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Baby Factories Are a New Avenue for Illegal Adoption and Human Trafficking

Baby Factories Are a New Avenue for Illegal Adoption and Human Trafficking

Infant commodification and human trafficking are on the rise in many African countries. One avenue for human trafficking of this kind are ‘baby factories’ where women of childbearing-age are forced into pregnancy for purposes of selling their children. This type of internment subjects the mother and the child to unspeakable trauma, violence and abuse. The […]

‘It Is No Exaggeration To Say That We Are A Sick Society’ – Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

‘It Is No Exaggeration To Say That We Are A Sick Society’ –  Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng released the annual report of the South African judiciary 2018/19 at a time when outrage over gender-based violence is leading many to call for increasingly harsh and immediate penalties for the crime. But Judge Mogoeng avoided any populist endorsement of this sentiment — instead advocating more nuanced approaches to prosecution and […]

OXFAM Rwanda Intensifies Efforts In Fighting Sexual and Gender Based Violence

OXFAM Rwanda Intensifies Efforts In Fighting Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Considering that more victims of sexual and gender-based violence continue to be experienced, OXFAM in Rwanda in partnership with Rwanda Interfaith Council on Health (RICH) and Ruhango District has intensified campaigns against the vices. In a campaign that took place in Ruhango district on Thursday, Eugene Ingabire Gender Justice Technical Advisor at OXFAM in Rwanda […]

Ending Statelessness Is Easy, Says Kyrgyz Winner Of Top U.N. Prize

Ending Statelessness Is Easy, Says Kyrgyz Winner Of Top U.N. Prize

A lawyer who helped Kyrgyzstan become the first country to eradicate statelessness has urged politicians to end the plight of millions of “legal ghosts” who lack any nationality after winning a prestigious U.N. award on Wednesday.   Kyrgyz human rights lawyer Azizbek Ashurov said combating statelessness was “simple”, but required political will, arguing that governments […]

Leaders Call On World To End Scourge Of Gender-Based Violence

Leaders Call On World To End Scourge Of Gender-Based Violence

 Betty* is a survivor. The South Sudanese teenager has risen above a horrific act of violence and reclaimed her life. But her heroic act of recovery should never have been necessary, leaders at the United Nations emphasized on Tuesday at a panel discussion on gender-based violence. Betty was 16 years old when four armed men […]

19 Pregnant Teens And Women Rescued From Suspected Baby Traffickers

19 Pregnant Teens And Women Rescued From Suspected Baby Traffickers

Nineteen pregnant teens and women were rescued as Nigerian police busted a suspected child trafficking ring planning to sell babies, a police spokesman told CNN on Monday. The victims, ranging in age from 15 to 28, were found in different locations in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, in a police raid earlier this month, police said. […]

UN Probes Zimbabwe

UN Probes Zimbabwe

UNITED Nations (UN) special rapporteur on the Rights of Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Clement Voule this week flew into a storm as his visit coincided with the reported abduction of the acting president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association Peter Magombeyi amid worsening human rights violations. Civil society groups say more than 50 people have […]

Men We Have a Problem!

E yin daddy wa a ti ni problem o (Our daddy’s we have a problem), before you say I reject it in Jesus/Allah or Obatala’s name, let me conclude. Remember one of my articles where I mentioned a research I carried out, asking around 5000 adolescents about whom they want to die first between their […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Zips and Knees

LOUD WHISPERS: Zips and Knees

Simbo: I like this statement. Listen (reads from her phone) ‘Pregnant school girls should be allowed to stay in school. Sending them away while allowing boys who impregnate them to stay is discriminatory’. Jerry: This is true, it is not right to stop the education of girls when they get pregnant. Afterall, they did not […]

We Celebrate The Women Fighting For The Rights Of Women And Girls

We Celebrate The Women Fighting For The Rights Of Women And Girls

In December 2018, hundreds of thousands of ordinary people all over the world will come together to write letters, scribble postcards, draw pictures and send emails – all of them focused on one thing: making change happen. They will be taking part in one of the biggest campaigns for human rights in the world: Write […]

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