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JOINT STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS FOR AN END TO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN IN TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP

On this International Day of Rural Women, 15 October, we, the undersigned organisations, call on African governments to end discrimination against rural women in Africa, especially in their access to traditional leadership roles and inheritance rights. Currently, a number of countries in Africa deny daughters the ability to become chiefs …» Read More

Blog Posts

JUDGMENT IN MAPINGURE V THE STATE: A STEP FORWARD FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS OR A TOKEN GESTURE

On Tuesday 25 March 2014, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe ordered the government to compensate » Read More

A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF ZAMBIA’S CONSTITUTION-MAKING PROCESS AND THE ‘LEAKED’ FINAL DRAFT CONSTITUTION

On the 15th of January 2014 the Zambian Watchdog and Lusaka Times released a ‘leaked’ » Read More

Trial of Paul Kasonkomona points to politically motivated arrest

On 16 October 2013, the long awaited trial of human rights activist, Paul Kasonkomona, proceeded » Read More

News Stories

NEWS RELEASE: DARK DAY FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN LESOTHO AS HIGHEST COURT UPHOLDS DISCRIMINATORY CHIEFTAINSHIP ACT

Johannesburg, 17 April – Lesotho’s highest court today struck a serious blow against women’s rights » Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: LESOTHO’S HIGHEST COURT TO HEAR LANDMARK CHIEFTAINSHIP CASE

Maseru—On Tuesday 1st April 2014, the Court of Appeal in Lesotho will hear arguments in » Read More

News Release: MAJOR BOOST FOR FREE SPEECH IN ZAMBIA AS COURT ACQUITS HIV ACTIVIST

Lusaka, 25 February – After a lengthy legal process, the renowned Zambian human rights and » Read More

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Anneke Meerkotter

HRC Panel on Sexual Orientation, 7 March 2012

On 7 March 2012, the UN Human Rights Council’s 19th session will hold a panel discussion on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The panel will be opened by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, who has recently urged member states to stop discrimination based on sexual orientation in its …» Read More