 programmes. These activities had a positive impact on more than 1,000 people with disabilities and their family members.”

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