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The contribution of African Youth to the advancement of Human Rights

When: Fri­day, April 19, 2013

Time: 12:00 East­ern Stan­dard Time

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Host : Kouassi Nina and Con­stance Walyaro

Human rights are “com­monly under­stood as inalien­able fun­da­men­tal rights to which a per­son is inher­ently enti­tled sim­ply because she or he is a human being .

In their fight for inde­pen­dence, African peo­ples drew upon human rights stan­dards to jus­tify their strug­gle. On account of col­o­niza­tion, African peo­ple suf­fered from years of oppres­sion and gross human rights abuses. As such, they used their strug­gle to expose these abuses and fight for their lib­er­a­tion. The sac­ri­fices made by such coun­tries. But many years after inde­pen­dence, the sit­u­a­tion of human rights in Africa is gen­er­ally reported to be poor, and it is seen as an area of grave con­cern accord­ing to the UN, gov­ern­men­tal, and non-​governmental observers. Even if , many nations have at least nom­i­nally rec­og­nized basic human rights for all cit­i­zens, in prac­tice these are not always rec­og­nized, and have cre­ated rea­son­ably inde­pen­dent judi­cia­ries. Exten­sive human rights abuses still occur in sev­eral parts of Africa, often under the over­sight of the state. Most of such vio­la­tions can be attrib­uted to polit­i­cal insta­bil­ity, often as a ‘side effect’ of civil war. Notable coun­tries with reported major vio­la­tions include, but are not lim­ited to, the Sudan, and Côte d’Ivoire. Reported vio­la­tions include extra­ju­di­cial exe­cu­tion, muti­la­tion, and rape.

Across the con­ti­nent, we can wit­ness a lot of youth move­ments demand­ing the respect of human rights. The Arab Spring in 2011 , the Yen a Marre move­ment in Sene­gal are some of them. But beyond marchs and protests, what can African young peo­ple do to advance Human Rights ?

In this dis­cus­sion we will try to ana­lyze how young peo­ple can bet­ter work to advance Human Rights in Africa and what are some of the chal­lenges they can face in their efforts .

