Demonstrations: Say YES to Human Rights

Centre for Human Rights Education along with its participants of 2nd Annual Participatory Course on Democracy and Human Rights from different areas of Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan gathered in front of Lahore Press Club for demonstration "Say YES to Human Rights" on September 17, 2011.

The participants raised a wide range of human rights including the rights of women, children, laborers in the fruit and vegetable market, sanitary workers and sewer men, and the rights of religious minorities.

The participants expressed their concern over the deteriorating situation of human rights and demanded that.. 

The government and the state institutions should fulfill its responsibilities and ensure the protection, provision and promotion of human rights irrespective of sex, age, color, race, religion and language.

Special measures should be taken to uplift the disadvantaged segments of the society including children, women and religious minorities which suffer due to wide range of discrimination and violence.

Government should take concrete measure to stop religious extremism and the elements spreading hatred should be treated as per law. 

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Human Rights Defenders demonstrate to "Say Yes to Human Rights"

Centre for Human Rights Education - Pakistan along with its Alumni and like- minded organizations held a demonstration "Say Yes to Human Rights" in front of Lahore Press Club on January 3rd, 2011 to enhance the realization of a human rights friendly Pakistan and to raise voice for the citizen's rights.

CHRE Alumni from different cities of Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa expressed their concerns over the deteriorating situation of human rights and demanded that the government should take concrete actions for the protection and promotion of human rights. The citizens should be treated equal without any discrimination and religious, ethnicity or cultural diversity should be respected.

The changes should be brought in the constitution, statutory laws and policies where ever necessary and all articles which are promoting hatred among various sects and religions. Syllabus should also be reformed and it should be changed with human rights perspective.


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Daily Times, Pakistan

One Pakistan