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Media Invite: SAHRC Mpumalanga Office hosts a workshop on mental health

Attention: Editors and Reporters

24 November 2022

The Mpumalanga Provincial Office (MPO) will be conducting a human rights capacity building workshop for Traditional Leaders (Emakhosi) as strategic stakeholders on Mental Health – Promoting and Protecting Human Rights.

People with mental health conditions are exposed to a wide range of human rights violations. The stigma and discrimination they face means they are often shunned from society and fail to receive the care they require or the services and support they need to lead full lives in the community. In some communities, people with mental health conditions are banished to the edge of town where they are left semi-naked or in rags, tied up, beaten and left to go hungry.

The MPO will be conducting a workshop which is aimed at equipping traditional leaders with information that will enable them to sensitize their subjects about this serious health challenge.

The workshop is envisaged to be held as follows:
Date: 24 November 2022
Venue: Protea Hotel, Mbombela
Time: 09h00 – 14h00

For queries contact SAHRC Mpumalanga Advocacy and Research Officer Ms. Margaret Salila on 013 752 8292/ 072 577 6679 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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