Mauritius Makes Its Mark on the Freedom Index

Youth for Human Rights Mauritius chapter holds a human rights awareness march in a country that ranks in the top 25th percentile of the world's freest countries this year.

The Mauritius chapter of Youth for Human Rights

Mauritius ranks in the top 25 percent—number 52 out of 162 nations—in the Human Freedom index. The report was published on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2018, the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). 

However, the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, while pleased with the country’s progress, urged steps be taken immediately to eradicate gender-based violence and human trafficking (forced and bonded labor) in the country.  

Youth for Human Rights Mauritius believes education is key to taking the country from where it stands now to one that guarantees the rights of all individuals.

Youth for Human Rights International and its parent organization United for Human Rights believe that education is the foundation and catalyst for changing the state of human rights in the world. To bring this about they have developed award-winning materials and curricula and make these available free of charge to educators, law enforcement, nonprofits, and community programs.

The Mauritius chapter of Youth for Human Rights celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a march on the island of Rodrigues to raise awareness of the Declaration’s 30 Articles.

The motto of their Human Rights Day celebration was “DIS MOI” (”tell me,” in French)—an acronym standing for Indian Ocean Human Rights (Droits Humain Océan Indien). Their campaign raises human rights awareness by encouraging everyone to talk about the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

United for Human Rights and its program for young people, Youth for Human Rights International, raise awareness of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the first and most fundamental step in guaranteeing these rights to everyone. They hold events, petition drives and provide educational materials that anyone may use to raise awareness and understanding of the 30 articles enshrined in the UDHR.

Online courses on the 30 articles of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights are available free of charge through the United for Human Rights website.


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