May 24, 2019
Shelter City guest Daniel gives a presentation on human rights in Congo
Daniel is a human rights defender from the Democratic Republic of Congo. On Wednesday 15th May he gave a presentation on the state of human rights in Congo at the Haags Montessory Lyceum.
During his relocation to Shelter City, Daniel had the opportunity to raise awareness on the human rights situation in Congo by giving a presentation to around 120 young students. This presentation is part of the school’s programme on human rights and democracy to educate secondary school students about human rights.
Daniel presented some shocking facts and figures to students. For instance, he argued that at least 70% of the population has no access to healthcare, drinking water, electricity, sufficient food or decent housing. Also, at least 60% of children have no access to education.
He discussed the ongoing conflict in the East of the country. He explained the causes of the dispute and that this conflict unfortunately involves 130 armed groups, widespread practices of torture, slavery and the use of child soldiers.
Despite the difficult topic, we at Shelter City are happy to offer human rights defenders the opportunity to raise awareness on the situation in their country. We are also glad that students can know more about the state of human rights around the world and the important work of human rights defenders.