Education and Promotion Working Group


The Education Work Group was established in April 2000. In July 2003, the work group’s name was changed to the Education and Promotion to clearly reflect its function. Pursuant to Section 4 (1) (a) Act of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, SUHAKAM is mandated to “promote awareness and provide education related to human rights”. Thus, human rights education is the primary responsibility of SUHAKAM. The main objectives of this Work Group are :–

  1. Enhancing respect for human rights and protection through education of society.
  2. Assess the needs and develop strategies for improving education in regard to human rights.
  3. Fostering a learning environment that encourages participation and development of personality in order to defend human dignity and the value of friendship, understanding, tolerance and equality.