Recommendations received by Burkina Faso


On the basis of all the recommendations received by Burkina Faso for the first two cycles, 17 of them are related to human rights education and training.

Continue measures aimed at the promotion of civic responsibility to improve responsible citizenship through a culture of values and respect for human rights.

Continue its efforts to educate the population on human rights, including by introducing these concepts in the curricula at all school levels.

Continue to implement the programme of human rights education and capacity-building among the relevant stakeholders.

Continue efforts to raise public awareness about human rights including awareness by law enforcement agencies.

Double efforts in order to raise awareness on human rights for all categories of the society.

Take more steps in sensitizing the local population on human rights instruments.

Continue its policies aimed at raising awareness on human rights, including through training programmes for law enforcement agencies in view of the important role that they play in implementing human rights and establishing the rule of law in the country.

Pursue a regular dialogue with the stakeholders in various communities nationwide, including the village chiefs, religious leaders, men and boys as well as civil society in order to promote a better understanding of the importance of equality between women and men and to identify practical means of putting an end to harmful practices against women and girls including FGM, early and forced marriages and levirate.

In order to eradicate FGM, increase public advocacy and training of judiciary and public officials, traditional leaders and parents, both men and women
Redouble efforts to heighten awareness of the population against FGM and excision.

Continue adopting and implementing all the necessary measures and provisions for raising legal and awareness levels, in order that FGM be effectively eliminated in the whole country.

Further incorporate human rights education in school curricula.

Continue its positive approach in the field of education including ensuring free primary and post-primary education as well as incorporating human rights education in the school curricula.

Set up an anti-trafficking public campaign and take measures to protect victims and give them the necessary legal and psycho-social assistance and societal reintegration, and indicate the needs for technical assistance and capacity-building to the international community.

With the assistance of the international community, increases activities aimed at incorporating human rights education in the official school curricula and strengthen the capacity of national authorities to promote the enjoyment of human rights.

Improve detention facilities and overall detention conditions, also by means of training law enforcement officials in human rights.

Strengthen awareness-raising efforts in rural areas where some cultural traditions inhibit women's rights.