Human Rights Month 2022

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South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month in March. 

Human Rights Day can be traced back to the tumultuous events in Sharpeville, on 21 March 1960. On that day, 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered in protest against the Pass laws.

‘The theme for this year's Human Rights Month is, 'The Year of Unity and Renewal: Protecting and Preserving our Human Rights Gains’,

This month’s commemorations will also be used to assess the progress of the nation’s constitutional democratic project.


Children urged to take full advantage of their digital rights 


Law Reform Commission hands reports to Justice Department 


Global fight against human trafficking


IEC, Wits launch voter education campaign


Women parliamentarians called to unite in fighting gender discrimination


Mabuza: Historical injustice of District Six will be corrected


Hiring undocumented foreigners contributes to social tensions, says President


Reflecting on human rights gains

SA commemorates Human Rights Day

SARS launches 11-language financial terminology document