OHCHR and Africa Matters to Host African Youth Engagement Session on ESCRs


Join OHCHR and Africa Matters in Empowering Youth for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Poster

In an effort to build a world where economic, social, and cultural rights are protected, promoted, and realized for all, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Africa Matters are collaborating to host an impactful Youth Engagement Session on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR). Marking the significant occasion of the International Day of the African Child, this event aims to raise awareness about the importance of economic, social, and cultural rights and empower young individuals to champion these rights within their communities and beyond.

Scheduled to take place on June 16, 2023, the online session [register here] will provide a platform for passionate youth activists, advocates, and professionals to come together and discuss strategies for advancing ESCR. Under the theme “Empowering Youth for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights,” the event promises to inspire, educate, and mobilize the next generation of change-makers.

One of the distinguished speakers at the event will be Chitralekha Massey, the Team Leader Advocacy and Outreach, Strengthening SDGs and ESCR into COVID-19 response globally in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Known for her expertise in advocating for the integration of human rights principles into development initiatives, Massey’s insights are expected to enrich the discourse on ESCR and its relevance in a post-pandemic world.

Acknowledging that youth represent the future, the event’s organizers believe that investing in their capacity to understand, advocate for, and protect human rights is key to creating a just and equitable world. By embracing the principles of human rights and fostering an environment where ESCR are respected, societies can pave the way for sustainable development, social cohesion, and individual well-being.

1 thought on “OHCHR and Africa Matters to Host African Youth Engagement Session on ESCRs

  1. Together we can stand in empowering the youths,by so doing we are limiting the number of substance and drug abusers,school drop out ,youths that commit crimes,by engaging them in program that keeps them busy,which will also help with their mental health

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