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Grants $39.1M to Merundoi Inc Head of the European Union (EU) delegation in Guyana Ambassador Robert Kopecký and Executive Director of Merundoi Inc Margaret Lawrence yesterday signed a grant contract for the implementation of a project captioned “Modelling and Reinforcement to combat Domestic Violence.”rom Left Executive Director of Merundoi Margaret Lawrence and Right Ambassador Robert Kopecký.The grant which is funded from the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) 2012-2013 and comes at a cost of EURO 137, 222 ($39.1M).The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) is a self-standing financing instrument that provides assistance for the promotion of democracy and human rights worldwide, and in Guyana specifically aims at assisting civil society to become an effective force for political reform and the defence of human rights.According to the EU “Since 2010,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, the EU Delegation in Guyana has launched regular calls for proposals under this thematic line and to date has provided grant financial assistance to a total of 22 beneficiaries, totalling approximately EURO 1.4M ($399M).”Merundoi which is an Amerindian word from the Akawaio tribe, means strength, stamina,Cheap Jerseys From China, courage and hope. It is a local Non-Governmental Organisation established in 2007 and its mandate is to work with its partners towards a Guyanese society where every child has the right to grow up in a safe and secure family and community.According to the European Union the overall objectives of the Merundoi Inc project are “to sensitize men and young boys about the effects of Gender Based Violence (GBV), and encourage them to adopt new attitudes, behaviours and practices that will improve their lives, to educate young people about GBV as a preventive approach with education rooted in gender- and rights-based approaches, and to empower women to identify all forms of abuse and to take action to protect themselves.”This,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, the EU said, will be achieved through the utilization of entertainment and education to raise general awareness leading to raising questions and fostering dialogue that will lead to attitude and behaviour changes.Ambassador Robert Kopecký stated that  “not only does the EU advocate for better protection for victims of domestic violence, the EU also advocates for the eradication of domestic violence in all forms. The rights of vulnerable persons,NBA Jerseys Store, especially those subjected to the scourge of domestic violence,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, are particularly important and the Merundoi project seemed particularly appropriate in this regard.”He said that he looks forward to an effective implementation of the project as it complements the existing work on the ground “initiated by the Government of Guyana and other civil society partners.”The Ambassador said that the EU adopted the European Protection Order (EPO) “which will help to protect victims of crime and victims of violence, wherever they go in Europe: the protection will travel with the citizen.” The Ambassador opined that the EPO could be looked at for best practices in combating domestic violence locally.While Executive Director of Merundoi,  Margaret Lawrence articulated that research shows that Domestic Violence crosses racial and socioeconomic lines with “31 women killed in 2012, 24 in 2013 and 4 in January 2014.”According to Lawrence the project will sensitize men and young boys to the effects of Gender Based Violence (GBV),Kurt Warner Cardinals Jersey, encouraging them to adopt new behaviours; empower women and girls to identify all abuse and protect themselves and facilitate general dialogue leading to behaviour change.She said that work under EU funding will be done in the ten administrative regions with in and out of school females and males; current and former prisoners; men; parents. The general public will be therefore given a voice in preventing violence against women.“It is envisaged that the grant to Merundoi Inc. will supplement the work already undertaken by other grant beneficiaries locally, and the organization will be working over the next twenty four months towards the effective roll-out of the activities foreseen under the intervention.”
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