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Why Gay Pride is as relevant as ever

2017-10-03 07:34

It's easy to think you aren't homophobic just because you follow Somizi on Instagram, but Gay Pride isn't about feathers, wigs and make up. It is about human rights, writes Mondli Zondo.

New home for disabled Gugulethu mother

2017-09-13 08:32

After suffering in a tiny shack, with not enough food and no electricity, Cynthia Ntunje, has found a new home with Catholic nuns in Khayelitsha.

Regulatory body to look at gender-based violence in media

2017-08-21 22:27

The Film and Publication Board plans to review its current classification guidelines, and look specifically at how the media affects gender-based violence.

Tortured behind bars

2017-08-06 06:01

The Wits Justice Project, working with a human rights lawyer, uncovers alleged violent persecution of prisoners, writes Ruth Hopkins.

Yemen crisis 'an absolute shame on humanity'

2017-07-24 06:13

Head of rights group CARE raises famine alarm, while Red Cross warns that 600,000 could contract cholera in 2017.

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

2017-06-26 17:48

Jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been released on medical parole after his diagnosis of late-stage liver cancer.

Discrimination against girls worsens in SA - KidsRights Index 2017

2017-05-16 08:24

Discrimination against girls, HIV/Aids-affected children and those with albinism has worsened in South Africa, according to the annual KidsRights Index.

50 000 at risk in South Sudan

2017-05-04 23:00

The UN human rights chief says up to 50 000 civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile region are at imminent risk of human rights violations as government troops close in.

China prevents academic from returning home to Australia

2017-03-27 11:45

An academic at an Australian university has been prevented by Chinese authorities from returning to Sydney because he's suspected of endangering national security, his lawyer says.

'He worked hard for me', domestic worker says of human rights lawyer

2017-03-17 10:44

Gloria Kente, who was represented by human rights lawyer Peter Williams in a dispute with her employer's boyfriend, says the lawyer's death has broken her.

 

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to speak on deadly Rohingya crisis

2017-09-13 22:08

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has come under fire for being silent as scores of Rohingya Muslims have been killed, will finally address the crisis.

Court victory for kids born in SA by foreign parents

2017-09-07 18:54

Children born in South Africa to foreign parents are entitled to apply for citizenship, the Western Cape High Court has ruled,, the Legal Resources Centre has announced.

Cabinet mum on diplomatic immunity for Grace Mugabe

2017-08-17 14:05

Cabinet did not discuss if Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe is entitled to diplomatic immunity following her alleged assault of a woman in Johannesburg, says Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.

Jordan activists celebrate repeal of 'marry the rapist' law

2017-08-02 08:27

The repeal of Jordanian law that allowed a rapist to escape prison by marrying his victim has been hailed as a milestone by women's rights activists in the kingdom

Education dept must enforce ban on corporal punishment - SAHRC

2017-06-28 18:09

Corporal punishment at schools may be prohibited, but it remains a sad reality in South Africa, according to a report launched by the South African Human Rights Commission.

US hits Syria with new sanctions

2017-05-16 23:00

The Trump administration has hit a new group of Syrian companies and people with sanctions over human rights abuses.

Tale of hidden boy shocks Israel

2017-05-12 18:16

The 'heartbreaking' story of a 14-year-old boy imprisoned at home by his parents for years have grabbed the headlines in Israel.

Germany to annul and ban foreign child marriages

2017-04-05 11:28

Germany's cabinet has planned to agree to a ban on child marriages after the recent mass refugee influx brought in many couples where one or both partners were aged under 18.

Preventing cancer is a human rights issue

2017-03-21 08:25

The South African Constitution gives protection to the rights involved in cancer prevention. On Human Rights Day we take a closer look.

Rome Statute repeal bill withdrawn from Parliament

2017-03-14 13:33

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has withdrawn the draft repeal legislation which would have seen South Africa withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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