Rwanda : UN in Rwanda Organizes Media Workshop on Human Rights
The Senior Human Rights Advisor’s office for Rwanda, and the Yaoundé center for democracy and human rights in central Africa, is organizing a workshop at La Palisse Hotel in Kigali from the 24th to the 26th of July,
The training is with aimed at building the capacity of media to intervene and report on the implementation and the monitoring of the key Human Rights recommendations.
In January 2011, Rwanda submitted to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in front of the Human Rights Council.
The process culminated in 73 recommendations out of which Rwanda has agreed to 67. This set of recommendations covers a wide array of issues in the Rwanda society: political space, access to Justice, child and women’s rights, freedom of expression…
In Rwanda, media took part in the preparation of the UPR, and must consequently be involved in its implementation given the fundamental role they play into ensuring communication and engagement of the society in the process.
No comprehensive action around the freedom of expression can take place without the media on board.
Rwanda has now 3 years to implement the UPR’s recommendations, and to do so the participation of media must be enhanced and their capacity built.
Empowered media will be central stakeholders in such a process, likely to enhance the pace and the efficiency of the reforms, and which participation will be at the core of the evaluation of Rwanda under the 2nd cycle of UPR.
The training will be officially opened by the President of the Rwandan Governance Board (RGB) Professor Anasthase Shyaka and Chris Mburu, the Senior Human Rights Advisor to the UN in Rwanda.
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