ISSUED BY: CONSTITUTION HILL
ATTENTION: REPORTERS/ NEWS EDITORS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
05 MARCH 2013
Constitution Hill in Collaboration with the Human Rights Institute of South Africa observes United Nations International Women’s Day
JOHANNESBURG, 5 MARCH 2013 – Constitution Hill and the Human Right Institute of South Africa as the pillars of Human Rights, Equality, and Constitutional Democracy in South Africa invites the media and the public to join in as we honour the United Nations International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 2013, 8am- 2pm at Constitution Hill Women Gaol .
While this day coincides with Human Rights month commemorations in South Africa, it perfectly fits the theme and objectives to protect and promote human rights. In joining the International community to call upon every person to commemorate this day, under the theme: “A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women”, Constitution Hill and HURISA will host a Women’s Rights Tour and a dialogue.
Activities for the day will start off with Chanting, Drumming and Poetic messages for the woman survivors and victims of violence at to the Rissik Street, Opposite Park Station, then proceed to Constitution Hill.
The Woman’s Gaol Museum has a rich history of how women’s right have been violated and their resilience to overcome atrocities of the past.
Dress Code: All Black, women to wear stockings and men ties
Parking: Underground Basement Parking Level C, Constitution Hill, Entrance at Joubert Street