Human Rights Day Awareness – 21 March 2023
South Africa Human Rights Day, which is observed annually on March 21, is a significant national holiday that prompts South Africans to remember the struggles and sacrifices made for the country's attainment of democracy and preservation of human rights.
WHY IS SOUTH AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DAY IMPORTANT?
1. It encourages us to strive for brighter tomorrows.
This serves as a wake-up call, reminding us that prejudice in its many guises is present in our society. As human beings, we are reminded of our rights to dignity, freedom, and justice, which enables us to never settle for less.
2. It reminds us to preserve the memory of our heroes.
History is often neglected or not given much consideration; however, this important day exposes our eyes to the pain behind the journey, prompting profound sentiments of gratitude for the selfless sacrifices that cleared the way for a better today.
3. It challenges us to do better.
While we can't change the past, lessons learned from it can help us move forward positively. Human Rights Day reminds us that each day brings fresh chances to improve as human beings.