Human Rights NGOs

Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about

To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, here is a look at five of South Africa's NGOs working for human rights in the country and beyond, organisations dedicated to the promotion of human dignity, equality and freedom.

Disabled South Africans: know your rights – Infographic

South Africa has progressive policies to protect and uplift the disabled. For Disability Awareness Month, we take a look at how disabled South Africans are included in the workplace and in society

FAQs on domestic violence and sexual offences

Women and children are most vulnerable when it comes to domestic abuse and sexual violence. In many instances, the victims do not even know...

South Africa extends help to disabled abuse victims

The Gender Based Violence Command Centre has expanded its services to make them accessible to people with disabilities. Blind and deaf people are now...

Where to get help in South Africa if you are being abused

Numerous organisations around South Africa provide services such as counselling, temporary shelter and legal help to people in abusive relationships. We've compiled a guide...
'Africans cannot be foreigners in Africa'

Human Rights month is ‘a time for cohesion and respect’

Justice Minister Michael Masutha called on communities to end the xenophobic looting of shops and property of foreign nationals in South Africa at an official government event held in Uithenhage to commemorate Human Rights Day.
South Africa tackles human trafficking

South Africa tackles human trafficking

The UN reports that sexual exploitation accounts for 53% of trafficking victims; 37% are subjected to forced labour and slavery. South Africa has put in place several mechanisms to battle the crime, integrating the efforts of the police, justice and social departments, and civil society.
Women's empowerment 'key to stopping violence'

Women’s empowerment ‘key to stopping violence’

Economic empowerment and independence are important pre-conditions to help end gender-based violence, says NGO Gender Links, which will be showcasing the achievements of more than 1 000 survivors during the 16 Days of Activism For No Violence campaign.
16 Days of Activism against abuse

16 Days of Activism against abuse

Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism campaign challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and children - and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.
South Africa takes a stand against violence and abuse

South Africa takes a stand against violence and abuse

South Africa's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children has been extended to run throughout the year. With the theme, "Count me in", the focus will be on gender and child abuse, with all people encouraged to be part of the solution.

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