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Recent studies by Dynamique Citoyenne (DC) in Cameroon shows 85% of youths in primary and secondary schools know their Basic Human rights.
Category :- News Author :- FAWOH NANCY 
Posted on December 16, 2019, 12:00 am
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UN General Assembly in 1950 invited All States and interested organisations to observe 10 December as Human Rights Day. This day has been taken serious as Human rights are our basic rights or freedoms. They include our right to live, our right to health, education, freedom of speech and thoughts, and equal rights.

Reasons why on December 10, 2019 Dynamique Citoyenne, a national network for independent monitoring of public policies and cooperation strategies. Born in 2005, which includes nearly 200 organizations from different families of Cameroonian civil society actors (NGOs and associations, unions, faith-based organizations) present in the 10 regions of Cameroon took a bold step to celebrate the day by visiting primary and secondary schools to carry out some sensitizations activities.

PUPILS sensitized on basic human rights by DC

The regional coordination of the centre region with some of it CSO members celebrated the international day of human rights on the theme ‘’Youths defend human rights’’  on the Topics ;

  • Strengthening citizen engagement
  • Human rights and duties
  • Youths defend their rights to; Education, Health and speak.
  • 10 Ways of becoming a good citizen

Dynamique Citoyenne (DC) team training

Over 700 students and pupils of Christian Renaissance Obili and Government bilingual primary school group one Madagascar were drill on human rights, the rule of  youths in the community, importance of engaging in the struggle to respect human rights, defend their rights, To actively engage on their citizen responsibilities and ways of becoming a good citizen.

Dynamique Citoyenne (D.C) choose to celebrate this day in English and bilingual schools due to the Socio-political crises experienced in the country which has caused massive displacement of youths.


This sensitization campaign was carried out by DC centre for Community Development with some of it members of the civil society organisations (CSO) GeED, CSP, FCJ at the Yaoundé 6 Subdivision of the Centre region of Cameroon.

The activity organized to mark the celebration of the international day of human rights, engaged young boys and girls in the global campaign to defend the rights of youths to; Education, Heath, Speak through community action and acts of kindness, preaching love and shunning all kinds of violence against others.


A Rapid Assessment finding was carried on students and pupils on their understanding of human rights, More than 85% of respondents to the questions knew their basic rights but more than respondents did not know their responsibilities in the community. Sensitization was more oriented towards the gape to help have a better understanding of rights and responsivities.

Building the capacities of young people on human rights issues is a giant step to increasing the involvement of youth in community development.

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