Conference highlights human rights education to children
April 5, Kathmandu: The third South Asia Conference of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) concluded in the Kathmandu on Saturday stressing on the need of involving and educating youths for upholding human rights.
President of YHRI Dr Mary Shuttleworth said that there will no sign of improvements in human rights condition until and unless children were taught about human rights. Young people
“We have to teach young people to respect other’s rights and then they will learn to take responsibility to that end,” Shuttleworth said.
Gross human rights violations continue throughout the World with south-Asian countries more vulnerable due to illiteracy, poverty, under-development, conflict and political instability.
The United Nations defines human rights as “rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language or any other status.”
Reena KC of YHR Nepal said that child labour, domestic violence, caste-based discrimination and gender disparity are rampant in the country.
“Though the constitution of our country does not discriminate against people on any basis, ground reality is different,” lawmaker Keshav Badal said. “We have to change our mindset to bring about change,” he said.
The Oslo Times