Human Rights

The Sigrid Rausing Trust Annual Report 2015/16

Over 20 years the Sigrid Rausing Trust has awarded 250 million pounds in grants to organisations around the world. We have seen significant changes in these years. The human rights movement is stronger and more dispersed. The lesbian and gay rights movement has also turned global. The Trust supports this work and has become a […]

December 15, 2017 Themes: Human Rights Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Judicial Bench Book on Violence against Women in East Africa

Judicial Bench Book on Violence against Women in East Africa

Domestic violence is the greatest cause of death among women and girls worldwide. Although most Commonwealth member states have laws to protect the rights of women, implementation can prove difficult. The judiciary also plays a central role in enhancing and protecting women’s rights, and enforcing laws against women abuse. The Commonwealth commissions case law reviews […]

Stop Human Trafficking

Stop Human Trafficking

By Fanuel Hadzizi Gender Based Violence and human trafficking are related issues that affect a number of   women and children in Southern Africa . According to research carried out in the region women and children are exploited as sex slaves by pimps and the cases are quite prevalent in border towns surrounding  South Africa  where […]

The intersection of sexual health and patriarchy

The intersection of sexual health and patriarchy

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg, 06 December 2017: Puberty was a period of confusion as well as fear for Trish*. Not only could she not understand what was happening to her body when she started menstruating at the age of 11, her own mother accused her of ‘playing with boys’ since it was a first in the family […]

December 6, 2017 Themes: Human Rights Programs: News

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has learnt with outrage and disgust about the molestation of 83 learners at AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto by a Scholar Patroller.  Through its mandate, the CGE will ensure that it supports and ensure that adequate interventions and responses are put in place by relevant state institutions and […]

Cry my beloved daughter

Cry my beloved daughter

By: Bonang Modise My husband died and left me with 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I was accused of killing him by his family and they chased me and my children out of my marital house. They took everything and now my children have no inheritance from their father. For now I live […]

October 4, 2017 Themes: Gender violence | Human Rights Programs: News

Women’s Month: Demanding action & results

Women’s Month: Demanding action & results

Johannesburg, 3 August: This August, Gender Links (GL) joins South Africa in commemorating Women’s Month under the theme “The Year of OR Tambo: Women united in moving South Africa forward.”  Every  year South Africa sets aside the month of August not only to celebrate Women’s Month, National Women’s Day, but also to pay tribute to […]

Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 18 July:Today the world celebrates the life of one of the world’s most iconic figures Nelson Mandela. This year we celebrate Mandela Day under the theme “Action against poverty”. Mandela Day presents a great opportunity to revisit commitments made to advancing gender equality. Mandela believed “Freedom cannot be achieved unless women […]

July 18, 2017 Themes: Human Rights Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

10 December marks the end of the Sixteen Days

10 December is International Human Rights Day. It marks the close of the Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. 10 December is also the twentieth anniversary of the South African Constitution that delivered the promise of gender equality and the right to bodily integrity. As we end the Sixteen Days and move into […]

December 9, 2016 Themes: Gender violence | Human Rights Programs: Gender Justice

International Human Rights Day

10 December Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights […]

December 1, 2016 Themes: Human Rights Programs: Gender Justice