The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, in partnership with Sweden, UNDP, UN Women, and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized today a creative arts workshop for 30 teenagers coming from different regions of the country, to mark the upcoming Human Rights Day, observed every year on 10 December.
Andrea Cuzyova, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, told participants: “The messages presented in your works will reach your peers, the young people across the country, encouraging everyone to stand up for human rights everywhere – at school, on the sports field, in the street, in the workplace, and elsewhere. Hence, this is a first step to showcase that each of us can stand up for those who are subjected to harassment, are bullied or discriminated against.”
The 12-16-year-old teens painted acrylic on canvas, being guided by the artists Nicoleta Vacaru and Alex Buretz. Through their works, the participants promoted messages claiming their rights to a healthy environment, equality and non-discrimination. A panel selected ten works, which were awarded prizes by the organisers. A vernissage of these posters will be hosted by the Parliament on 10 December. The exhibition t
This year, the celebration of the Human Rights Day in Moldova marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development.