It’s International Day for Human Right, today. The National Commission for Civic Education on this day joins the rest of the world to celebrate the occasion. The UN dedicates the day to raise awareness on human rights issues hammering the need for countries and individuals to respect the rights and freedoms of people. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Stand Up For Human Rights”. Inferring from this year’s theme, global citizens must stand up for their rights and people’s rights, liberties and freedoms must be respected.
Every citizen must have the right to education, decent living, health care, security, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work among others. International day for Human Rights must serve as a reminder to improve the physical, socio-cultural and spiritual well-being of vulnerable people (women, disabled people, poor, children etc.) globally.
The NCCE as an institution has over the years educated and engaged Ghanaians on their rights and responsibilities to curb human rights violations in Ghana. As a country, we must appreciate and respect the rights of others to live in harmony with each other. The NCCE urges citizens to safeguard and protect the rights of children and the vulnerable and stand up against all forms of abuse against such people.
Let’s stand up for human rights and frown on child labor, assaults, human trafficking, sexual abuse and acts that undermine the rights of people. #StandUpforHumanRights