Date: December 11, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou presented the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy’s Asia
Democracy and Human Rights Award to Kathmandu-based Shakti Samuha Dec. 10, praising the organization for its humanitarian work in Nepal.
“Shakti Samuha is a champion in safeguarding those at risk of human trafficking in the South Asian nation,” Ma said. “Its globally recognized efforts also won the organization the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2013.
“In honoring Shakti Samuha for sheltering female human trafficking survivors, the TFD award underscores Taiwan’s commitment to promoting democracy and human rights protection.”
The president made the remarks while handing over the award and a grant of US$100,000 to Shakti Samuha President Sunita Danuwar in Taipei City. [FULL STORY]