Accra- 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.
Source: Ghana News Agency