Constitutional and legal rights

Mozambique Signs Peace an Reconciliation Agreement

By: Graça Maria- Mozambique: August 6 was an important milestone for Mozambicans in the country’s final peacemaking process, with the signing of the 3rd Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, an act carried out by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi and Renamo Leader Ossufo Momade. Both representatives of the parties involved pledged not to let […]

August 8, 2019 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights Programs: Gender & Governance

Moçambique aprova 18 anos como idade mínima para casar

By: Graça Maria: 23-07-19_ O parlamento moçambicano deu grandes passos na luta contra os casamentos prematuros, ao aprovar na especialidade a Lei de Prevenção e Combate as Uniões Prematuras, ao fixar os 18 anos como idade mínima para se contrair o matrimónio, no passado dia 18 de Julho. Neste mesmo dia, foi também aprovada na […]

South Africa: Siphiwe Ramaphuma

My name is Sphiwe Ramaphuma I started the food business in Orange farm extension 8A in 2018 sold bunny chaos (kota) and burgers in my community. I manage to run the business and make fair results since I attended the Sunrise campaign workshop that gave me the tools to achieve the good results. What I […]

Botswana: Separation of powers pillar of democracy

Botswana: Separation of powers pillar of democracy

Last week Botswana made history specifically in the African context where human rights are not always enshrined when three High Court Judges – Abednico Tafa, Michael Leburu and Jennifer Dube “struck down” Sections 164, and 165 of the Penal Code. The 133-paged judgement further explains that, “The word “private” in Section 167 of the Penal […]

June 20, 2019 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights | Sex roles Programs: Human Rights | News

SADC Gender and Development Monitor 2016

Tracking Progress on Implementation of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development has six objectives. These include the empowerment of women and  eliminating discrimination. Another is achieving and gender equality through gender responsive legislation and projects. The objective of the 2016 Monitor is to present an update on […]

African Protocol on Rights of Women

The Protocol on the Rights of Women requires African governments to remove all forms of discrimination and violence against women and to promote equality between men and women. The Protocol complements the African Charter. It ensures the protection of the human rights of women in Africa. The purpose of this booklet is to inform the […]

Principles for Governing the Internet: A Comparative Analysis

Part of the UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom There are a large number of internet governance guidelines and declarations. This publication is  a review of these documents. UNESCO has a mandate to conduct a study on internet-related issues o access to information, privacy and the ethical dimensions of the information society.    

Tilting the Balance of Power – Adjudicating the the RTI Act

This is an analysis of the orders of the Supreme Court and relates to the Right to Information Act in India. It also covers decisions of information commissions and what they imply about the quality of governance. The rationale for this work is that all public decisions should be accessible to the average citizen. The […]

SABC 3: Isidingo- The Need Ep 201 21/12/2018

Name of monitor: Patricia Mahachi Name of Television station: SABC 3 Name of programme: Isidingo –The Need Date of broadcast: 21/12/2018  Genre: Drama Series Episode: 201 Time: Time of broadcast: 19:00:19:30 GBV focus: GBV Gem Classification:  Gender Aware Theme: GBV, Crime and Violence Link: Scene 1: 18:12 – 19:12 Scene 2: 21:10 – 22:57   Description This analysis looks at two […]

Tilting the Balance of Power

Tilting the Balance of Power is an analysis of orders of courts re India’s Right to Information Act. The publication adjudicates the RTI Act for the oppressed and the marginalised.