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Media Invite: SAHRC hosts business and human rights roundtable discussion focusing on ensuring an inclusive work environment for Persons with disabilities

12 March 2015

ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission will be hosting a business and human rights roundtable discussion under the theme ‘Business and Human Rights: Ensuring an inclusive work environment for Persons with disabilities’. The roundtable discussion will be hosted on Tuesday 17th March 2015.

Members of the media are invited to attend and report about the proceedings of this roundtable discussion.

The roundtable discussion will take place as follows:

VENUE:   Hilton Hotel, Sandton

DATE:     17th March 2015

TIME: 09:30 – 15:00

The aim of this roundtable discussion is to educate businesses on their obligations as stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to propose ways in ensuring that businesses comply with these obligations and also to ensure intersection of various rights within the notion and framework of good ethical business practices and human rights.

South Africa has since had a legacy of non-inclusivity. In recent years government has strived to remedy this by ensuring that previously disadvantaged people like women, children and persons living with disabilities are adequately provided for.

It is for this reason that the South African Human Rights Commission will be hosting a roundtable discussion focusing on this matter since South Africa is mandated as a signatory to the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), to promote the rights of persons living with disabilities.

SAHRC Commissioner Malatji will lead the discussion together with Prof Michael Stein from Harvard Law School Project on Disability and other representatives from Quad Para Association of South Africa (QASA) and Centre for Human Rights.

ENDS

For more details and rsvp please contact:

Alucia Sekgathume

011877 3627

0826892364

asekgathume@sahrc.org.za

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