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Media Advisory: SAHRC Western Cape Provincial Office will be commemorating Human Rights Day and International Women's Day during the week of the 22 - 26 March 2021

Attention: Editors and Reporters

21 MARCH 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission’s (the Commission) Western Cape Provincial Office (WC Office) recognises the significance of Human Rights Day in South Africa and the importance of this day with regards to the promotion of human rights of everyone in South Africa.

In celebration of this day and the commitment to taking the Commission to the people, the WC Office will embark on a human rights week awareness campaign that will take place in both the Central Karoo and the Garden Route districts. This week will commemorate national Human Rights Day as well as International Women’s Day.

Furthermore, the WC Office will also be participating in two engagements in collaboration with the ACVV Moreson Child and Youth Care Centre in George and Oudtshoorn Correctional Centre. The planned activities are detailed below:

Activities are scheduled as follows:



Human Rights Day Celebration



Information session on Children’s Rights and Responsibilities – ACVV Moreson Child and Youth Care Centre


Key note address on Human Rights       – Oudtshoorn Correctional Centre



International Women’s Day Celebration – stakeholders’ engagement in collaboration with the Commission for Gender Commission on challenges faced by victims/survivors of gender based violence in the Central Karoo.



22 March 2021



23 March 2021




24 March 2021




25 March 2021



Rustdene Hall, Beaufort West










Murraysburg Thusong Centre


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For further information, please contact the WC Provincial Manager - Ms Zena Nair Tel: 021 426 2277 / email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Advocacy Officer Mr Eugene Raphalane on 083 859 5949 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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