Human rights

  • Launch of the Simone Veil Prize of the French Republic – 8 March 2019

    On 8 March 2019, President Macron awarded the first Simone Veil Prize of the French Republic to Aissa Doumara Ngatansou, the Cameroonian co-founder and coordinator of the Association for the Elimination of Violence (...)

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  • France, champion of gender equality

    100 out of 100. This is the score the World Bank awarded France on the release of its new index: "Women, Business and the Law: A Decade of Reforms".
    The World Bank analysed eight criteria to assess the ability of (...)

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  • 8 March 2019 : International Women’s Day

    On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, we would like to pay tribute to these outstanding Women who contribute or contributed to the advancement of women :
    Sirimavo Bandaranaike, born on 17 April 1916, (...)

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  • French NGO Solidarité Laïque moving forward with the project “Together for early Childhood in Sri Lanka 2018-2021”

    The French NGO Solidarité Laïque, alongside the French Agency for Development (AFD), launched on December 18th 2018 its program “Together for early childhood in Sri Lanka!”, in presence of :

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  • 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Adopted in Paris on 10 December 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights created the foundation on which all the international mechanisms to defend human rights have been built. For France, this 70th anniversary is the opportunity to recall that human rights should be defended and strengthened everywhere in the world.

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  • 2018 HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

    Applications are now open for the 2018 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government.

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  • France’s commitment to gender equality around the world

    Gender inequality continues to be an issue around the world, and has even worsened in some regions. To address this problem, France is enhancing the effectiveness and consistency of the gender actions in its development assistance and external action policies. Its third international strategy on gender equality for 2018-2022 is a steering tool that has been designed to coordinate actions over the next five years and improve the situation of women worldwide. This strategy reflects the French President’s international commitment to making gender equality the main focus of his term.

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  • Human Rights and the Rule of Law: The Franco-German Prize

    Symbol of Germany and France’s shared values, illustrating their commitment to protecting and promoting human rights, the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law was created in 2016 by the foreign ministers of our two countries.

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  • A series of events around the International Human Rights Day

    In Colombo and Kandy, several events will take place to celebrate the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly and the proclamation on December 10th, 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They will be spread out from November 28th to December 11th in partnership with the French Development Agency, the Colombo Short Film Festival, the Alliance Française de Kotte, the German embassy, the Netherlands Embassy and many French NGOs including Médecins du Monde.

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  • 2017 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic

    Applications are now open for the 2017 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, with the two themes media freedom and protection of sexual and reproductive rights.

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