#Human Rights

  • Article: UK Resumes Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Despite Fears They Could be Used Against Civilians in Yemen

    UK Resumes Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Despite Fears They Could be Used Against Civilians in Yemen

    By Helen Lock|July 10, 2020

    The sales were stopped last year after legal action from human rights campaigners. Read more

  • Article: Gabon Lawmakers Vote to Decriminalize Homosexuality

    Gabon Lawmakers Vote to Decriminalize Homosexuality

    By Sarah El Gharib|June 27, 2020

    This is an important step for LGBTQ+ rights in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more

  • Article: Murders of South African Women Surge as 9-Week Lockdown Eases

    Murders of South African Women Surge as 9-Week Lockdown Eases

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 23, 2020

    Campaigners are calling for tougher police action on violence against women. Read more

  • Article: Countries That Contributed to Slavery Must Be Held Accountable: UN Human Rights Chief

    Countries That Contributed to Slavery Must Be Held Accountable: UN Human Rights Chief

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 22, 2020

    This includes formal apologies, truth-telling processes, and reparations. Read more

  • Article: Ugandans Join Global Push to Rename Colonial-Era Landmarks

    Ugandans Join Global Push to Rename Colonial-Era Landmarks

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 22, 2020

    Statues and monuments have been defaced or downed in Belgium, Britain, and the United States. Read more

  • Article: COVID-19 Threatens Kenya’s Goal to End Female Genital Mutilation by 2022

    COVID-19 Threatens Kenya’s Goal to End Female Genital Mutilation by 2022

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 18, 2020

    School closures have reportedly led to “mass cuttings” involving hundreds of girls. Read more

  • Article: South Africa’s #RhodesMustFall Founder Speaks Out on Statues That Glorify Racism

    South Africa’s #RhodesMustFall Founder Speaks Out on Statues That Glorify Racism

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 17, 2020

    The 2015 student-led campaign paved the way for debate about monuments honouring imperial pasts. Read more

  • Article: Give Young People a Seat at the Decision-Making Table, Says South African Activist Zulaikha Patel

    Give Young People a Seat at the Decision-Making Table, Says South African Activist Zulaikha Patel

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 15, 2020

    Patel was just 13 when she confronted her school’s anti-Black policies. Read more