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  • Water - not an infinite resource in Kenya
    Everyone takes water for granted and this begets complacency. Water may seem like a limitless resource, considering that most of the planet is covered in it. But freshwater, the kind that we need for drinking, farming and to sustain life itself, isn't infinite. By Simon Thomas
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    #AfricaMonth: The state of LGBT rights in Africa

    The socio-political and developmental health of a nation can be determined by the lived experiences of, and rights afforded to, the most marginalised...

    By Dr Claire Westman 21 May 2021

    Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

    US President Joe Biden's administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, three years after former...

    8 Feb 2021

    Kenyan coastal community beats lead polluter in court

    It was touted locally as one of the biggest campaigns of the decade when, in 2016, Kenyan environmentalist Phyllis Omido took up the fight against lead poisoning by a lead-acid batteries recycling smelter...

    By Christabel Ligami 31 Dec 2020

    How South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe measure up on child offenders

    Around the world, hundreds of thousands of children are not free. They are deprived of their liberty in settings such as migration holding camps and criminal justice processes.

    By Rongedzayi Fambasayi & Admark Moyo 13 Aug 2020

    #YouthMonth: Resource Compass to help youth during Covid-19

    Global law firm Baker McKenzie has partnered with organisations including the Centre for International Rights to create the Youth Rights Resource Compass, a website that directs young people, as well as those who advocate for them, to the entities, organisations, governmental and other agencies that are open and available to them during Covid-19...

    17 Jun 2020

    UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

    The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer...

    By Yvonne Su 29 Jan 2020

    Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act signed into law

    President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act which constitutes the nation's unprecedented statutory recognition of the Khoi-San communities, leaders and structures...

    29 Nov 2019

    Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

    Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations...

    By Danny Bradlow 15 Jul 2019

    Botswana High Court landmark ruling a major win for LGBT rights in Africa

    On 11 June 2019, the Botswana High Court ruled in favour of the case of LM vs the Attorney General of Botswana that challenged the constitutionality of the Botswana Penal Code, which criminalised same-sex sexual conduct between consenting adults...

    12 Jun 2019

    #FairnessFirst: How Nike put purpose marketing on the podium with Caster Semenya

    Nike's Dream Crazy campaign has won favour across the globe, having just scooped up top honours at the One Show Awards in New York. Caster Semenya, who features in the campaign, has also further proved her place on the winner podium...

    By Leigh Andrews 13 May 2019

    Africa and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Dignity for all

    African countries barely existed when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris, France in 1948, three years after the end of the Second World War...

    By Franck Kuwonu 9 Apr 2019

    Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights

    Botswana's High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country...

    By Andrew Novak 19 Mar 2019

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