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SAHRC: Communities must work with govt to promote rights of children

As part of Child Protection Week, the commission hosted a dialogue on substance abuse and child justice in Hammanskraal on Friday.

FILE: Picture: www.sahrc.org.za.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says communities need to work together with the government to promote the rights of children.

As part of Child Protection Week, the commission hosted a dialogue on substance abuse and child justice in Hammanskraal on Friday.

The commission’s Buang Jones says awareness is key.

“We’re also concerned about incidents of violence in schools around the country, and Gauteng in particular, and we urge government officials, civil society to work together to protect and promote the rights of children.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)