The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) has pledged to continue promoting people’s universal human rights by paying special attention to vulnerable groups in society.
CHRR’s research and training officer Michael Kaiyatsa made the pledge on Thursday during an end of year District Aids Coordinating Committee (Dacc) meeting convened to share progress made on the Unite for Body Rights programme the organisation was implementing in the district.
Kaiyitsa said CHRR would remain resolute to fight for the promotion of human rights in all sectors of the society.
“CHRR is a human rights organisation and fights for the rights of everyone regardless of their status or what they do or don’t do – so we will continue with what we have been doing because it is what defines us as a human rights organisation.
“We do not discriminate and we want to make sure that everyone in this country enjoys their rights particularly right to health since without good health there cannot be life,” Kaiyatsa said.
He said CHRR would in a special way focus on protecting the rights of marginalised and vulnerable groups of people in society so that they participated in the country’s socio-economic activities just like anyone else.
“By continuing with the noble work,” Kaiyatsa added, “CHRR would conduct sensitisation campaign meetings so that people are aware that people are different and that difference is not any basis for discrimination.”
Mangochi Dacc chairperson.