MUMYO recognizes the need to address the economic, social and cultural rights of the young people, men and women, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that every individual is entitled to all human rights and freedoms, without distinction of any kind, such as, race, sex colour, religion, political or other opinion or status. The organisation programs and activities are aimed at promoting the rights and well being of the young men and women, especially in the rural areas. The organisation adopted a Rights-Based Approach, stated in its mission, to ensure that the marginalised social groups have access to essential services, such as, education, health care, water and sanitation. The specific activities for advocacy and lobbying include;
- Advocating for increased accessibility to education and vocational skills by the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC)
- Empowering the young men and women to know and claim their rights and hold duty bearers accountable on issues affecting them
- Advocating for policy changes that affect the young men and women, such as, education, gender and land rights
- Bringing to the attention of the Police and authorities any cases for human rights abuse, such, child abuse and domestic violence.
The millennium Development Goals (MGDs) set out a number of significant goals for the alleviation of extreme poverty including reducing by half the proportion of the world’s population whose income is less than one dollar a day. Our organization initiatives to the achievement of this goal includes the following;
- Youth empowerment through enterprise education and supporting the orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) to attain basic education and vocational skills.
- Promotion of food security through better farming practices, organic farming, to enable the youth generate income to meet the basic needs and surplus for sale.
- Attending to the needs of orphans, widows and people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.