South Sudan Human Rights Commission Launches Human Rights Education and Awareness Creation Programme

Mar 26, 2012

Juba: The South Sudan Human Rights Commission, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Access to Justice Project, is holding a Human Rights Education and Awareness Creation Programme for the week of 26 – 30 March 2012.

This activity is one of several strategies put in place by the Human Rights Commission to raise awareness about human rights and legal protections in South Sudan.  The Commission is working to build synergies with appropriate government institutions and agencies to foster a respect for human rights.  It will also serve as a platform for the Commission to introduce and launch its complaints-handling system, which will allow citizens to file Human Rights complaints. 

The events for the week will include live radio talk shows on Radio Miraya and Radio Bakhita and two live television talk shows on South Sudan Television.  On Thursday, 29 March 2012, there will be a “road show” with music, activities, and distribution of printed materials to raise awareness for Human Rights and the work of the South Sudan Human Rights Commission.  The “road show” will begin at the South Sudan Human Rights Commission and will finish with a programme at Alzahara Football Ground in Juba.  During the programme, there will be speeches and role plays on Human Rights.  The programme will also serve as a platform for the Commission’s launch of its new complaints-handling system where officers of the Commission and representatives of police, prisons, and civil society organizations will be on hand and able to receive Human Rights complaints from the public.

Location:              Alzahara Football Ground, Juba, Adjacent to Konyo Konyo Market

Date:                     Thursday, 29 March 2012

Time:                     10:00 a.m.

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Contact information

For further information, please contact Mathias Tombe, South Sudan Human Rights Commission, at mathstombe@yahoo.co.uk Cell: 0955 014 158 or Marguerite Nowak, United Nations Development Programme, South Sudan marguerite.nowak@undp.org  Cell: +211 95 619 1254.

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