01 August 2017

EIB Partners YoHRA to promote Human Rights

The EIB Network has partnered the Youth For Human Rights Africa, to promote Human Rights in Ghana and other African Countries.

The partnership was formalised in a meeting between officials of YoHRA and the CEO of EIB, Nathan Anokye Adisi at the offices of EIB in Accra on Monday, 31st, July, 2017.

YoHRA is a Non-governmental Human Rights Organization registered under the laws of Ghana.

According to President of YoHRA, Francis-Xavier Sosu, the aim of YoHRA is to serve as a medium to promote the observance of Fundamental Human Rights of all people in Africa by the use of National, Regional, African and the United Nations Human Rights Instruments.

Francis-Xavier Sosu, Human Rights Activist in Ghana, said YoHRA was inspired by the works of Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, who in the year 2001, founded Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) as a nonprofit organization with the aim to inspire the youth to become advocates for tolerance and peace through education.

The Executive Secretary of YoHRA, Sr. Regina Aflah added that YoHRA was first established in New York in August 2016 by the African representatives present at the 13th Annual Human Rights Summit organized by the Youth For Human Rights International where Francis-Xavier Sosu was made the President and tasked to establish the project in Africa.

On his part, Mr. Anokye Adisi who was enthused by the project expressed the willingness of EIB to partner YoHRA in the promotion of Human Rights in Ghana and Africa as a whole.

Addressing the meeting, he said “we will put all our media outlets, including our two TV stations, radio and online facilities at the disposal of the project to ensure that its dreams are realized. It is our collective duty to promote Human Rights”.

Also at the meeting were Mr. Christopher Selorm Ankou, the Communications Director of YoHRA and Mr. Ken Kadrah-Huletey, the Programs Director of YoHRA and a Human Rights Ambassador with YoHRA who also works for the EIB Network as a Presidential and Court Reporter Wilberforce Asare.

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