Today is International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, which is an opportunity to recognize the environment as another victim of war. It is an opportunity to take steps to reduce the collateral damage from conflicts and protect the natural resources that are so crucial for sustainable development.
Today we join the world to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
Consent is the basis for any sexual interaction and should include all necessary information for parties to make an informed decision. It only stands that if equality is for all then every person, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, should be held to similar standards.
Yesterday was the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Recently 13 African countries were listed among the 23 worst offenders for human trafficking. The World Day against Trafficking in Persons was set aside to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights. How rampant is #humantrafficking in your country?
There have been many calls for a secret ballot in the impending vote of no confidence in South Africa’s president. However, is secrecy really what the country wants at this time, and would it not be setting a lasting, damaging precedent? asks Brent Meersman.
The #DayoftheAfricanChild being celebrated today is a time reflect on how far we have gone as a continent in advancing the rights of children, particularly looking at the education sector in relation to the #SDGS.
An estimated 168 million children are trapped in child labour globally with many of them working full-time. According to the United Nations some of these children do not go to school, have little or no time to play, do not receive proper nutrition or care and are denied the chance to be children. Can Africa allow children not to labour?
Health delegates from 185 countries on this week gathered in Geneva and elected Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the first Director-General from Africa to head the United Nations specialised agency. In the election Ghebreyesus defeated Dr. David Nabarro of Britain and Dr. Sania Nishtar, a Pakistani cardiologist in a two round ballot.
Ugandan outspoken feminist academic Stella Nyanzi jailed for allegedly insulting the President Yoweri Museveni on Facebook was released on bail after spending more than a month on remand.