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Bolster rights awareness, IFP urges

2012-03-20 21:23

Johannesburg - Ongoing and periodic education programmes are needed to teach South Africans about the origin and the socio-economic implications of human rights, the IFP said on Tuesday.

"These education programmes should pay attention to relevant, proper and simple analysis of a collection of major international texts relating to human rights," Inkatha Freedom Party MP Ben Skosana said in a statement.

South Africans celebrate Human Rights Day on Wednesday.

It was previously known as Sharpeville Day to commemorate the shooting of 69 black protesters by the police in 1960.

Skosana said there was a need to integrate human rights into governance and people's daily lives and occupations.

"Only when a culture of human rights is significantly interwoven in all levels of the public, a society and state founded on human rights will be realised."