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Media Invite: SAHRC hosts a three day human rights awareness and legal clinic

Attention: Editors and Reporters

14 July 2014

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be hosting a three day human rights awareness and legal consultation clinic in Gauteng Province. The event will be held this week at the Skills and Multipurpose Centre in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg.

The intervention is designed to promote human rights awareness, and to provide information about the role of the SA Human Rights Commission and other Chapter 9 institutions.

In recognition of the challenges people face in communities to reach bodies like the SA Human Rights Commission and obtain assistance in respect of upholding their rights, the SAHRC will spend three days within the community to facilitate ease of access.
The broader objective is to increase individual and community driven rights assertion, create a platform through which communities are able to engage with their rights, the obligations that attach to those rights and possible avenues of recourse to assert those rights.

The Commission’s Legal Officers will be on site to consult with members of the community about their complaints.

Chapter 9 institutions such as the Commission of Gender Equality, IPID and other government departments including the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development will attend the intervention and each institution will present and respond to questions from the participants pertaining to their respective mandates.

The three day intervention will be hosted as follows:

•    16 and 18 July 2014, 09:00 – 14:00, Orange Farm Skills Centre
•    17 July 2014, 09:00 – 14:00, Orange Farm Multipurpose Centre (Hall)

For more information and RSVP please contact:
Alucia Sekgathume
South African Human Rights Commission
T: +27 11 877 3627
Cell: 0826892364
E: asekgathume@sahrc.org.za

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