Time & Location
22 Mar 2021, 12:00 – 14:00
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Office of the Commissioner of Human Rights and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation will hold an intergenerational panel discussion on ‘youth taking a stand against racism.’ The panel discussion will draw lessons from the past, address current challenges, and the key role that young people play in addressing racism and discrimination to promote civic engagement and social change.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The OHCHR is the leading United Nations entity mandated to promote and protect human rights for all. OHCHR represents the world's commitment to the promotion and protection of the full range of human rights and freedoms set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights treaties. It leads global human rights efforts and speaks out objectively in the face of human rights violations worldwide. The Office also provides a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today's human rights challenges, and acts as the principal focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the United Nations system. The OHCHR Regional Office for Southern Africa covers 14 countries in the region from its office in South Africa.
Ahmed Kathrada Foundation
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation was formed in 2008 to continue the legacy of anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada and his generation. The Foundation is an independent, non-partisan entity. Kathrada, a former Robben Island prisoner, served 26 years in jail alongside his fellow Rivonia Trialists for their stance against the apartheid government. Kathrada’s life has been characterised by his commitment to the best values and principles of the South African liberation struggle, particularly that of non-racialism.
The objective of the Foundation is to deepen non-racialism in post-apartheid South Africa. The Foundation works towards this objective by executing programmes, projects and campaigns, which support the following areas:
● Liberation History
● Strengthening Democracy
● Youth leadership and activism