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Media Invite: SAHRC Eastern Cape Provincial Office to conduct monitoring of human rights champions empowerment and monitoring in the Chris Hani district

Attention: Editors and Reporters

16 November 2021

The South African Human Rights Commission will be conducting a human rights champions workshops from 16 to 19 November 2021. The identified human rights champions will be empowered on the mandate of the South African Human Rights Commission.

The role of champions is to assist the SAHRC in the execution of its mandate by strengthening real time access to communities and access to justice and serve as a link between the Commission and communities. In addition the development of local champions aims to empower vulnerable communities to access and realise their human rights and to also deepen an understanding of human rights.

The equality toolkit will be rolled out to educate the champions on the role of the equality court and the right to equality.

Various monitoring of schools, places of older persons, persons living with disabilities, detention centres, equality courts and vaccination sites will be conducted.

The provincial activities will take place in the following areas:

DATE

AREA

ACTIVITY

15 November 2021

Ngcobo

Monitor Equality Court, Place of Older persons, children’s rights, schools and detention monitoring.

15-16 November 2021

Elliot

Empower Human Rights Champion, Monitor Equality Court.

16 November 2021

Ugie

Monitor detention centre, place of people with disability centre, children’s rights, schools and place of older persons.

17 November 2021

Cala

Monitor detention centre, place of people with disability centre, children’s centre, place of older persons, and vaccination site.

17 November 2021

Indwe

Empower Human Rights Champion, Monitor Equality Court. Monitor detention centre, place of people with disability centre, children’s centre, place of older persons, and vaccination site.

18 November 2021

Dordrecht

Monitor Equality Court, Place of Older persons, Schools and detention monitoring.

18 November 2021

Molteno

Monitor detention centre, place of people with disability centre, older persons, vaccination site. Monitor Equality Court

19 November 2021

Queenstown

Monitor detention centre, place of people with disability centre, older persons, vaccination site.

19 November 2021

Graaff-Reinet

Monitor detention centre, place of people with disability centre, older persons, vaccination site. Monitor Equality Court

 

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For further information or enquiries, please contact: SAHRC Eastern Cape Advocacy and Research Officer, Ms. Zukiswa Nolubabalo M Mqakanya (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on 043 722 7828/082 055 6430

Alternatively:  Eastern Cape Acting Provincial Manager, Mr. L. Mpondo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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