Agreement in Support of Human Rights is Signed by the Embassy of Activists for Peace, the Office of the First Lady of Paraguay and Tesape'a Paraguay
Dr. William Soto, Global Ambassador of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, and Federico Franco, the President of Paraguay, held a meeting in the Mburuvicha Roga presidential residence to discuss the project "Traces to Remember". The primary purpose of this project is to promote the defense of human rights and keep alive the testimonies of Holocaust survivors.
President Franco expressed his support for the project and stressed the importance of encouraging youth, schools and universities to raise awareness about past genocides and teach the importance of respect for human beings regardless of culture, belief or nationality.
Doctor Soto emphasized that one of the objectives of "Traces to Remember" is to raise awareness throughout the world that we are susceptible to the repetition of acts like the Holocaust if we stay indifferent or inactive under these circumstances. He also encouraged government officials to pass laws that help us remember the lessons of history in an effective, simple and peaceful manner, so that countries are free of acts of discrimination and intolerance.
The meeting concluded with a mutual commitment to develop projects within the Paraguayan society that strengthen respect for human dignity.
The Office of the First Lady
After meeting with the President of Paraguay, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace held a conference with Emilia Alfaro de Franco, First Lady of Paraguay and Second Vice President of the House of Representatives, with the intention of expanding "Traces to Remember" and carrying out activities that fulfill the objectives of the project.
The Office of the First Lady, the Tesape'a Paraguay Association, and the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace signed a Joint Agreement, of which the first section states:
"The principal objective of this Agreement is to establish multi-institutional relations between the Office of the First Lady, the Tesape'a Paraguay Association, and the Embassy of Activists for Peace; to agree on a conventional framework in which the participating institutions can work to strengthen projects in favor of peace, harmony, human rights advocacy, and alternative solutions to conflicts, among others."
The Agreement was signed by First Lady Emilia Alfaro de Franco and the Executive President of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, Jose Benjamin Perez.
Furthermore, the First Lady commented that the project "Traces to Remember" will be introduced at universities and other educational institutions associated with her administration, in order to promote the goals of this project, which seek to prevent the violation of human rights.