Government launches 2023 Human Rights Month at Freedom Park Museum, 2 Mar

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) Minister Nathi Mthethwa in collaboration with the Justice and Constitutional Development Deputy Minister, John Jeffery invite members of the media to the launch of Human Rights Month programme taking place on Thursday, 02 March 2023 at the Freedom Park Heritage Site & Museum in Pretoria.

The 2023 Human Rights Month programme will be launched under the theme, “Consolidating and Sustaining Human Rights culture into the future”.

Joined by delegates from Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) and South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Ministers will unveil the 2023 Human Rights Month-long programme of activities.

Much of South Africa’s challenges on human rights and inequality are still reflected in racial, class and gender fault-lines. These present overwhelming human sufferings to the marginalized groups such as the poor, women, children, youth, and people living with disability. High unemployment also remains a serious challenge. Unemployment not only a challenge in terms of impacting on the citizen’s quality of life, but also raises national insecurity and has direct contribution towards crimes such as rape, murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, and gender-based violence.

The launch will commence with a 5KM symbolic march on current human right issues affecting south African citizens.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Part 01: 5 km Walk “Leave no one behind – Walk for your Rights.”

Time: 07H30

Participants: Creatives in the Arts and Cultural Space; Men and Women in Sport; Advocacy groups in the GBVF space; Advocacy groups in the Constitutional Development space.

Source: Government of South Africa