Inaugural Human Rights Festival 2018

Constitution Hill in partnership with human rights and social justice fraternity is proud to present the inaugural “Human Rights Festival” which will be taking place during Human Rights Month from 23-25th March.

The Human Rights Festival is a symbolic commemoration of Human Rights Day which pays homage to all those who lost their lives in the fight for democracy, particularly during the Sharpeville Massacre of 21 March 1960, when police opened fire on a group of peaceful protestors marching against the apartheid pass laws. In total, 69 unarmed protestors were killed and at least 180 injured.

The festival incorporates a robust programme involving social justice and human rights activists across all spectrums of our society as well as all citizens committed to the realization of the full maturation of our young democracy. The key aim of the festival is to enhance participatory democracy through public policy dialogue, civil-society networking and strengthening the capacity of civil-society organizations.

Constitution Hill is proud to be partnering with key organizations for the event including Brand SA, Nelson Mandela Foundation; Thuli Madonsela Foundation; Khulisa Social Solutions and a broad fraternity of NGOs in the Social Justice and Human Rights arenas.