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March 21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

On March 21, 1960, sixty-nine people were killed when police officers opened fire on a group peacefully protesting Apartheid in South Africa. The event that came to be known as the Sharpeville Massacre captured worldwide attention. So much so, that, in 1966, the General Assembly of the United…

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International Women's Day 2018

Every year on this date — March 8 — people in Saskatchewan and around the world recognize International Women’s Day. The theme for this year is, “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives.” This year’s observance comes at a time when…

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Dr. Fatima Coovadia Appointed as New SHRC Commissioner

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Fatima Coovadia as a new Commissioner. The Government of Saskatchewan made the 5-year appointment on January 25, 2018 through an Order of Council. “Dr. Coovadia is an ardent advocate of social justice who…

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Human Rights in Saskatchewan

It's the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission's job to discourage and eliminate discrimination. It does that in three ways:

  • Investigates complaints of discrimination
  • Promotes and approves equity programs
  • Educates people about human rights law in Saskatchewan

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