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Media Advisory: SAHRC North West Provincial Office will be hosting a human rights provincial dialogue on Children’s rights

Attention: Editors and Reporters
16 November 2022

On 17 November 2022, the North West Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will conduct a provincial human rights dialogue themed “Enhancing the promotion and protection for Children’s rights to Education, Equality and respect for their language, culture and religion”.

Over the years, the Provincial Office has received complaints of human rights violations relating to children in schools being victimised, bullied, and unfairly discriminated against based on their sexual orientation, culture and religion. Children’s rights are one of the seven focus areas identified by the Commission as requiring a dedicated focus to enable it to effectively fulfil its mandate of promoting, protecting and monitoring the realisation of rights in South Africa.

Children need special protection because they are among the most vulnerable members of society. They depend on others, being their parents, families, society and the state, for care and protection. As a result, the drafters of our Constitution prioritised children’s rights.

Against the above backdrop, the Commission will conduct a dialogue on children’s rights.

The provincial dialogue is scheduled to take place as follows:  

Venue: Mahikeng Local Municipality Chambers (University Drive)
Date: 17 November 2022
Date: 10h00 to 14h00


For further information, contact the SAHRC North West Provincial Manager, Ms. Shirley Mlombo, at 083 575 1893 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Adv. Oarabile Gaoraelwe on 082 404 5788 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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