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Deputy Minister John Jeffery to deliver a Keynote Address at the Commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

16 May 2018

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery, will deliver a keynote address at the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) on Thursday, 17 May 2018.

The event will focus on interpreting and reviewing the Ekurhuleni Declaration document, which contains a number of practical solutions to challenges facing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community. The event further aims to enhance the National Intervention Strategy (NIS), which is the guiding document of the LGBTI National Task Team, through the identification of solutions that could increase its effectiveness.  

The event will be attended by delegates from the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), the European Union as well as other civil society organisations.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date:     17 May 2018
Time:    09h00
Venue:   33 Hoofd Street, Braampark Forum 3, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

For media confirmations contact: Mr. Junior Kotu on 0791929194/JKotu@justice.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development          

Enquiries: Steve Mahlangu
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
079 878 7587 Email: mediaenquiries@justice.gov.za