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The con­tri­bu­tion of African Youth to the advance­ment of Human Rights 2013-​04-​19 18:41:08 Idirs
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Idirs Reviewed by Idirs April 19, 2013
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[12:02:51 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: sorry, voice is not clear
[12:05:53 PM] *** Con­nie Wal­yaro added Ben Maiyo ***
[12:07:30 PM] *** Con­nie Wal­yaro added Jean-​Claude KAMWENUBUSA ***
[12:12:26 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: sorry
[12:12:32 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: could you write me
[12:12:34 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: please
[12:15:39 PM] *** Con­nie Wal­yaro added cheikhou thiome ***
[12:15:39 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: sorry
[12:17:32 PM] *** Con­nie Wal­yaro added Aliu M. Nurudeen, Ayshah, Fiy­in­foluwa Elegbede, Nathaniel Houghton, TOIM­I­MOU Ibrahim ***
[12:18:13 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: hi
[12:18:16 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: i am back
[12:18:20 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: sorry for slow inter­net
[12:19:32 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Wel­come Che­ick­hou
[12:20:19 PM] cheikhou thiome: Hi Bene­dicte
[12:21:40 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: hello wale
[12:21:44 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: how are u
[12:22:42 PM] *** Group call, dura­tion 31:08 ***
[12:23:53 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Pradeep we are lis­ten­ing to a nar­ra­tive of HR
[12:24:48 PM] African Views: yes
[12:24:54 PM] African Views: can you hear?
[12:25:19 PM] *** Group call ***
[12:25:52 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: i couldn’t her
[12:25:54 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: hear
[12:26:23 PM] Jean-​Claude KAMWENUBUSA: Hello from Burundi
[12:26:35 PM] Jean-​Claude KAMWENUBUSA: I am glad to meet you
[12:26:50 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: hi jean
[12:26:51 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Wel­come Jean Claude
[12:29:39 PM] Jean-​Claude KAMWENUBUSA: You are wel­com
[12:31:17 PM] Con­nie Wal­yaro: Hello Every­body, for­give me for my hor­ri­ble con­nec­tion, wel­come to the pro­gram
[12:31:30 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: same prob­lem here
[12:34:34 PM] *** Group call ***
[12:35:00 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Pradeep feel free to share your com­ments here!
[12:37:06 PM] cheikhou thiome: Yesd my net­work is gone
[12:37:17 PM] African Views: noticed
[12:39:28 PM] African Views: cheikhou is back
[12:40:36 PM] African Views: ok
[12:41:14 PM] Jean-​Claude KAMWENUBUSA: I am also sorry for my con­nec­tion
[12:42:41 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Wel­come back Che­ick­hou
[12:42:58 PM] *** Call ended, dura­tion 07:15 ***
[12:44:24 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Wel­come back Pradeep
[12:44:37 PM] *** African Views added Dr Sikuade Jagun ***
[12:45:00 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Wel­come Sikuade
[12:45:08 PM] Jean-​Claude KAMWENUBUSA: Thank you
[12:45:24 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Our guest is telling us his story as a for­mer young refugee from Eritrea
[12:46:07 PM] Jean-​Claude KAMWENUBUSA: I will be glad to read writ­ten for­mat here
[12:46:07 PM] African Views: you should Meron
[12:46:13 PM] African Views: yes
[12:46:14 PM] African Views: we do
[12:46:23 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: fell free to leave your com­ment and ques­tion if you have so leave them here
[12:47:39 PM] African Views: sorry for the poor con­nec­tiv­ity today.
[12:49:49 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: wel­come back Che­ick­hou
[12:51:05 PM] African Views: beau­ti­ful com­ments Meron.
[12:51:47 PM] Jean-​Claude KAMWENUBUSA: I am sorry i dont get com­ments here.
[12:54:00 PM] African Views: Jean call in directly to african­views
[12:54:06 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: ok
[12:55:40 PM] Aliu M. Nurudeen: sorry I have a very poor inter­net ser­vice
[12:56:17 PM] African Views: I just added you Jean
[12:56:27 PM] Dr Sikuade Jagun: How orga­nized are African Youth? How well informed are they? Who is fight­ing their war? How vul­ner­a­ble are they to exploita­tion?
[12:57:14 PM] African Views: He is a hero!
[12:57:26 PM] Jean-​Claude KAMWENUBUSA: I am very sorry I could not accept a call now I am on phone skype. There is prob­lems with elec­tric­ity in our cen­tre today. I will make it next day.
[12:57:36 PM] African Views: ok Jean
[12:58:09 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Thank you for you ques­tion Dr. Sikuade. You will have the oppor­tu­nity to ask it on air once our guest is done.
[12:58:24 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: wel­come back Pradeep
[12:59:05 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: (y) thanks
[12:59:39 PM] African Views: all youth ideas
[12:59:56 PM] African Views: ideas for exer­cisign human rights
[1:00:17 PM] African Views: beau­ti­ful Meron.
[1:04:07 PM] cheikhou thiome: Best
[1:06:38 PM] African Views: Thank you so much Dr. J.
[1:08:03 PM] African Views: Thank you!
[1:08:37 PM] African Views: every­one please remem­ber to mute your mic when not speak­ing
[1:09:51 PM] African Views: Dr. J. That was ter­rific sir. so nec­es­sary speech for this forum. Bril­liant. man thanks sir
[1:10:18 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Wel­come Pradeep
[1:10:28 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: please drop your ques­tions there
[1:13:12 PM] *** Group call ***
[1:17:18 PM] Dr Sikuade Jagun: Even if we agree that the youth were respond­ing for the revolt in Egypt, are they now rep­re­sented in Gov­ern­ment? Their fight was high jacked by adults with no ref­er­ence to their con­tri­bu­tions.
[1:17:41 PM | Edited 1:19:13 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Thank you for the ques­tion Dr. Jagun
[1:22:08 PM] African Views: yes! we need youth rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the par­lia­ments!
[1:22:18 PM] African Views: not just women, but youth!
[1:23:09 PM] African Views: civil rights
[1:24:06 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Great point. Use social media to pass on the infor­ma­tion
[1:24:14 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: Thank you Dr. Jagun
[1:24:48 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: ” We don’t need great lead­ers. we need great sys­tems” Thank you Meron
[1:30:00 PM] bene­dicte kouassi: THank you very much for your con­tri­bu­tion
[1:30:24 PM] African Views: wow!
[1:30:32 PM] *** Call ended, dura­tion 1:38:23 ***
[1:30:43 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: wow thats splen­did quotes ” We don’t need great lead­ers. we need great sys­tems”
[1:30:56 PM] Pradeep Sap­kota: thank you dr.jagun
[1:32:49 PM] African Views: Thank you all for such a bril­liant dis­cus­sion. please visit our web­site for the pod­cast which is ready now. Have a beau­ti­ful day!

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