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Human Rights NGOs

Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about

To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, here is a look at five of South Africa's NGOs working for human rights in the country and beyond, organisations dedicated to the promotion of human dignity, equality and freedom.

Sharpeville: from protest to peace

sharpeville2---thumbThe dusty town of Sharpeville has seen much history, from the massacre of peaceful protesters to the signing of the new Constitution of a democratic country. We look at the timeline of a place written into the history books.

Take action and help each other

Water thumbActive citizenry is needed to overcome the challenges facing the country in helping all residents to realise their human rights, from access to water to equality.

Brand South Africa calls for respect for human dignity and tolerance this Human Rights...

March 21 marks the commemoration of Human Rights Day in South Africa – a day when the nation commemorates the historic 1960 Sharpeville Massacre, which became a turning point in the struggle for freedom.

Global leaders share wisdom on unity

South Africa's first Anti-Racism Week starts on 14 March and ends on Human Rights Day, 21 March. It comes from various civil society organisations, with the aim of uniting South Africans and celebrating our commonalities. We look back on inspiring leaders, and what they have said about unity.

Abramjee: South Africans, Play Your Part this Human Rights Month

Abramjee thumbOperation Hydrate's Yusuf Abramjee calls on all residents of South Africa to be patriotic, be good citizens and uphold the country's Constitution, despite the challenges the country faces.

Chabane laid to rest in ancestral Limpopo village

Chabane laid to rest in ancestral Limpopo village

The death of Collins Chabane should prompt South Africans to think carefully about road safety, President Zuma said at his funeral. The public service and administration minister received an official state funeral on Human Rights Day.

Play Your Part / Sowetan Dialogues comes to Mmabatho

Brand South Africa is continuing with its Play Your Part / Sowetan Dialogues, with the latest in the series to be held in Mmabatho in the North West province on 26 March, with a debate on the celebration of Human Rights Day, and whether South Africa's Bill of Rights works for ordinary citizens.

16 Days of Activism against abuse

Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and children - and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.

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