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Botswana ordered to register country's first gay group
Botswana ordered to register country's first gay group

A Botswana High Court on Friday ordered the government to regist…

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Deputy Minister Jeffery addressses 5th FHR AGM
Deputy Minister Jeffery addressses 5th FHR AGM

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development (D…

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SA and the BRICS: Progress, problems and prospects
SA and the BRICS: Progress, problems and prospects

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Afric…

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Do African Union Governance Reviews Work?
Do African Union Governance Reviews Work?

Does the African Peer Review Mechanism contributes towards impro…

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WORLD NEWS

United Nations

November 20th
Civilians have continued to be killed, unlawfully detained, tortured and disappeared in eastern Ukraine, and the number of internally displaced people has risen considerably despite the announcement of a ceasefire on 5 September, according to a new UN hum…
November 20th
High Commissioner Zeid criticizes a harsh legal amendment, violence and arrests targeting gay men and lesbians in the Gambia. He also expresses alarm at reports of a wave of arbitrary arrests and detention of individuals perceived to be homosexual.

IRIN News

2014/11/21
NOUAKCHOTT, 21 November 2014 (IRIN) - The latest arrest of a group of prominent anti-slavery activists in Mauritania has once again brought to the fore the country's struggle with slavery and discrimination based on colour.
2014/11/21
MONROVIA/DAKAR, 21 November 2014 (IRIN) - Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.

FHR Projects

Stories of Change Human Rights Awareness

he FHR-DOJ&CD Boland Area Human Rights Awareness Project arose from the government’s response to the De Doorn’s Farmworker Strikes in late 2012 into early 2013, and commitments made in imbizos in the area during and following the strikes. Consultations with the Boland farming community showed that common issues farms experienced were: lack of access to the civil and criminal justice system, ongoing farm evictions, including legal representation and access to justice services.



The Foundation for Human Rights (the Foundation) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organisations in South Africa and the region that implement programmes which promote and protect human rights. The Foundation's mission is to address the historical legacy of apartheid, to promote and advance transformation in our country and to build a human rights culture using the Constitution as a tool.

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