Human Rights

Three Years of Safe Haven

Three Years of Safe Haven ‘Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time’ – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Background Since its inception in September 2017, Gender Links Safe Haven Halfway Home (SHHH) has been a refuge for 69 residents coming from different socio-economic backgrounds and having known numerous types of violence throughout their lifetime […]

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

By Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Johannesburg, 9 August 2020: #VoiceandChoice resonates with the subject closest to my heart: quality sexual and reproductive health services. Without voice there is no choice. Without choice women and girls have little hope of realising their full potential in their public and private lives. Their choices must be supported with access […]

I story COVID -19 in the streets on Dar es Salaam

I story  COVID -19 in the streets on Dar es Salaam

By JAMES KAMALA. Dar es Salaam, 02 June: One rainy morning, I boarded a bus to go looking for stories on  he outskirts of Dar es Salaam as I usually do. To update myself with what dominates the headlines, I was busy surfing the morning news when a woman with a baby entered the same […]

SA: Rapid Response COVID 19 call open – apply now

SA: Rapid Response COVID 19 call open – apply now

Following the first round of funding applications for the Women Voice and Leadership Fund, the Rapid Response window is reopening on a rolling basis, with a special emphasis on mitigating the effect of COVID on Women’s Rights. More information on the gender dimensions of COVID can be found here. The funding from Global Affairs Canada is being augmented by funds from […]

May 2, 2020 Themes: Gender based violence | Gender equality | Human Rights Programs: News

The 4th United Nations World Conference on Women: The Platform for Action: A Summary

This is a summary of a larger document and will discuss the main issues contained in the Platform for Action from Beijing 1995. The critical areas include women and poverty, violence against women. women and the media, human rights for women as well as the girl child.

Agenda 2063: The Africa we want

This is the popular version of Agenda 2063 published by the African Union Commission in which the African aspirations for 2063 are laid out. It includes the call to action.

Education: A basic human right – Development cooperation and basic education: policy, practice and implementation

This paper gives a summary of developments in international policy on basic education and the steps needed to make it more explicit and give it more depth. It is also partly a manual which sets out guidelines for education specialists and policy officials.

Ainda falta acesso a informações sobre o aborto seguro

Ainda falta acesso a informações sobre o aborto seguro

Passados três anos da legalização do aborto seguro, através da Lei nº 35/2014 de 31 de Dezembro, que aprova o Código Penal, as mulheres que, por alguma razão, necessitam desses serviços continuam a optar pelos meios clandestinos por falta de acesso a estes serviços. Por outro lado, apesar da acção levada a cabo pelas organizações […]

December 17, 2019 Themes: Health | Human Rights Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Health

A handbook on engaging SADC: Guide for Civil Society in Southern Africa

The SADC Treaty recognises civil society as a key stakeholder in the process of regional development. However, until recently, SADC was almost completely closed to mainstream civil society. The greater part of civil society did not consistently and effectively engage with SADC. This handbook aims to help civil society understand SADC and ultimately improve their […]

The law needs to change, we want to be free: The impact of laws criminalising same-sex relationships in Botswana

This report summarises various research studies on the impact of criminalisation of same-sex sexual acts on the lives of LGBT persons. It draws on the perspectives of LGBT persons to illustrate the impact of criminal laws. Decriminalising consensual adult same-sex sex is a human rights imperative, consistent with Botswana’s international human rights commitments. It is […]