Happy Africa Unity Day: Silencing the gun, defeating COVID-19 and protecting human rights defenders

25th May 2020

Happy Africa Unity Day: Silencing the gun, defeating COVID-19 and protecting human rights defenders


Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network and Pan- Africa Human Rights Defenders Network together with our sub-regional partners join the rest of the mother continent and her peoples to celebrate the 57th anniversary of Africa Day. We take this historic opportunity to remind our leaders that “silencing the gun” and defeating COVID-19 are not just mutually reinforcing objectives but are critical enablers of creating an inclusive and prosperous Africa, which is anchored on sustainable peace, justice, equality, human dignity and equal
opportunities for all.

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