13. Pretoria Declaration on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa (2004)
(Adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 7 December 2004)
 
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Adopted at a seminar in Pretoria, South Africa in September 2004 at which representatives of the Commission, 12 African states, national human rights institutions and NGOs participated. The Declaration was adopted by the Commission at its 36th session in December 2004.

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The participants state that:

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3. States are therefore called upon to address with all appropriate measures their obligations in relation to the full realisation of economic, social and cultural rights as well as tackling the following constraints:

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  • Illiteracy and lack of awareness,

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7. The right to health in article 16 of the Charter entails among other things the following:

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  • Training for health personnel including education on health and human rights.

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8. The right to education in article 17 of the African Charter entails among other things the following:

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  • Addressing social, economic and cultural practices and attitudes that hinder access to education by girl children;

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  • Development of curricula that address diverse social, economic and cultural settings and which inculcate human rights norms and values for responsible citizens;

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  • Continued education for teachers and instructors including education on human rights and the continuous improvement of the conditions of work of teaching staff;
  • Education for development that links school curricula to the labour market and society’s demands for technology and self-reliance.

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11. Having highlighted the core contents of economic, social and cultural rights under the African Charter, participants make the following recommendations:

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(e) National Human Rights Institutions should:

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(vi) Raise awareness on economic, social and cultural rights among particular groups such as the public service, the judiciary, the private sector and the labour movement and encourage the Government to integrate human rights in the school curricula;

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