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Empty Chairs campaign - Al-Haq still picture - haya omari.jpg


mobilising for a people's council

Photo by Al-Haq, Jerusalem, Palestine

If you had a seat at the People's Council what would you say?


#EmptyChairs is a feminist campaign which seeks to transform the United Nations Human Rights System [starting with the Human Rights Council] into a body led and owned by ordinary people all over the world, who set the agenda and make decisions that are then supported and implemented by political leaders. 

Phindile Lindiwe Ngcobo

The #EmptyChairs Campaign partners are saddened to hear about the passing of Phindile Lindiwe Ngcobo. We extend all our solidarity and condolences to the One in Nine campaign and to Phindile’s loved ones. We will remember her powerful activism and the videos Phindi and 1 in 9 filmed for the campaign. 


Rest in power, Phindile. May your memory bring comfort, fuel our resistance and energise our movements.

We invite everyone who can do so to support the fundraising for a memorial service, transport for activists and contribution to Phindi’s family. Please visit this page for the international transfer information, and to watch a video in her memory.

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