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Human rights and cultural practices
Human rights and cultural practices
‘The law is the way it is. If you try to apply it directly to tradition, you will find that it is not a perfect fit and will affect a lot of...
No truth for Gambia’s queer people
No truth for Gambia’s queer people
Gambia is accounting for its past. Two years after the end of Yahya Jammeh’s brutal 23-year rule, the country’s Truth, Reconciliation and...
Rights violated ahead of poll in Mozambique
Rights violated ahead of poll in Mozambique
Mozambicans will go to the polls in October to elect their next leaders. Provincial governors will be elected rather than being appointed by the...
Chinese rights lawyer jailed for 'subversion'
Chinese rights lawyer jailed for 'subversion'
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced on Monday to four and a half years in prison for state subversion, sealing the...
What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean in today’s fractured world?
What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean in today’s fractured world?
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” These simple but powerful words are the first line of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations at an extraordinary meeting in Paris 70 years ago this week....
The restriction of basic freedoms has become the global norm
The restriction of basic freedoms has become the global norm
Imagine inviting your ten closest friends to dinner but only four of them show up. The other six can’t make it because they’ve either been...
‘Targeted crackdown’ on society
‘Targeted crackdown’ on society
A new report claims the Zambian government is harassing and threatening its critics
Fear grips Tanzania’s queer people
Fear grips Tanzania’s queer people
For a little over a week he has had to live in hiding. Speaking to the Mail & Guardian from his two-bedroom house outside Dar es Salaam...
Showing the public sector how it's done
Showing the public sector how it's done
Proactively stimulating the morphing of the organisational culture into a rapidly changing, learn-on-the-fly, technology-driven typology that...
The facts are in dispute, threatening democracy
The facts are in dispute, threatening democracy
On December 10 1948, the United Nations general assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, affirming the view that “the will of...
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
In the biting cold of the early morning on July 23 2018, about 10 000 people in Nairobi’s Kibera slum watched in a sleepy haze as their homes and...
Women’s rights must include land rights
Women’s rights must include land rights
The United Nations has declared that women’s land rights are a human right. The UN Women’s publication, Realising Women’s Rights to Land and...

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