Author : Written by Dr. Zaid Kimmie; Edited by Gerald O’Sullivan
Publication Date : 2015-09-17 00:00:00
Category : FHR Publications
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The Foundation for Human Rights presents the findings of the Baseline Survey on awareness of, attitude and access to Constitutional Rights.
Previous studies found that South African citizens had a relatively poor understanding of the Bill of Rights, but FHR felt it necessary to carry out a study that focused on the specific understanding by vulnerable and marginalised members of society of their justiciable socio-economic rights.
The team surveyed 20 sites and interviewed 4,200 respondents from farming communities, from poor communities in rural and urban areas, from members of LGBTI communities, and from migrant communities. The result of the study tells us that there is much work to be done. Those most in need have a poorer understanding of their rights and face more challenges to access the mechanisms of redress that are available to them.