The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone plans a Human Rights Week from 2-11 December
The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL), in collaboration with the UN Country Team, international partners, civil society and others plans Human Rights Week in Sierra Leone, commenicing on 2 December 2009, in the context of commemorating the International Day of Human Rights on 10 December.
The Human Rights Commission envisages a programme with community sensitization, launching of the War Victims Fund on 5 December, drama competition at Elementary Schools on 8 December, the official Human Rights Day celebrations on 10 December in Freetown and in all districts of Sierra Leone including cultural events, a symposium on the 11 December and a friendly football match between the HRCSL and the UN tentatively scheduled for the 12 December. More details can be obtained from the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone or the UNIPSIL Human Rights Section.
2-12-09 Press Confernce at 2:00 pm at HRCSL Conference Hall Print and Electronic Media Houses
2-12-09 Community Sensitization and Outreach to PWDs and others in Tombo
10:00 am Tombo Village(Western Rural) PWDs, community leaders, HRCSL staff,
3-12-09 Implementation Taskforce on Registration of Customary Marriages and Divorce Act
(Activity to be implemented in collaboration with IRC)
10:00 HRCSL Conference Hall Task force members
8-12-09 Training of Religious leaders on Gender Based Violence and Sierra Leone gender justice laws,
8:30-5:00 GGEM Conference Hall
57 John Street Religious leaders
8-12-09 Drama Competition-Elementary Schools
(Drama to be centered around the theme-Embrace diversity, End discrimination) 3:00 pm British Council Hall
Teachers and pupils of various schools, official guests, HRCSL and UNIPSIL-HR staff
9-12-09 Best Speakers Contest- Tertiary Institutions. Fourah Bay College
University of Sierra Leone
10-12-09 Cultural Celebration and March Past-Converging point-Victoria Park, 8:30 am Victoria Park School pupils, NGOs Civil Society, Religious leaders, tribal heads
10-12-09 Official International Human Rights Day Celebrations at Brima Attouga Stadium at 11:30 am
11:00 Brima Attouga Stadium-East End of Freetown UN Agencies, Government Functionaries,NGOs Civil Society, Religious leaders, tribal heads, School teachers and pupils
11-12-09 Symposium on theme: "Embrace diversity, end discrimination", 11:00 am at Presidential Lounge.
Participants: INGOs, NGOs, UN agencies, Civil Society, Religious leaders, tribal heads, Govt functionaries