As we commemorate INTERNATIONAL WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS DAY on 29 November, Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) and Tshwaranang Legal advocacy Centre (TLAC) are saddened by and deeply mourn the passing on of Beloved Friend, South African Woman Human Rights Defender, Lucrecia Seafield. Words cannot express our profound despair and sorrow. She was devoted stalwart to the struggles and work of Women Human Rights Defenders who continue to face hostilities and operate in grave violent environments for women and children. She will be painfully missed for defending the human rights of all the people indiscriminately, with exceptional integrity, virtuously and professionally in South Africa and across the globe.
She was humble, accessible especially to the Grassroot Communities, women groups, youth formations, child rights advocates, LGBTI activists, refugees and migrants. She demonstrated her passion, compassion, love and care for all people throughout her life. As a sector we have lost a dear friend and words cannot express our pain – an honest human being with a very big heart. She supported all needs of all local CSO’s and Community Based Organisations to advancement of Woman Human Rights defenders.
We Salute You Lucrecia! Your Heroisms will remain in us! We thank you for assisting the Women in South Africa the broader SADC region to push for promotion and protection of Women Peace and Security and the serious strides in pushing Agenda for consolidation of National Action Plan for promotion of Women, Peace and Security in South Africa.
May Your Soul Rest in Peace our Dear Beloved Lucrecia.Lala Kahle Lucrecia Seafield