Students were urged to learn about Human Rights so that they can help vulnerable sections of society who are deprived of human rights including the Right to Life, Right to Equality and Right to Freedom of Religion.

Speakers at the two-day workshop on ‘Human Rights Education’ organised by International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) and South Asia Coordinating Council (SACC) at the Jana Sikshana Samsthan here on Tuesday talked about the various sections of society who are deprived of their rights. Women are deprived of certain fundamental rights under the garb of religion, caste and economic status in their marital life, the speakers pointed out.

IARF chairman Narava Prakasha Rao explained about the IARF, a 100-year-old international movement spread across 34 countries and supported by the United Nations, which educates the people of human rights including religious freedom. District president of All India Human Rights Association Ch.Visalakshi offered to help women in distress who live sub-human lives deprived of basic human rights in marital life.

Women are subjected to abuse, torture and robbed of personal freedom by the husband and her in-laws, she pointed out.

Senior advocate Ramani spoke against child marriages and child labour which are robbing children of right to happy childhood.

Jana Sikshana Samsthan (JSS) director G. David Raju and Human Rights Education Project facilitator E.P.S. Bhagya Lakshmi spoke. UNO recognised certificates will be given to the participants at the conclusion of the two-day workshop.

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