#Human Rights

  • Article: Uganda Denies Plans to Impose Death Penalty for Gay Sex Amid Global Uproar

    Uganda Denies Plans to Impose Death Penalty for Gay Sex Amid Global Uproar

    Oct. 15, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    A minister last Thursday said the government planned to re-introduce an anti-homosexuality bill. Read more

  • Article: Being Homosexual in Uganda Could Soon Be Punishable by Death

    Being Homosexual in Uganda Could Soon Be Punishable by Death

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Oct. 14, 2019

    The country will become the fifth in Africa to have such a severe punishment for homosexuality. Read more

  • Article: South Africa Deploys Envoys Across Africa in Wake of Deadly Xenophobic Attacks

    South Africa Deploys Envoys Across Africa in Wake of Deadly Xenophobic Attacks

    Sept. 18, 2019|Voice of America

    South African diplomats are visiting seven countries, after attacks that left hundreds displaced. Read more

  • Article: Victoria Passes Birth Certificate Bill in ‘Momentous’ Win for Transgender Rights

    Victoria Passes Birth Certificate Bill in ‘Momentous’ Win for Transgender Rights

    By Madeleine Keck|Aug. 30, 2019

    “We can now get a birth certificate that reflects who we are on a day-to-day basis.” Read more

  • Article: Meet the First Openly Queer Miss South Africa Contestant

    Meet the First Openly Queer Miss South Africa Contestant

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Aug. 28, 2019

    Sibabalwe Gcilitshana talks pride, representation, and beauty pageants with Global Citizen. Read more

  • Article: South African School Girls to Get HPV Vaccine to Protect Against Cervical Cancer

    South African School Girls to Get HPV Vaccine to Protect Against Cervical Cancer

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Aug. 13, 2019

    The hope is to reach 30,000 girls by the end of September. Read more

  • Article: This Animated Series Teaches Children About the South African Constitution

    This Animated Series Teaches Children About the South African Constitution

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Aug. 7, 2019

    The less people know about their rights, the less access they have to them. Read more

  • Article: How One Transgender Woman Navigates Being Trans at Work in South Africa

    How One Transgender Woman Navigates Being Trans at Work in South Africa

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Aug. 1, 2019

    As one woman from Soweto tells Global Citizen, discrimination is often worst in the workplace. Read more