SECTION27’s “Our Week Ahead” is an attempt to share with the public, the media and our partners some of our plans and activities for the week – we hope it will give you a glimpse into our world and encourage you to join us on our journey.
This week, we commemorate World AIDS Day, and while we may take a moment to celebrate how far we have come, we must remember that we still have a long way to go. There are still hundreds of people dying everyday due to HIV related illnesses, one HIV related death, is one too many. We pay homage to all activists across the world who continue to fight, not just for themselves but for future generations. We pay a special tribute to our Comrades at the Treatment Action Campaign.
SECTION27 celebrated the news that the #BopheloHouse94 have been acquitted and cleared of all charges. The case that had dragged on for nearly two years set an important precedent for the right to protest and for the right to gather in a democratic South Africa. We are incredibly proud of the #BopheloHouse94 and the Treatment Action Campaign who were steadfast in their fight for justice and to our legal team who worked tirelessly to ensure the freedom of the CHWs. You can read the judgement here.