ethnic minorities

ethnic minorities

The proposed project seeks to increase and deepen the engagement of Civil Society Organisations active in human rights in Botswana, particularly minority rights, with the overall objective of reducing discrimination against and lack of recognition of members of minority tribes in Botswana.
The overall objective is to contribute to the implementation of the peace process in Myanmar; and, to support increased inclusivity and trust building between key stakeholders in the peace process.
This project will generate a breakthrough for civil society engagement in human rights issues by working in Kayin, Mon, Northern Shan State and Thanintharyi Region, where until recently civil society has been limited, surpressed, or suffering from insufficient capacity, technical skills and advocacy strategies.
The project PROSPER is promoting sustainable peace and resiliency in Kayah and is implemented at the village, township, district and state level to strengthen peaceful networks and build up capacities for development amongst over 15 000 households, civil society organisations and local government.
Many states are home to ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities whose fundamental freedoms and human rights are abused. People from minority groups tend to be poorer and to have less power, less influence and less access to remedies to tackle their problems than those from the majority population.