In this open letter, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch request that the government of Zimbabwe establishes a Commission of Inquiry into the abduction and likely enforced disappearance of Itai Dzamara and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice in fair trials. The pro-democracy activist has not been accounted for since his abduction on […]
Since November 2014, Malawi has seen a sharp increase in human rights abuses against people with albinism, including abductions, killings and grave robberies by individuals and criminal gangs. People with albinism are being targeted for their body parts by those who believe that they contain magical powers and bring good luck. This report focuses on […]
The enforced disappearance of prominent pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara in March remained unresolved.
“As someone who has been on death row myself and only saved by an ‘age technicality’, I believe that our justice delivery system must rid itself of this odious and obnoxious provision.” Zimbabwe’s Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Hon Emmerson Mnangagwa, Harare Gardens, 10 October 2013 I was thrilled when Zimbabwe’s new Minister […]
Ending violence in the home is an issue for the whole community – women and men in Harare, Zimbabwe are using theatre to claim their rights to live free of domestic violence. Hazel is 28 years old. She lives in Hopley Farm settlement in the country’s capital Harare, with her three children, in an area […]
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 General Assembly resolution 217 A as a […]
The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO) sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. It was spurred by ratifications of ILO Convention No. 138 on the minimum age for employment andILO Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labour. […]