2018 is the 18th year of the World Refugee Day event, run by the United Nations Refugee Agency as a declaration that the world supports and stands with refugees. The day also marks the launch of the ‘With Refugees’ petition, which will state the needs and potential rights of refugees to allow every one of them the opportunity to thrive and succeed – as these people did.
Africa is celebrating World Press Freedom Day, a day to raise awareness on the importance of freedom of the press. We give you 7 quotes from African political leaders, social activists and media advocates on the importance of a responsible, free, and independent press.
Today is World Aids day and the World Health Organisation is advocating for the access of safe, effective, quality and affordable HIV services and medicine.
Today is World Diabetes Day earmarked to raise awareness about addressing the growing concerns about the escalating health threats posed by the condition.
Greetings Africa, on this day we are observing the World Cities Day. The day is set aside to promote the interest of the international community in global urbanisation and in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanisation.
Today is the World Mental Health Day. It was established with the aim of creating awareness of mental health issues all over the world as well as mobilising support of mental health.
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?
Not being able to live in one’s own home country because of disturbances such as violence and natural disasters can be an emotionally and socially disturbing issue. Finding #refugee in another country hoping for a better life but then being subjected to humiliation and non-acceptance is a double blow. How can we avoid displacements when conflicts are the order of the day?
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?