The Independent National Commission on Human Rights or INCHR in collaboration with Green Advocates celebrates the African Human Rights Day today, Friday, 21 October in commemoration of the entry into force of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
An INCHR release dated 20 October says the day is celebrated throughout Africa annually, adding that this year’s celebration is under the theme: “Promoting Women’s Rights is a collective Responsibility”.
“This year’s celebration marks the 30th Anniversary of the entry into force of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights since 1986,” the INCHR says. The release says the celebration is also the 13th anniversary of the adoption of the optional Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights and on the Rights of Women often called Maputo Protocol.
The Commission says working along with Green Advocates, it is organizing activities befitting the celebration, including a street parade beginning at the Vamoma House in Sinkor to the INCHR office in Congo Town.
An indoor program will follow the parade with reflection on the Role of Women Human Rights Defenders in Liberia, says the release. Various government ministries and agencies, students, civil society organizations and international partners are expected to grace the celebration.Press release