'How I was kidnapped and forced to marry'

2017-01-17 09:39

A woman has recounted how she was kidnapped by a man when she was 19 and forced into marriage. And how her mother conspired in it.

SA govt failing disabled children - HRW report

2017-01-13 07:40

South Africa’s government is failing to provide education for children with disabilities, according to a Human Rights Watch report.

'2 BLACKS' description on Cape Town restaurant bill shocks

2016-12-19 18:11

The description of customers at a Cape Town restaurant as "2 BLACKS" on a bill was actually just the waiter's style of shorthand, says The Bungalow in Clifton.

Cape Town eatery apologises for racism spat

2016-12-12 20:31

A woman's alleged racist remarks at Clarke’s bar and dining room in central Cape Town has left several customers unhappy.

High Court decision 'wrong' in right-to-die order - SCA

2016-12-06 16:25

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled it was wrong for the Pretoria High Court to issue an order allowing a terminally ill cancer patient to commit suicide with a doctor’s help.

ICC fight will go to ConCourt - DA

2016-12-05 11:20

The DA’s challenge of the government’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court will end up in the Constitutional Court, the party has said.

What would make SA 'flip-flop' on ICC withdrawal?

2016-11-23 12:14

If the ICC's goal is to convince South Africa to stop its withdrawal as a member state, it needs to pull out whatever negotiation, bargaining and conflict resolution skills it has.

US mom sues teenager over transgender treatment

2016-11-18 17:40

A Minneapolis mother in the US state of Minnesota is suing her teenage child for transitioning from male to female without her permission.

SAHRC goes to court on behalf of transgender pupil

2016-11-15 22:13

The Human Rights Commission is taking the Limpopo Department of Education to court after a transgender child couldn’t complete her schooling at a school in the province because she was humiliated and harassed.

SA has not turned its back on human rights - Ramaphosa

2016-11-02 16:29

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa has not turned its back on human rights following its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.


SA progressive on gender issues – HRW

2017-01-13 08:23

While South Africa came in for much criticism in Human Rights Watch’s latest world report, its progressive approach to gender issues has been welcomed.

Helen Zille is a chief racist - ANC Western Cape

2016-12-22 12:10

The Democratic Alliance must recall Helen Zille before she does irreparable damage in the Western Cape, the ANC in the province says.

Dozens take part in gay parade in Montenegro

2016-12-17 21:02

Dozens of people have taken part in a gay pride event in conservative Montenegro where authorities are promising to boost gay rights as part of efforts to join the EU.

UN representative presses China on missing rights activist

2016-12-06 22:19

A UN representative has pressed China to investigate the fate of prominent human rights campaigner Jiang Tianyong, who has disappeared.

Parliament still to debate ICC withdrawal - lawyer

2016-12-06 12:13

The DA approached the courts to challenge the government’s withdrawal from the ICC before it had been debated in Parliament, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

China detains editor of human rights website for subversion

2016-11-25 22:23

An announcement on a Chinese human rights monitoring website says the site's editor has been detained on suspicion of subverting state power.

Five questions you may have asked about the ICC

2016-11-22 09:02

A list of commonly-asked questions about the International Criminal Court.

Morocco urged to adopt UN rights recommendations

2016-11-18 12:39

Amnesty International has called on Morocco to implement as soon as possible the latest recommendations of the UN Human Rights Committee on policy and penal reforms in the country.

African states demand UN suspend LGBT expert

2016-11-05 22:54

African countries have demanded that the appointment of a new UN expert on LGBT rights be suspended, saying his mission to report on anti-gay violence had nothing to do with human rights.

Gay rights progress faces Europe backlash

2016-10-23 06:15

Europe has made enormous progress on gay rights since the 1990s, but those gains are now being threatened by rising intolerance, a report says.

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