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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2020

Sixty years ago, on March 21, 1960, police turned their guns on a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration outside Sharpsville, South Africa. Sixty-nine people were killed and more than 180 were wounded. The Sharpsville Massacre, as the event came to be known, gained world-wide attention. Calls for…

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Message About Commission Service (COVID-19)

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and taking proactive measures to limit its impact. Our goal is to manage and respond to evolving circumstances, while continuing to promote and protect the individual dignity, fundamental freedoms, and equal…

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International Women's Day 2020

Each year March 8 is recognized in Saskatchewan and around the world as International Women’s Day. This year’s theme - I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights – calls attention to the fact that, despite some progress, real change and true equality has been…

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Community Human Rights Champions

One aspect of the Commission’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan is to recognize and work closely with community human rights champions throughout Saskatchewan. The first three community champions named by the Commission were: Francois Brien, Kamao Cappo, and Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan…

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2020

The Government of Saskatchewan has declared February 6, 2020, as "International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation" in Saskatchewan. In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly designated February 6 as International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in…

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