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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

Summary of the Social Harmony National Effort (SHiNE): The levels of disharmony, poverty and polarization in the country is a growing and deeply concerning phenomenon. Read more

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The Commission identifies, discusses and integrates strategic priority areas in line with the Human Rights Matrix. The Commissioners also assigned specific provinces and United Nations treaty bodies amongst themselves. These strategic priority areas, treaty bodies and provinces are set out in below.

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