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World commemorates Human Rights day

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By Lerato Ndlovu and Ruvimbo Makombe
This day counts as the 71st year celebrating the international Human Rights day since the inception of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
This year is running under the theme “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights,” with youths marching for their right to a future of peace, justice and equal opportunities since every person is entitled to all rights: civil, political, economic, social and cultural. Regardless of where they live, race, ethnicity, religion, social origin, gender, sexual orientation, political or other opinions, disability or income, or any other status.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Message stated that young people are marching, organizing and speaking out as a way of bringing human rights to life.
“Globally, young people are marching, organizing, and speaking out on issues to do with the right to a healthy environment, equality of women and girls, participating in decision-making and freedom of expression,” she said.
In line with the right to health Mashonaland West Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Mary Mliswa at World Aids day commemorations in her province said the allocation of health resources should be improved and society should not turn a blind eye on child marriages.
“Our society cannot continue to condone and turn a blind eye to child marriages, members of the community and law enforcement apparatus have a duty to play in truncating this diabolic phenomenon,” she said. “Allocation of resources by the central government should be improved to achieve universal treatment and viral load testing, let me emphasize the need for leadership by the government on universal health coverage.”
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Michelle Bachelet in her message stated that people are working for hope.
“In every region, people are working for hope from accelerating climate crisis to the fight against inequality and repressive institutions defining policies for our countries.
“I am inspired by the courage, clarity and principle of the women, men and young people who are rising up peacefully, to create greater freedom and justice their voices are the living expressions of human rights, ”she said. “Policy-makers everywhere need to listen to these calls and in response, they need to shape more effective, more principled policies, we all need to stand up for human rights.

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