Legislators on the Human Rights Forum are considering introducing a private member’s bill that seeks to include human rights education in the curricular at all institutions of learning.
The proposal is in line with the recent Declaration by the Common Wealth Africa Parliamentary Human rights group-CWAPHG in Mahe Seychelles.
Godfrey Kiwanda, the chairperson of the Common Wealth Africa Parliamentary Human Rights Group says as away to implement some of the declarations, they are to table a private members Bill to ensure human rights education is included in the school curriculum to enable people understand human rights , protect and promote justice in society.
He said that human rights disciplines are mostly taught in higher institutions of learning while most of the children don’t understand human rights.
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CWAPHG is a network of advocates and law makers in Africa who come together to promote inter parliamentary cooperation with the view of ensuring best practices and strengthening engagement in the implementation of universal periodical review recommendations as submitted by the United Nations bodies.
Kiwanda was elected recently for a two years term to coordinate the activities of the group and to ensure that Parliaments across Africa enhance their capacity in promotion and protection of human rights in their respective countries.
Other declarations made at Seychelles include taking forward the responsibility as parliamentarians in raising awareness of international, regional and national human rights mechanisms and parliamentarians’ concomitant roles and responsibilities in engaging with them.
To ensure that human rights norms and principles are reflected in new laws and addressing gaps in existing legislation where necessary.