We live in an age where truth is suffering from depression because of its unjust suppression. The right to the truth is often invoked in the context of gross violations of human rights and grave breaches of humanitarian law. The relatives of victims of summary executions, enforced disappearance, missing persons, abducted children, torture, require to know what happened to them. The right to the truth implies knowing the full and complete truth as to the events that transpired, their specific circumstances, and who participated in them, including knowing the circumstances in which the violations took place, as well as the reasons for them.
Each year, on 24 March, the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed.
This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador.
The purpose of the Day is to:
Honour the memory of victims of gross and systematic human rights violations and promote the importance of the right to truth and justice;
Pay tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all;
Recognize, in particular, the important work and values of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, of El Salvador, who was assasinated on 24 March 1980, after denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable populations and defending the principles of protecting lives, promoting human dignity and opposition to all forms of violence.
Celebrating the first International Day of Education in 2019.
Education is a human right.
The right to education is enshrined in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration calls for free and compulsory elementary education. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1989, goes further to stipulate that countries shall make higher education accessible to all.
Education is key to sustainable development
When it adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, the international community recognized that education is essential for the success of all 17 of its goals. Sustainable Development Goal 4, in particular, aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.
Challenges to achieving universal education
Education offers children a ladder out of poverty and a path to a promising future. But about 265 million children and adolescents around the world do not have the opportunity to enter or complete school. More than a fifth of them are of primary school age. They are thwarted by poverty, discrimination, armed conflict, emergencies and the effects of climate change. Migration and forcible displacement also affect the achievement of the education goals, as presented in the 2019 Global Education Monitoring report.
By proclaiming the International Day of Education, UN member states recognized the importance of working to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels – so that all people may have access to lifelong learning opportunities that help them to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to access opportunities to participate fully in society and contribute to sustainable development.
Imagine a life without a woman! A home without a mother! No caring sisters to share our sorrows and joys with! Worse of, no wives in the house to make it a home and colour it from black and white to a rainbow!
Truth remains that a man’s life will be perpetually lonely and incomplete without the woman by their side. A woman is the spice of our lives. She is our mother, our sister, our wife and even our grandmother. She is our nation and generations to come
To kiss the while story, she is the source of life. Before being a mother, a sister, a wife, she is first and fore most a girl and if you are saving a girl, you are saving your world. She is not your demand, she is your need.
“If a girl is so crucial in life, she need not be subjected to ill treatment, molestation, gender discrimination and bias, especially when it comes to education. In the 21st century, we still have culture shock of a people regarding the girl child as an investment, in the form of marriage, while education is reserved for the man. So bizare a thing to look upon!This is mostly as a result of male chauvinism, which brings to light, the alien society we live in.
Join us take this as a personal course. To Safeguard this pillar of love, affection and creation, bearing in mind that saving a girl is saving your world.
There is no legacy…I mean as in no legacy that rocks eternity than that of impacting someone’s life.
There wasn’t any better way to end the year than Fulfilling our mission of empowering a girl physically and psychologically, through “A girl, A pad” campaign.
Our hearts are melting and overflowing with love for these amazing girls who graced the colour of this event in Bamenda to learn about appropriate menstrual hygiene, fighting depression, dangers of premarital sex, a cultural perspective to menstruation, nurturing self love and lots more from our powerful speakers;
Dr. Fanny, Ngong Sandra, Dorcas Nshom, Mbain Derek and Kilz Tubuo respectively.
Tell a girl to tell a girl to be be part of us next time. A super new year to y’all.