Swiri Mary Suh: Director – Department of Advocacy and Human Rights
Swiri Mary Suh is a legal practitioner with BSc in English Private Law, MSc in International Politics and International Law in Action, with main focus on International...view profile
‘‘To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity’’ – Nelson Mandela. The importance of Human rights in the lives of every human cannot be overemphasized as all human beings are born free and equal in rights and dignity. The possession of human rights is what distinguishes human beings from other species.
The department of Advocacy and Human Rights of ACP DYSS strives to protect and advocate for the rights of humans from ACP regions by being responsible for ensuring fair and equal treatment for all citizens. This department aims to promote the rights of all citizens of ACP regions by being a human right witness, document problems of human rights violations, pressure government to stop violations and change polices.
Through this department, ACP DYSS aims to mobilize and work together with ACP youth diaspora and grassroot on movement towards just and safe communities for all.
ACP DYSS members come from different ACP countries and seek to partner with ACP organisations in (but not limited to) ACP regions, EU and UK to be the voice of individuals, youth and people who are being violated with advocacy and human right services.
- To promote advocacy and human rights in the ACP countries through re- education and working together with ACP youth and youth organizations in ACP countries.
- To support the implementation ACP regions human rights standards, peacebuilding through advocacy for justice, human rights, and good governance in ACP regions. Reinforcing the rule of law and empower the citizen’s participation in the enhancement of sustainable peace and development.
- To partner with non-governmental organisations and individuals to mobilise resources, encouraging ACP youth both in the diaspora and grassroot to get the best education.
- To craft the progressive, democratic and law-abiding society where fundamental rights are respected by working together with the ACP regions government in making development policies.
- To promote re-education of ACP diaspora youth and grassroot by re-visiting the cultural activities against mankind and youth in particular.
Key Project Areas
- Forced child marriage (under construction).
- Gender income equality: through education.
- Women Empowerment: through workshops to eliminate poverty.
- Partnership with ACP regions Lawyers and Human right organisations from grassroot and Diaspora: bringing justice to the less privileged.
- Genital mutation in ACP countries: Abolishment.
Mary Swiri Suh