Human rights

arepp:Theatre for Life

Developing Resilient Youth through Self-Efficacy Education

Since 1987 arepp:Theatre for Life has played a pivotal role in raising awareness about issues pertinent to human rights in poor communities. Arepp is a performing arts NGO that uses theatre and puppetry to provide interactive, social life-skills education to school going youth, with the goal of developing their resilience.

Botswana NGOs Condemn Human Rights Abuses in Zimbabwe

BOCISCOZ, 23 March 2007. 

The Botswana Civil Society Coalition on Zimbabwe (BOCISCOZ) and many other organisations in that country have condemned the ongoing brutal attacks and the arrests of civil society members in Zimbabwe.

In a statement, the coalition argues that there is serious lack of good governance and respect for human rights and that has led to the collapse of the rule of law. It further says the crisis in Zimbabwe has serious security implications for the country and the entire Southern Africa region.

DITSHWANELO: South African Launch of Ditshwanelo Death Penalty Book

Press Release

Support for DITSHWANELO position in South Africa

In the Shadow of the Noose, a book which traces the story of two Basarwa/San men Tlhabologang Maauwe and Gwara Brown Motswetla, who narrowly avoided being hanged in 1999, was published in Botswana by DITSHWANELO – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights in November 2006. On 13 March 2007, the South African launch was conducted by Advocate George Bizos at The Zone, Exclusive Books, Rosebank.

AU Slams EU for Double Standards

Mail & Guardian, 22 March 2007. 

The African Union (AU) has denounced  the  European Union (EU) for "double standards" in taking action against Zimbabwe while ignoring abuses by other African leaders.

AU representative to the EU Mahamat Annadif, who condemns Britain’s attitude towards its former colony, says he differs with Prime Minister Tony Blair’s call for tougher EU measures against President Robert Mugabe’s government. 

The Attainment of Social Justice & 10 years of the Bill of Rights in SA by Tseliso Thipanyane

About half a century ago in Kliptown’ our people declared that “our country will never be prosperous or free until all our people live in brotherhood, enjoying equal rights and opportunities.” In the now well known Freedom Charter adopted on 26 June 1955 in Kliptown at the Congress of the People our people, amongst provisions, further declared:

Foundation for Human Rights Launches New Human Rights Directory

Enhancing Advocacy
by Aadila Molale

In celebration of Human Rights Day, the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) announces the launch of the Human Rights Directory, which aims to encourage increased networking and communication amongst civil society. 

The directory has been developed by SANGONeT and is powered by PRODDER.

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