Children reminded of human rights

2018-03-20 06:00
Children at Edendale Primary School were reminded of their human rights.

Children at Edendale Primary School were reminded of their human rights.

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The month of March is commemorated as Human Rights Month in South Africa, with today (21 March) being Human Rights Day.

“Manenberg police are committed to ensuring that every single individual’s human rights are protected. The police have become the custodians of human rights and it is our responsibility to ensure that everyone realises that human rights must be protected by everyone and not just the police,” says Manenberg police spokesperson, Captain Ian Bennett.

He adds that having and practising basic human rights is the basic right of every human

“Manenberg police have taken up the fight to ensure that the youth know their rights.

“Policing a community that is challenged and plagued by so many negative attributes makes the violation of human rights the norm,” he adds.

Police reminded community and various schools they visited, like Phoenix Primary and Edendale Primary schools, that everyone is born free and equal, that they have the right not to be discriminated against no matter where they find themselves, that their rights are protected by law, and that they have the right to life.

Some human rights that were shared with the learners were:

. The right to trial

. Always being innocent until proven guilty

. The right to privacy

. Freedom to move

. The right to seek a safe place to live

. The right to a nationality

. Freedom of thought

. Freedom of

. The right to public assembly

. The right to

. The right to social security

. The right to play

. Food and shelter for all

. The right to

. Responsibility to inform persons of their rights

“We have taken it upon ourselves to use music to spread the important message of human rights, ensuring a proud nation.

“Our youth need to realise that belonging to gangs and getting involved with gang activities violates the rights of others,” says Bennett.

“Bullying at schools also violates the rights of the youth. We would like every young person to become an ambassador for human rights.”


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