Deputy UN Human Rights High Commissioner Kyung-wha Kang has expressed satisfaction with how Salima residents are addressing human rights challenges they face.
The UN rights envoy said this in Makiyoni area in the central Malawi district on Wednesday when she visited people undertaking the UNDP-funded Right to Development Project as part of her activities in her four-day visit in Malawi.
The project, run by the Democracy Consolidation Programme in partnership with Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation and the Development Communications Trust, seeks to equip communities in the district with knowledge and skills on how to demand their right to development as provided for by Section 30 of the Constitution.
Said the envoy: â€œI am happy to see what we have been discussing in Geneva on matters of human rights becoming a reality in Salima. This is an indication that you people understand issues of human rights quickly,â€ she said.