Bridgers Association Cameroon

CHILD RIGHTS & YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

What is the role for young people in human rights promotion?

Human Rights COnference

Organised in Buea recently by Youth Partnership at PAID WA, this Human Rights Conference that came on the heels of the 70 Years celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Prof. Uwem Essia (Director of Pan African Institute) delivered the Keynote Address. The theme of this conference was Transforming the Future of Human Rights in Cameroon: Role of Young People.
 
Bridgers Association Cameroon, as an active nonprofit and human development organization with a Human Rights arm, was part of this event.
 
What is the Role for Young People in Human Rights Promotion?
The conference participants including the panelists and moderator were wonderful in the discussion. The Lessons drawn were great. The role of various Stakeholders in Human Rights Promotion was outlined during group-working sessions and during the general discussions. The discussions included the role of different topics, such as:
 
Briefly put, young people should and must strive to receive human rights education, they should get involve and intrinsically and integrally be motivated on human rights activities. Motivation here should not only be for money but for commitment and love for the advancement of our community. This is the only way we can enhance the society we live in.
 
For no society can develop if the respect of human rights is not considered paramount.
 
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BE A GOOD CITIZEN

To be a good citizen, we consider the following as key-qualities, which we try to promote:
 
  • Be empathic and respect others feelings
  • Think about the impact of your own actions on others
  • Be humble and willing to share, especially with those who are in need
  • Respects others opinions and values (To not be arrogant and impose ones own opinion on to someone elses)
  • Be obedient to the law
  • Be informed by reading notices, newspaper and listening to the radio as well as reading books, and thus not spread false news)
  • Engage in service of community work
  • Protect and helps the weak and the poor (For example, to help children, the handicapped and the old people to cross roads, gives directions to strangers who need help)
  • Be kind to yourself as well as to others
  • Reflect your own actions and those of others
  • Be able to take another persons position or point of view