Human Rights Commission of the Maldives



To fulfill the responsibility given to the Commission by article 20 (j) of the human rights commission Act to raise awareness among Maldives and people in the Maldives on Human Rights and to foster a culture of respect for Human Rights. In addition to this, the Commission is also mandated to hold seminars workshop and other advocacy programs in accordance with article 21 (h) of the Human Rights Commission Act. Further, article 2 (c) of the same act statutes human rights commission to assist and support Non-Governmental organization involved in the protection and promotion of human rights.

Thus, in this regard, advocacy and awareness programs are conducted to promote and protect rights of vulnerable groups that need special focus and attention. Hence, the Commission initiates activities to raise awareness about children, women, elderly people, migrant workers and persons with disability. In addition, in order to develop and expand human rights education, different programs are organized.


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