Gay dad granted 'maternity' leave - report

2015-03-27 19:41

In a ground-breaking ruling, the Labour Court in Durban has granted a gay father full maternity leave to take care of his baby, according to reports.

Government welcomes ruling in ukuthwala case

2015-03-26 14:02

Minister in the Presidency Susan Shabangu has welcomed two recent court rulings that upheld the rights of women and children.

Call for stiff penalty for xenophobic attacks

2015-03-21 21:20

Those who violate the rights of foreign nationals should be handed stiff sentences, National Freedom Party leader Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi has said on Human Rights Day.

Disabled Somalis face abuse, discrimination

2015-03-12 21:06

AI says decades of conflict and discrimination have left people with disabilities in Somalia vulnerable.

SAHRC probing 'dompas' system

2015-03-11 14:01

The SA Human Rights Commission may launch its own investigation into allegations of workers being forced to apply for a green card to access certain parts of Worcester.

Germans caught for vandalism: We've learnt our lesson

2015-03-05 21:05

The Germans caught for vandalism in Singapore and sentenced to nine months in prison and three cane strokes has apologised and said they would never do it again.

Iran ready to let in Google in on conditions

2015-03-02 05:00

Iran has regularly cut access to Facebook and Twitter, but it it will now allow the services of internet giants like Google if they respect its cultural rules.

Force used to crush freedom in Africa - report

2015-02-25 16:57

A worrying picture of ongoing human rights abuse, particularly in Southern Africa, has been painted by Amnesty International in its 2014/2015 yearly report.

North Korea blasts US human rights conference

2015-02-17 07:42

A North Korean ambassador has criticised a conference on Pyongyang's human rights record that is scheduled to begin in Washington, calling it a 'hostile act', news reports say.

Indian police rescue child slaves

2015-01-30 22:14

Indian police have rescued hundreds of child slaves as young as six during days of raids on workshops in Hyderabad, a report says.


Group accuses Israel of war crimes during Gaza war

2015-03-27 14:18

The Israeli army committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last year’s offensive in Gaza, a right group says.

Solitary confinement for Swazi rights lawyer

2015-03-26 10:12

A Jailed Swazi human rights lawyer has been placed in solitary confinement at Big Bend Prison for a period of three weeks, the Law Society of SA says.

Abortion stalls US human trafficking bill

2015-03-21 20:10

In the US, legislation to help the victims of sex trafficking has been caught up in the emotional and uncompromising politics of abortion.

Presidency defends Zuma's teen moms comments

2015-03-11 14:53

The presidency has defended President Jacob Zuma's comments about teenage mothers, saying he did not single out only girls.

SA needs integrity: Human rights activist

2015-03-10 12:15

South Africans need to start saying 'we just don't do that' to create a much-needed culture of morality, human rights activist and columnist Rhoda Kadalie says.

Albinos 'hunted like animals' for body parts in Malawi

2015-03-03 08:55

Albinos are living in fear of being killed in Malawi, where their body parts are increasingly being sold for use in traditional rituals that promise to deliver wealth and power.

US to compensate victims of forced sterilisations

2015-02-27 10:23

Virginia lawmakers have agreed to compensate victims who were involuntarily sterilised by state officials decades ago under a programme that was widely accepted at the time.

Thailand fails to tackle human trafficking

2015-02-17 17:16

Thailand's efforts to combat human trafficking in its multi-billion dollar fishing industry have been 'wholly inadequate', and it has failed to end officials' involvement in trafficking and labour abuses.

UN alarmed at increasing attacks against schoolgirls

2015-02-09 18:15

The United Nations human rights office says there have been threats, violent attacks and other abuse against girls for going to school in at least 70 countries over the past five years.

Little being done to improve human rights in SA

2015-01-29 19:22

South Africa has done very little in the past year to improve human rights, the Human Rights Watch says.

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