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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 […]

Let’s Respect Women And Children As We Celebrate 70th Human Rights Day – George Morara

Let’s Respect Women And Children As We Celebrate 70th Human Rights Day – George Morara

Calls for respect to children, women and the most vulnerable people in the society dominated the 70th celebrations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was marked on Monday at the University of Nairobi. Speaking during the event, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Vice Chairperson George Morara called on the public to […]

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

  Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and UNFPA, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls. To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign is calling […]