Discrimination and oppression existed in all forms; races were segregated, social classes were divided and extreme poverty was the norm for the majority, this was life in the Apartheid period in South Africa. This unrest sparked an uprising.
Ms Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of peace activist Mohandas ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi, was part of this uprising; she worked alongside Nelson Mandela in the anti-Apartheid movement and continues her activism work today.
Ms Gandhi was in Perth to speak at Curtin University for a human rights day event to celebrate the tenth anniversary for the Curtin Centre for Human Rights Education. The event included national and international speakers who spoke about human rights issues prevalent in the world today.