Inspire Pakistan conducted a conference, to create and celebrate ‘Human Rights Ambassadors’ as human rights education aims to develop skills, the knowledge and a language of internationally recognised rights and responsibilities that will enable participants to continue defending human rights in their communities and respective spheres of influence.
According to press statement issued here on Monday, Inspire Pakistan implemented a Human Rights Awareness Project to raise awareness among youth on human rights with focus on International commitments and legal framework so that this youth can lead on better lives and also be of assistance to others in need in terms of human rights thereby serving as human rights ambassadors. A total of 6 awareness-raising sessions were held with universities of Islamabad i.e. Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamic International University Islamabad, Iqra University, Islamabad School of Law and SZABIST University, Islamabad.
Through these sessions, students were familiarized with fundamentals of human rights. Students were also acquainted with the protection of their rights under constitution of Pakistan as well as international instruments. Information Education and Communication material was developed and distributed within the target populations to serve as a tool to reach out the communities at a large scale. A Radio advertisement (Public Service Messages) were designed in Urdu and English and transmitted periodically over the timeframe of the project to spread the word in far-flung areas thereby improving chances of better outreach.
In Islamabad on Friday, faculty members and students from five different educational institutes attended a conference on Human Rights organised by Inspire Pakistan with collaboration of Australian High Commission. Present on the occasion were Australian High Commissioner Ms. Margaret Adamson; Qaiser M. Siddiqui, CEO, Inspire Pakistan; Kashif M. Khan, Director Linkages and Industrial Liaison, Iqra University Islamabad; Khusro Pervez Khan, HOC, Szabist University Islamabad; Atta-ul-Mustafa, Lecturer of Law, IIUI; Dr. Syed Qandil Abbas, Professor; School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-e-Azam University, and representatives from Australian High Commission.
Speaking on the occasion, Australian High Commissioner Ms. Margaret Adamson congratulated Inspire Pakistan on its Human Rights Education initiative. “The Australian High Commission is pleased to support through its Direct Aid Programme (DAP) Inspire Pakistan's excellent Human Rights Education initiative targeting youth,” Ms Adamson said. “The Australian Government’s strong track record on advocating for the rights of women and girls worldwide, promoting good governance and stronger democratic institutions – including national human rights bodies - promoting and protecting freedom of expression and advancing the human rights of indigenous peoples is reflected in Australia’s campaign to secure a position on the United Nations Human Rights Council.