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Danish Minorities Center for Human Rights and Development (DMC-HRD)

National Network: 
Denmark
Address: 
C/o Emmanuel Kamwi, Montebello Alle 3, 1th
3000 Helsingør
Denmark
Telephone: 
+45 267916101
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2015
General Information: 

While a number of NGOs in Denmark may focus on ethnic minorities as a target group for their activities, few are led or are inclusive of ethnic minorities in their decision making structures. The Danish Center for Human Rights and Developed (DMC-HRD)  was specifically established as a space for ethnic minorities to initiate and coordinate their own activities aimed at promoting human rights, fostering social cohesion,  and encouraging the participation of ethnic minorities in political affairs and local development. 

DMC-HRD is a relatively new organisation, it is run by volunteers; funding to the organisation comprises membership subscription and donations from members .

DMC-HRD is a member of CISU, a network of civil society organisations in Denmark. 

Mission and Objectives: 

i) To conduct trainings and civic education activities for ethnic minorities with the view of supporting their full integration in the Danish society

 

ii) To provide ethnic minorities with a platform for engaging in development projects aimed at promoting human rights, peace, democracy and sustainable development in their countries of origin or in developing countries

iii) To support and strengthen the capacity of local NGOs in selected developing countries to effectively facilitate the participation of ethnic/racial minorities in local governance and socio-economic affairs of their society

Main Projects / Activities: 

i) Conducting trainnngs for ethnic minorities 

ii) Embarking on projects related to  Human Rights, Social Cohesion, Sustainable Development Goals and Local Governance

ii) Facilitating ethnic monorities to develop project proposals and run their own activities

iv) Providing space for ethnic minorities to engage in Election Observations 

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Sharing our experience in facilitating the participation of minorities in becoming active citizens.

Providing training on topics related to Human Rights, Social Cohesion, livelihood and election observation.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

i) To be part of a group of  linkminded organisations, and through the group,  increase our chances of effecting social change at national, regional and global level 

ii) To exchange ideas and share best practices with other netwotk members.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Emmanuel Kamwi
Job Title: 
Board Secretary
Head of the organisation: 
Emmanuel Kamwi
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Mirriane Holst
Job Title: 
Board Member