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Lady Liberty rides to the rescue

Lady-Liberty3---thumbHuman rights attorney Samantha Ngcolomba has established a law practice that is helping women in need in impoverished communities – most of them rural. And it is all pro bono.

Black Sash making its mark for 60 years

For more than half-a-century, the Black Sash has been helping people in tangible concrete ways realise their human rights. Formed in response to the discrimination practised by the apartheid government, today it still works to assist the downtrodden.

'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.

Cycle for human rights with the Jozi Freedom Ride

freedom mandelaOn Sunday 22 March on the morning after Human Rights Day, the people of Joburg are invited to join the Jozi Freedom Ride, a 28-kilometre cycle through city suburbs once separated by apartheid, from Sandton via Rosebank, Houghton and Parktown, ending in Alexandra.

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.

Women and Girls Summit tackles issues affecting African women

The inaugural Women and Girls Summit 2014 will bring together a thousand women from all over Africa to discuss social, health and economic issues.

Call for harsher sentences for abusers

SA to set up more sexual offences courts

South Africa will establish 12 more dedicated sexual offences courts in 2014/15 as the government steps up its drive to combat crimes against women and children, says Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha.

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