Community to unite in celebrating Human Rights Day 


The Darwin community is invited to join in the global celebration of Human Rights Day at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus on Saturday, 10 December.

The event is supported by CDU, the NT Committee for Human Rights Education (NTCHRE) together with the Multicultural Council of the NT and other NGOs.

NTCHRE Human Rights Day Organising Chair, Jeswynn Yogaratnam said the event was an inclusive celebration for all, especially for vulnerable communities.   

“It is also a chance to bring together all the NGOs, agencies and interested people in Darwin (and neighbours to Darwin) involved in human rights work, directly or indirectly,” he said.
Mr Yogaratnam said entertainment would be provided by the Wade Finnagin Band, along with recitals of human rights essays and poetry by school children and migrant refugees learning English as a second language.

He said there would also be dance and songs from Indigenous communities and resettled refugee communities along with short films on human rights.
The event will be held at CDU’s Casuarina campus on Saturday, 10 December from 10:30am to 2:30pm in Building Red 2 (Basketball court). Food and drinks will be available for purchase.