Human Rights

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 […]

Botswana Health Sector Response to Gender-based Violence: A Policy Framework

The goal of this policy framework is to contribute to the prevention and management of gender-based violence in order to improve the health and quality of life of women and men and girls and boys in Botswana. The policy framework will support the Ministry of Health in providing strategies and interventions in response to GBV […]

Pan Africa ILGA Annual Report 2017 – 2018

This is PAI’s second annual report, it offers an account and record of the activities of the organisation covering the period of 1 March 2017 through 28 February 2018. It has a been a period of immense growth following an initial period of institution building and consolidation. It reflects that, despite operating in an extremely challenging […]

December 11, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Pan Africa ILGA Annual Report 2016 – 2017

The Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (PAI) is the Africa regional affiliate of ILGA. PAI is a federation of 72 organisations in Africa working for human rights and equality for LGBTI people. The work of PAI seeks to improve human rights based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. In […]

December 11, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Bots: Gender parity still a distant dream after elections

Bots: Gender parity still a distant dream after elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gaborone, 8 November: With just two elections until 2030, the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the representation of women in the Botswana parliament has increased by just one percentage point from 10% to 11%. A paltry seven women have made it to the Botswana Parliament following the general elections held […]

November 8, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance | News

Madagascar: Des jeunes filles en détresse

Madagascar: Des jeunes filles en détresse

Dur d’avoir ses règles à un jeune âge. Bénéficier de l’hygiène menstruelle demeure encore un luxe pour bon nombre de jeunes filles. A l’exemple des Communes rurales de la région Boeny, nombreuses d’entre- elles ne disposent pas de tissus ni de serviettes hygiéniques. Pis, elles utilisent les feuilles pour éviter que le sang s’infiltre sur […]

November 7, 2019 Themes: Gender equality | Human Rights Programs: Opinion

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg: The Programme of Action agreed by 179 governments in 1994 was a huge milestone towards realising population, development and well-being. Twenty-five years down the line there are strides that have been made worldwide in achieving Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). These include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principle of ‘leaving […]

November 1, 2019 Themes: GBV | Gender equality | Health | Human Rights | Young Women Programs: Opinion