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End discrimination, address inequality to curb human rights violation – Ojukwu

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr Tony Ojukwu, has called on stakeholders to put an end to structural discrimination, ethnicity, nepotism, hatred…

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr Tony Ojukwu, has called on stakeholders to put an end to structural discrimination, ethnicity, nepotism, hatred and intolerance to curb human rights violations.

Speaking, Thursday, at the celebration of the 2020 International Human Rights Day in Abuja, he said equality and non-discrimination were core requirements for a post-COVID-19 recovery.

He said there was the need to address the issue of inequalities by promoting and protecting economic, social and cultural rights of the people.

He called for an end to sexual and gender-based violence, stressing the need to create an environment where every segment of society, especially women, boys and girls, would have equal opportunity to realise their full potentials in dignity and contribute equally to national development.

On her part, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, called for increase and intensify in the resolve and efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals which are a concrete agenda for universal human rights.