A MEMORANDUM of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the continental Human Rights Organisation, Youth for Human Rights Africa (YoHRA) and award winning movie actor and star, Mr John Dumelo.
A release signed by the Director of Communication of YoHRA, Mr Christopher Selorm Ankou and copied to the DAILY HERITAGE said the collaboration with Mr Dumelo for the promotion and preservation of fundamental rights through entertainment was strategic.
Mr Anku said through the partnership with YoHRA, Mr Dumelo would use his wide social media, corporate networks, and international appeal to rally support to advance human rights in Ghana and on the continent of Africa.
The areas of his work would include galvanising support for the thematic areas of YoHRA; thus Human Rights education and promotion, research, publication, training, litigation and advocacy.
In a brief meeting at the YoHRA office on Tuesday, April 17, Mr Dumelo promised to use all his platforms to raise the necessary support for the works of YoHRA, especially the 2nd Annual Ghana Youth Human Rights Conference 2018, scheduled to be held from November 1 to 3, 2018.
Mr Dumelo is also a philanthropist and the Founder of The Dumelo Foundation.
On his part, the President of YoHRA, Mr Francis-Xavier Sosu was excited about the collaboration and thankful to Mr Dumelo for accepting the invitation to assist the project.
“There are lots of violations out there. Most of the victims and perpetrators alike lack education, hence the continuous violation; I therefore find this collaboration very needful so we can mobilise the requisite logistics, human and financial resources to make human rights a priority in Ghana and other African Countries,” Mr Sosu said.
“I invite the media, corporate Ghana, other individuals and organisations to come on board to promote a safe society for us all and unite with YoHRA to promote peaceful co-existence through our dedicated human rights education and advocacy.”