Minorities at the UN: Improve education for minorities in Zimbabwe
On 29 and 30 November 2011, MRG's partners took part in the fourth session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues as part of MRG's Global Advocacy Programme (GAP) which offers online and practical training and direct advocacy opportunities to minority activists across the world.
Misheck Gondo, the National Chairperson of the National Association of Youth Organisations was one of several participants who had taken part in GAP, representing their communities in the Forum. He focused on the issue of mainstreaming human rights education amongst local communities in Zimbabwe. His full statement is available here.
He noted that amongst both minority and majority groups in Zimbabwe, there is a lack of knowledge on rights due to the governments’ reluctance to provide human rights education. Following this, NAYO recommends the encouragement of such education on various sectors including schools, colleges, communities and the security sector, in particular focusing on the rights of minority women and girls.
Photo: Tonga grandmother in Binga, Zimbabwe