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.

Human Rights Commission condemns racism

2016-06-17 21:12

The SA Human Rights Commission has condemned continuous outbursts of racism in South Africa following the emergence of a video clip of a woman letting out a stream of racist insults at black policemen.

Long after China's Cultural Revolution, a few say sorry

2016-06-02 23:15

Stirred by Mao Zedong's radical ideology and inured to the rampant violence of China's Cultural Revolution, he beat the man bloody and saw nothing wrong with it.

Violence produces traumatised, desensitised generation - child counsellor

2016-05-26 16:52

Victims of domestic violence are becoming younger by the year, with mothers aged only 16 seeking assistance to escape abusive situations, says the Saartjie Baartman Centre.

Spouses have no right to sleep together at shelters - SCA

2016-05-19 12:53

The Supreme Court of Appeal has set aside a judgement by the South Gauteng High Court stating certain rules of an urban shelter, including sleeping arrangements of couples, were constitutionally invalid.

Most sexual offences happen at home - survey

2016-05-04 17:03

Most sexual offences in the last three years have taken place in the homes of the victims, according to Statistics SA's Victims of Crime Survey.

German minister raises rights concerns in Cairo

2016-04-18 21:01

German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says his country was worried by reports of mounting rights abuses in Egypt, telling reporters in Cairo that freedoms go along with economic development.

Egypt tries to shut down torture victim centre

2016-04-05 22:53

Egyptian authorities are trying to shut down Egypt's main NGO treating torture victims, many of whom say they were abused by the police or security forces.

Chadian gang-rape victim demands justice for all women

2016-03-22 11:08

Chadian teenager Zouhoura, whose gang-rape by young men from well-to-do families sparked unprecedented mass protests in her country, says she wants justice for herself and for "all women" who have long suffered in silence.

SAHRC finalising report on King Goodwill Zwelithini

2016-02-25 13:25

The SA Human Rights Commission says it is still in the process of finalising its report into 31 complaints lodged against Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.


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.

Ecclestone hounded by Baku human rights groups

2016-06-17 08:33

Despite human rights groups in Baku calling for Bernie Ecclestone to take action against the injustices in the city, the F1 chief says the race weekend will continue.

Child Protection Week to focus on issues faced by SA's children

2016-05-29 15:34

Child Protection Week has started with government and civil society planning to spend the next seven days paying attention to some of the difficult issues South Africa's young people face.

EU condemns parties in South Sudan for human rights abuses

2016-05-24 07:18

The EU is criticising "all parties" in South Sudan for human rights abuses and killings of civilians and says they "must cease immediately."

Untouchables of Yemen caught in crossfire of war

2016-05-17 21:02

They are Yemen's untouchables, the 'Muhammasheen,' a dark-skinned ethnic group that for centuries has been consigned to the bottom of Yemen's social scale.

Some opposition members freed in Equatorial Guinea

2016-05-03 20:28

Two hundred Equatorial Guinea opposition members have been released after being detained in a pre-election sweep, but others remain in horrendous conditions.

Lesbians still vulnerable in South Africa - Judge Cameron

2016-04-09 13:01

Constitutional Court Judge Edwin Cameron has said that while there is an increasing acceptance of homosexuals in many parts of South Africa and in Africa, life continues to be difficult for members of the LGBTI community.

13 global NGOs fear for rights groups in Egypt

2016-03-23 21:01

Thirteen global rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have urged Egypt to drop a renewed investigation of rights activists that has strained ties with Washington.

China slammed over crackdown on activists

2016-03-10 20:56

The US and 11 other countries have taken China to task at the United Nations over its human rights record and demanded it immediately release all detained activists and lawyers.

UN: At least 200 million females estimated to be circumcised

2016-02-05 10:56

The UN children's agency is estimating that at least 200 million girls and women in 30 countries have undergone female circumcision - half in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia.

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