The Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) and Lilongwe Police have joined hands in a sensitization awareness campaign on issues of human rights and responsibilities.
The campaign has come about after the MHRC has noted that most crimes committed within the city are related high levels of illiteracy and lack of knowledge on human rights and responsibilities.
The Executive Director of Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) Grace Tikambenji Malera said the commission is aware of the knowledge black out which exits among many Malawians on the issues of human rights which prompts them to commit serious offences in the communities and that is the reason why they are conducting the campaign.
Lilongwe Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Margaret Selemani said many citizens do not understand some laws of the constitution and that of human rights.
She then said ignorance of the law does not make them not to have respect for other people’s rights.
“There are other citizens who behave ignorantly committing offences to test what the government or other authorities will do or say about their conduct,” she said.
The Duo is civic educating and sensitizing the masses in the communities across the country, to enable the people to develop a culture of respect for human rights.
The commission as the National Human Rights Institute is consigned with the mandate of promoting and protecting human rights under the section 129 of the constitution of the republic of Malawi.
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:34