Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Government And UNDP Signs Two Agreements Worthy $20 Million Towards The Implementation Of Programmes To Mitigate Gender Based Violence And The Promotion Of Human Rights.


Government And The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Have Signed Two Agreements Worthy $20 Million ,Approximately 100 Billion Kwacha Towards The Implementation Of Programmes To Mitigate Gender Based Violence And The Promotion Of Human Rights.

The Agreements Also Include The Promotion Of Dignity Of Individual Citizens And Inclusive Governance.
The Support Is Contained In Two Separate But Interlinked Programmes Namely Government-Un Joint Programme On Gender Based Violence With A Budget Of $15.5 Million And Government-UNDP Governance Programme From 2011-2015 With A Budget Of $7.2million.
The Joint Programme Against Gender Based Violence Is Jointly Funded By The Un System And Other Cooperating Partners While The Governance Programme Is Funded By UNDP Together With Bilateral Cooperating Partners.
The Un-Gender Based Violence Programme Which INVOLVES UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, ILO, WHO, UNHCR and IOM Aims At Contributing To The Reduction Of Gender Based Violence In Zambia Through The Establishment Of An Integrated And Multi-Sectoral Mechanism For The Implementation Of The Anti-Gender Based Violence Act.
The Initiative Will Support The Establishment Of Appropriate Justice/Legal Systems To Implement The Anti-Gender Based Violence Act, Scaling Up Of The Social Protection Systems For Prevention Of Gender Based Violence And Establishment Of An Effective Coordination Mechanism For An Integrated Gender Based Violence Response.
Signing On Behalf Of Government, Secretary To The Treasury Dr Fredson Yamba Welcomed The Support From The UNDP And The U.N System.
And Un Resident Coordinator And UNDP Representative Kanni Wignaraja Has Noted That The Two Programmes Are Based On Core National Priorities And Embrace The Orientation Of The New Government’s Human Development Agenda.
Mrs. Wignaraja Says A Rights Based Approach To Development Which Includes The Promotion Of Gender Equality At All Levels Is Central To The Efforts Being Made By All Stakeholders.

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