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Media Invite: SAHRC Mpumalanga Provincial Office to conduct a Capacity-Building Workshop on Gender and Justice

Attention: Editors and Reporters

24 June 2024

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC/ the Commission) will be hosting a workshop on gender and justice to empower representatives of the LGBTI+ community.

In Mpumalanga, there is still widespread prejudice against the LGBTIA+ community. Members of this community continue to face discrimination and violence, leading to issues such as stigma, psychological distress, and low self-esteem. These challenges have negative impacts on the LGBTI+ community, resulting in high rates of school dropouts, limited job opportunities, injustice, and mental health issues. Additionally, the LGBTI+ community struggles with high suicide rates, being ostracized from their homes and families, scarce social support, and violations of their fundamental human rights.

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 gives LGBTQIA+ people equal rights and makes it illegal to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation.

The workshop is scheduled to take place as follows:

Date: 25 June 2024

Venue: Appledew Hotel, Standerton

Time: 10:00 – 14:00


For further information or enquiries, please contact: SAHRC Mpumalanga Provincial Manager, Mr. Eric Mokonyama (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Advocacy and Research Officer, Ms. Margaret Salila (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on 013 – 752 8292/078 670 4360.

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