CHRI Africa Office commemorates International Human Rights Day with students


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Accra, Dec. 12, GNA
– the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Africa Office, Ghana, has
commemorated the International Human Rights Day with students in Accra.

A statement issued
by CHRI and copied to the Ghana News Agency recalled that the United Nations
General Assembly has set aside December 10 each year as the day to celebrate
Human Rights Day across the world.

It said the day was
set aside to commemorate the day the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

It said the
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.

It said this year’s
celebrations which was held under the theme: ‘Youth Standing Up For Human
Rights’ was marked at Kaneshie Kingsway Cluster of Schools in Accra under the
auspices of the CHRI Africa Office, Ghana.

The statement said
students from the Kaneshie Kingsway Cluster of Schools read the statement from
the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights

Madam Mina Mensah,
the Head of CHRI Africa, speaking at the sensitisation event to pupils of the
school, said to ensure that rights are respected and not abused, the youth
should be aware of the liberties they have and study more on human rights.

This, she said,
would help ascertain when their fundamental human rights were infringed upon at
any given time.

The statement said
the 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.

GNA