16 June, 2014.
 
The Rights Awareness Programme (RAP), a 2-year human rights and democracy project to strengthen civil society which is funded by the European Union and targeted at youth and civil society organizations, will launch with an Information Session at the UWI Undercroft, Mona on Monday, June 23 at 5:30pm.
 
Visiting researcher Dr. Steven L.B. Jensen of the Danish Institute of Human Rights in Denmark, will deliver the keynote address on Jamaica’s historical leadership in human rights. Invited attendees include GOJ ministry representatives, the British High Commissioner, EU Delegation members, civil society (CSO) and non-governmental organisation (NGO) leaders, and human rights advocates and activists.
 
The RAP project, which is jointly implemented, by the British Council and RISE Life Management Services, was announced in October 2013 as one of three projects to benefit from a total of $52 million in European Union grant funding for Justice and Human Rights in Jamaica.

WHO The Rights Awareness Project (RAP) invites coverage of
WHAT The RAP Information Session and Project Launch
WHEN Monday, June 23, 2014 at 5:30pm
WHERE The Undercroft, University of the West Indies, Mona

GUEST SPEAKER Dr. Steven L.B. Jensen, Researcher, Danish Institute of Human Rights

About RAP

The Rights Awareness Programme (RAP) is funded by the European Union and jointly implemented by the British Council and RISE Life Management Services. RAP is delivering human rights awareness and advocacy training to over 1,000 youths across Jamaica, building the capacity of civil society organisations and promoting greater awareness of human rights islandwide.

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