10 Apr Support Young Human Rights Educators Movement
Young Talents in Action Club, launches ‘Young Human Rights Educators Movement’ in Embu County
The universal declaration of human rights by the UN General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948, General Assembly Resolution 217A was a major milestone in the history of human rights, especially the rights of a child. Consequently, member states like Kenya have drafted and enacted laws and policies that safeguard and protect the rights of every child regardless of among others race, ethnicity, colour, sex and gender. These include; The Constitution of Kenya 2010, The Penal Code (Cap.63 Laws of Kenya), The Evidence Act (Cap 80, Laws of Kenya), Matrimonial Causes Act (Cap 152, Laws of Kenya), the Children Act (Cap.586, Laws of Kenya) and The Children’s Act 2001.
However, despite there being laws, policies, treaties and other instruments that provide for the safety and protection of children, there has been much concern owing to the increased number of child abuse cases especially the girl child in the past few years. This necessitates the need for integrated efforts towards the reduction and subsequent eradication of child abuse cases in the world and especially in Kenya. It is with this realisation that the Government of Ireland through Misean Cara, have supported Young Talents In Action Club, a club in the Don Bosco Girls Community Embu, to initiate and launch a Movement that will work together with other agencies, organizations and institutions both governmental and non-governmental in an effort to eradicate this evil from the society.
The movement has already created a relationship and managed to bring on board several agencies and organizations such as the Deaf Empowerment Society of Kenya, The National Council for Children Services through its Embu County coordinator, the Children Departments in the 5 Embu Sub-Counties, the Ministry of Gender and Social Development in Embu, The Child Welfare Society of Kenya, and the National Commission of Human Rights among others.
With its launch, it’s now open to the wider public and every other individual, or an institution that may want to become members. The institutions of learning, especially the secondary schools, polytechnics, colleges and universities are encouraged to join, become part and work together for this noble initiative.
The young movement needs support from well-wishers to strengthen and broaden the campaign for the protection and promotion of human rights