Regional representatives of the Rwanda Extractive Industry Workers Union (REWU) have attended a workshop that brought together managers, representatives from the private sector which include Head of enterprises, Legal Experts from different fields of business and representatives from trade unions.
The two days training on Human Rights which started from the 24th to 25th June 2021 was organized by the National Commission for Human Rights, in collaboration with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The training workshop aims at increasing capacities of trainees from different types of business for addressing human rights violations in their various business sectors.
Participants also included employers’ representatives, trade union representatives and the representatives from the Ministry of Public Service and Labor.
During the two days, human rights, international, regional and national human rights law were discussed.
The UN in Rwanda Senior Human Rights Advisor, Komi Gnondoli, commended the Government of Rwanda for its progress in the protection of human rights as well the rule of the law.
He called on the participants to be advocates for human rights and to educate those that they represent on the role of fighting for their rights.
At the official launch of the workshop, the Vice Chairperson of the National Commission for Human Rights, Mr. Sinyigaya Silas, called on the participants to contribute to the implementation of the law.