Slovo Park Informal Settlement JohannesburgOn Saturday 23 March 2019, SERI will be participating in the second annual Human Rights Festival at Constitution Hill. The #StandUp4HumanRights festival has partnered with leading human rights organisations to highlight the work of social justice organisations. 

At 12pm, SERI will be screening The Struggle to be Ordinary, a short documentary on sanitation for women with disabilities in informal settlements at the Women’s Jail (Conference Room 2); the screening will be followed by a short discussion. At 2pm, SERI will be participating in the Social Forum Activism Village at Constitution Hill Square, discussing the intersection of gender, disability and human rights challenges in accessing basic services in South Africa. The purpose of the Social Forum is to gather and engage activists, civil society, government officials and general members of the public on human rights issues. 

Constitution Hill’s Human Rights Festival is open and free to the public. The festival programme features an exciting range of interactive workshops, panel discussions, a film festival, poetry readings, art exhibitions, a music concert and a local food and goods market. In addition, there is a dedicated children’s zone that includes storytelling, educational programmes, children’s planetarium art and a playground. 

We hope to see you there!