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Rwanda Democratic Green Party Leader Receives Democracy Prize in Swedish Parliament

The Prize is given in honor of the democratic struggle started in Rwanda and the resolve to continue it.

Frank Habineza, Founding President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda
Frank Habineza, Founding President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda. Courtesy: coloredopinions.blogspot.com

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Frank Habineza, Founding President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, has received a Democracy Prize in Swedish Parliament, today, 28th April 2011.

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) is a new political party launched on 14thAugust 2009 at Hotel Laico (Ex-Novotel) Kigali, in presence of Rwandans, the national and international media and representatives from different diplomatic missions in Rwanda.

The Prize was awarded by Hon. Bodil Ceballos, a Swedish Parliamentarian, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and alternates on the Defence and Justice Committees. She is also a member of the Green Party of Sweden.

This initiative originated from the Green Party in Gävle, led by Ms.Inger Schörling, former Member of Swedish Parliament and European Parliament. She is also the Vice Chairperson of Green Forum Sweden and particularly in charge of East Africa.

The Prize is given in honor of the democratic struggle started in Rwanda and the resolve to continue it, using peaceful and non-violent means, despite all the hard challenges faced.

This is a great encouragement and we highly applaud the Green Party in Gävle, Ms.Inger Schörling and Hon.Bodil Ceballos for this recognition.

More about DGPR

DGPR explains that the party's main goal is to bring about a real genuine and authentic political opposition in the country.

It plans to win broad support through actualizing its main objective, democratically greening of the country. DGPR is a peoples party, striving for a progressive peoples democracy, the type of democracy that will ensure all Rwandans are able to freely live in their country without fear and enjoy all their rights as provided for in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and other related international laws, rules and democratic principles.

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Jennifer Fierberg is a social worker in the US working on peace and justice issues in Africa with an emphasis on the crisis in Rwanda and throughout the central region of Africa. Her articles have been published on many humanitarian sites that are also focused on changing the world through social, political and personal action.

Jennifer has extensive background working with victims of trauma and domestic violence, justice matters as well as individual and family therapy. Passionate and focused on bringing the many humanitarian issues that plague the African Continent to the awareness of the developed world in order to incite change. She is a correspondent, Assistant Editor, and Volunteer Coordinator for NGO News Africa through the volunteer project of the UN. Jennifer is also the media co-coordinator and senior funding executive for The Africa Global Village (www.africaglobalvillage.com) Jennifer comes to www.Salem-News.com with a great deal of experience and passion for working to stop human right violation in Africa.




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