Ethiopian Human Rights Commission introduces Braille version international human rights conventions
Africa, October 10 2011
Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) introduced the Braille version handbook of international human rights conventions ratified by Ethiopia.
The commission prepared a total of 256 Braille version documents of the international human rights conventions at a cost of 124,000 birr, according to Birhanu Abadi, EHRC’s Communication Information Directorate Director.
At a ceremony organized today at its headquarters, Asmaru Berihun, Women and Children Affairs Commissioner at EHRC, handed the documents to representatives of seven institutions.
The National Archive & Library of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University, Kotebe College of Teachers’ Education and The Ethiopian National Association of the Blind are among the institutions that received the documents.
“These documents will also be disseminated to 31 centers across the country,” Birhanu said during the handing ceremony which was attended by Ambassador Tiruneh Zena, EHRC chief commissioner.
Expressing gratitude to EHRC, representatives of the institutions said the Braille version documents would be vital in alleviating challenges faced by blind people.
After handing over the documents to representatives of the seven institutions selected by the commission, Asmaru said EHRC has finalized its second five-year strategic plan.
“The strategic plan is prepared with due attention to protecting human rights of women, children, disabled people and other disadvantaged groups of the society,” Asmaru said.