Ghana celebrates Human Rights Day

Accra – Participants at the media briefing
Ghana Has Organized a number of activities to commemorate the Human Rigter Day. Were the activities led by the country’s Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, with the active support and participation of the United Nations System in Ghana, donor partners and NGO Coalition on Human Rights.
The activities included an inter-schools Debate on the topic: “Discrimination: A Threat to Child Development,” a talk on the rights of the disabled, a panel discussion on corruption with the launch of a handbook on corruption and a media briefing to present ITS 2009 report: “The State of Human Rights in Ghana”.

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Accra WORKED with the Commission on preparations for the week-long activities based on the theme: “Embrace Diversity, End Discrimination.

The Commission’s postponement Was presented by ITS Commissioner, Mr. Emile Francis Short. This year, the deferral Focused On The économique, social and cultural rights of Ghanaians looking at education, health, women’s rights, children’s rights, harmful cultural practices, Extremely Deprived communities (slums), police cells and prisons.

According To Mr. Short, Even Though The Right to Education in Ghana Under reconnu IS ITS 1992 Constitution and the country’s Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education Has Made it mandatory for all children of school going age to school expects, Many children do not expect any school while all others absented from school to Themselves engages in menial jobs to survive or support Their Families.

The UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Daouda Toure Said That Under ITS Development Assistance Framework, the UN system in Ghana assisted the enactment and reform of Laws and Measures to address the inherent Discriminatory Practices in response to the Underlying principles and articles of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Under various programs, the UN System Supported Ghana Government’s programs have the right to food, education, work and access to health as “under the MDGs.
An open forum That Followed Raised from it the rights of children, remand prisoners, refugees and Blind Students access to materials in Braille.

There Were they concern the rights of female porters, What Followed after visits to the Commission by Several seats and the Justice for All Programme. Ms. Anna Bossman, a Deputy Commissioner, chaired the media briefing.