Mina Mensah, Head of the African chapter of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, has advised stakeholders to ensure that the youths of the country receive the needed education on their civil liberties and human rights.
This, she said would ensure that their rights and liberties are respected and not abused.
Speaking to Newslinegh at the Kaneshie Kingsway Cluster of Schools to mark this year’s World Human Rights Day, Mrs. Mina Mensah, asserted that the youth should be encouraged to study and know their rights from the foundational level.
She indicated that, this would enable them know when their rights are infringed upon at any given time, she said, “to ensure rights are respected and not abused, the youth should be aware of the liberties they have and be encouraged to know by studying about human rights”.
The United Nations General Assembly has set aside December 10 each year as the day to celebrate Human Rights Day across the world.
The day is set aside to commemorate the day the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
That Declaration forms the backbone of the human rights architecture of our societies, where each of us – without discrimination – has the right to live and thrive in peace and safety.
This year’s celebrations which was held under the theme, ‘Youth Standing Up For Human Rights’ was marked at the Kaneshie Kingsway Cluster of Schools in Accra, under the auspices of the Africa Office, of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Accra Ghana.
Students from schools displayed placards and read Statements from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The CHRI office also made a donation of text books to the school’s library to foster the teaching and learning of pupils, to do well at their terminal and final basic education examinations.