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Gov’t urged to raise awareness on human rights to vulnerable groups

Author : | Published: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Minister of Gender in Central Equatoria State has called on the national government and development partners to raise awareness on the human rights to vulnerable groups.

Today, South Sudan joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Human Rights Day.

Mary Apai says every citizen needs to know their rights and their obligations to the country as per the constitution.

She says vulnerable people especially women and children can be sensitized through training, workshops and campaigns.

Ms. Apai says human rights awareness should be done at national and state levels.

“We feel that it is good to disseminate these materials of Human Rights. They have to be disseminated to the people so that people are aware,” she stressed.

“Sensitization has to take place. I want to inform people of South Sudan in particular women and children that their rights are protected in our national constitutions and all state constitutions and they need to know there rights.”

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365, encompasses the idea that every day is Human Rights Day.

It celebrates the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values, according to the United Nations.

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