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Final Civil Society Forum Communique and the SADC Summit Communique.


CoRMSA attended the SADC Civil Society Forum in Namibia in August 2018. Follow the links for the final communique from the forum is in the link. It is disappointing that migration has not been highlighted in this document, the issues raised by CoRMSA can be found on pages 4-5 of final communique.

The final Communique from the Windhoek SADC Summit can be found here.

Wathint’Abafazi Wathint’imbokodo: Women’s Day 2018

Wathint’Abafazi Wathint’imbokodo!

Today CoRMSA commemorates the courageous women, who on this day fought for justice and freedom in 1956. As women we continue this fight recognising the strength and sacrifices of women living in South Africa. We demand the equal inclusion of all women in South Africa in which they can live free of fear, sexual harassment and violence. We will be heard. We will fight! Read and share our press statement.

Defining The Health Rights of Refugees & Asylum Seekers

High numbers of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants face denial of services and discrimination in trying to access health care services in South Africa. As part of CoRMSA’s information sharing and advocacy efforts a guide to Defining the Health Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers has been updated.

This hopes to educate refugees, asylum seekers, health care practitioners and civil society on protecting the rights of refugees and asylum seekers and ensuring they are granted access to basic services and life saving treatment.

Please share this guide widely as a tool for education and advocating for the promotion and protection of refugee, asylum seeker and migrant rights.

Southern Africa Civil Society Forum 13th-15th August 2018

CoRMSA will be attending and participating in the 14th Civil Society Forum (CSF) in Windhoek, Namibia from the 13th-15th August.

The CSF is organised in partnership with the Alliance Pact of SADC Council of NGOs (SADC-CNGO), Southern African Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) and Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA).

The annual CSF meetings aims to bring civil society organizations from the region together to reflect, dialogue and engage the political leadership of the region on matters of regional integration and development. The CSF space provides an opportunity to consolidate and make use of strategic alliances and partnerships across the region to encourage and enable the effective engagement, structural transformation and inclusive development.

Follow these links for the CSF programme and concept note. Follow @CoRMSA during the course of next week for updates on discussions and activities. #CSF

Capacity Building Workshop: Statelessness


CoRMSA and Lawyers for Human Rights is hosting a capacity building workshop today in Mpumalanga. This workshop will equip legal advice offices and CSO’s with knowledge and legal tools in working towards ending statelessness. Following the workshop a detailed report and feedback will be posted here so keep following our current events