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ISSUED BY: CONSTITUTION HILL

ATTENTION: REPORTERS/ NEWS EDITORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

05 MARCH 2013

A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women

Constitution Hill (ConHill) in Collaboration with the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) 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- 12h30 at Constitution Hill Women’s 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”, ConHill 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 in  Rissik Street, Opposite Park Station, then proceed to Constitution Hill. The dialogue will take place from 11am .

The Woman’s Gaol Museum has a rich history of women’s stories, fighting  human rights violations and the 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

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 Contact Details:

Ms Petal Thring, CEO at Constitution Hill

Tel: 011 381 3102

Adv Sipho Gideon Mantula

Human Rights Institute Of South Africa ( HURISA)-

Advocacy officer

Secretariat for SOUTH AFRICA FORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY (SAFIS)

Mobile: 084 781 5587

Tel: 011 333 1730

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