The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association is collaborating with Marion House and the local NGO Network to observe International Human Rights Day today.

It was on December 10th 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted and declared the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the first declaration about the rights and freedoms of individuals the world over. and the most widely translated UN treaty.

The day is used by Human Rights Activists to plan, design and implement strategic activities/programmes.

Here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Human Rights Association says it is focusing on education for the abolition of the death penalty as it continues to echo the need for equal justice and Human Rights dignity as enshrined in its Mission and Vision.

The Association however says, although citizens are more aware of their Human Rights and fundamental freedoms, they must recognize that with these rights come responsibilities and obligations.

The Association said in order to ensure that all Vincentians are educated about their basic rights, the issue must be taught in schools as a means of instilling in the Youth the desire and need to respect the inherent dignity and worth of each and every Vincentian.