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Global Day for Darfur

South Africa:

April 12: HURISA has organized an event at 10 Henry Nxumalo in Newtown from 09:00-14:00.

HURISA in collaboration with the South African Human Rights Commission, Save Darfur Consortium and Save Darfur Coalition, is hosting a gathering to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Global Day on Darfur.

Many countries in the world would be joining hands together in remembrance of the suffering children of Darfur who have known no peace and joy since conflict engulfed their region. Many of the children live in camps and are traumatised by what they have seen. Many of their rights including the right to education, health, safety and security are compromised by the on going conflict.

The event seeks to give special focus on the children of Darfur as may of them will be reaching their 5th birthdays without ever having known peace. They have been exposed to violence, trauma and fear without the international community responding adequately to their problem.

Come and spend time with us and learn more about the suffering endured by other children in the continent. In this way you will be depositing your solidarity with the children of Darfur and mark the 5th Anniversary of the Global Day on Darfur. Children will do painting, receive reading material and T-shirts.

We have organised a live band to provide us with cultural music at the event, so don’t miss this Global Day on Darfur!


10:00-10:15: Welcome and Introduction by Corlett Letlojane: Director Human Rights Institute of South Africa 

10:15-10:30: Objectives of the event

10:30-10:45: Keynote address: Professor Shadrack Gutto Executive Director Centre for African Renaissance, UNISA

11:45-12:00: Presentation of the Fifth Global Day on Darfur: Report on Sexual Violence in Darfur. Carolyn Norris: Human Rights Watch, Acting Deputy Director Africa Division London

12:00-12:30: Video

12:30-13:00: Group Work by the Children

13: 00-13:15: Picture taking

13:15-13:30: Media conference

13:30-13:45: Vote of Thanks and Closure

13:45-14:45: Lunch



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Action Professionals Association for the People

Aegis Trust Rwanda

African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies

African Center for Development

African Center for Justice and Peace Studies

Africa Internally Displaced Persons Voice (Africa IDP Voice)

African Security Dialogue and Research (ASDR)

African Women's Development and Communications Network (FEMNET)

The Ahueni Foundation

Alliances for Africa

Amman Centre for Human Rights Studies

Andalus Institute for Tolerance

Anti-Slavery International

Arab Coalition for Darfur

Arab Program for Human Rights Activists

Association Africaine de Defense des Droits de l'Homme (ASADHO)

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE)

Centre for Research Education and Development of Freedom of Expression and Associated Rights (CREDO)

Citizens for Global Solutions

Conscience International

Conseil National Pour les Libertés en Tunisie

Darfur Alert Coalition (DAC)

Darfur Centre for Human Rights and Development

Darfur Leaders Network (DLN)

Darfur Reconciliation and Development Organization (DRDO)

Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre

East Africa Law Society

Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

Femmes Africa Solidarité

La Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH)

Forum of African Affairs (FOAA)

Human Rights First

Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA)

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa

Institute for Security Studies

Inter-African Union for Human Rights (UIDH)


International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya)

International Refugee Rights Initiative

Justice Africa

Justice and Peace Commission

Lawyers for Human Rights

Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections

Legal Resources Consortium-Nigeria

Ligue Tunisienne des Droits de l'Homme

Makumira University College, Tumaini University

Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)

Minority Rights Group

National Association of Seadogs

Never Again International

Open Society Justice Initiative

Pan-African Movement

Rencontre Africaine Pour la Defense des Droits de l'Homme (RADDHO)

Sierra Leone STAND Chapter

Sisters' Arabic Forum for Human Rights (SAF)

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)

Sudan Organization Against Torture (SOAT)

Syrian Organization for Human Rights

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

Universal Human Rights Network


Women Initiative Nigeria (WIN)

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