Syria's White Helmets win Swedish rights prize

2016-09-22 19:13

The White Helmets, a Syrian civil organisation of emergency responders in rebel-held areas, has won the Right Livelihood Award, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize has announced.

EFF supports 'repulsive' pastor ban

2016-09-14 13:51

The EFF has praised Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's decision to prohibit homophobic US pastor Steven Anderson's entrance to South Africa.

Let’s hold our leaders to account

2016-09-11 07:18

The nominations of Human Rights commissioners should be given as much attention as those of the Public Protector, writes former SAHRC CEO.

UN expert slams China on human rights

2016-08-23 18:37

A UN expert has accused China of staging a "pincer movement" to curb the influence of lawyers, activists and non-governmental organisations and limit their ability to protest against abuses.

HRC to assess rights of elderly, disabled in KZN

2016-08-15 10:38

The SA Human Rights Commission is set to visit KwaZulu-Natal to assess human rights issues affecting the elderly and people living with disabilities.

Uganda gay pride postponed

2016-08-06 12:05

A gay pride parade in the Ugandan capital planned for the weekend has been postponed after a government minister threatened the LGBTI community.

Romania probes 'kidnapped slaves'

2016-07-13 22:26

Romanian prosecutors say the police have rescued dozens of vulnerable men and boys who had been kidnapped, chained up or whipped over an eight-year period.

'Unprecedented spike' in Egypt disappearances

2016-07-13 16:45

Egypt's police have been implicated in an "unprecedented spike" in enforced disappearances since early 2015.

End impunity for attacks on albinos, Euro MPs urge

2016-07-07 22:16

The European Parliament has called on African countries to end the impunity that surrounds the killing and persecution of albinos, especially in Malawi.

Malawian legislator leads half-naked protests over albino killings

2016-06-23 13:49

A legislator from Malawi's ruling party, Bon Kalindo, has led a group of protesters who marched "half-naked" through the streets of the capital, Lilongwe.


'It left us with a terrible aftertaste' - SAA apologises for mistreatment of Paralympian

2016-09-21 17:18

SAA has apologised to Paralympic bronze medallist Tyrone Pillay after he was told he could not take his prosthetics onto a flight from Johannesburg to Durban.

September 13 is Rainbow Day - GaySA Radio

2016-09-13 16:00

The operations manager of GaySA radio has declared September 13 "Rainbow Day" in South Africa following Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's announcement that homophobic US pastor Steven Anderson had been banned.

Settlement gives stateless children in SA hope

2016-09-06 19:01

Home Affairs has agreed at the eleventh hour to grant South African citizenship to a stateless child born in South Africa, opening the way for others in the same predicament, Lawyers for Human Rights has said.

More than 17 000 killed in Syrian state jails - rights group

2016-08-18 11:50

An international human rights group says more than 17 000 detainees have died in Syrian government detention facilities since the start of the 2011 uprising against President Bashar Assad.

US urges DR Congo to allow human rights researcher to return

2016-08-11 20:27

The United States has urged the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow the return of a Human Rights Watch (HRW) researcher forced to leave the country.

Global concerns over SA's human rights policy - SAHRC to minister

2016-07-17 21:44

The SAHRC says there is global concern over SA's human rights policy.

UK anti-terror plan harms children's rights

2016-07-13 22:26

A counter-terrorism programme aimed at children in the UK, a report says, limits freedom of expression in the classroom.

Tales of a child bride: ‘My father sold me for 12 cows'

2016-07-12 13:14

When she was 12 years old, Grace was abducted and then raped and beaten every day for 11 months.

Kenyans demonstrate over lawyer's murder

2016-07-04 16:40

Hundreds of people have marched through Kenya's capital condemning "extrajudicial executions" following the murder of three men, including a lawyer who criticised police abuse.

Rape, abuse stalk migrant children in French slums: UN

2016-06-18 09:06

Migrant children stuck in slums on France's northern coast face a "permanent danger" of sexual abuse or exploitation, the UN Children's Fund has warned, urging the creation of protected areas for minors.

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