09 January 2017 - The conviction of a Malawian man who slept with underage girls as part of “sexual cleansing” rituals signals that the custom may not be tolerated. But his two-year sentence has activists questioning how strong the justice system’s resolve is for ending the practice.
08 June 2016 - Rights body raises alarm over attacks against people with albinism, but government dubs Amnesty report as "unfair".
GENEVE / CONAKRY, 25 April 2016 - A new UN report released Monday says that, despite being forbidden by national and international law, female genital mutilation and/or excision shows no sign of abating in Guinea: 97 percent of women and girls aged 15 to 49 years in Guinea have undergone female genital mutilation and/or excision.
CAIRO, 27 March 2016 - A five-day workshop to build the capacity of North African Member States of the AU, to end Child Marriage kicked off today in Cairo, Egypt.
FREETOWN, 6 February 2016 – On the day of the 13th International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), UNICEF, UNFPA and other development partners are calling on all stakeholders in Sierra Leone — from health workers, traditional initiators or soweiis, traditional and religious leaders, to policy makers and influencers — to mobilize against this harmful practice.
NEW YORK, 5 February 2016 - At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries, according to a new statistical report published ahead of the United Nations’ International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
14 January 2016- Traditional practices in Malawi that had disappeared such as 'fish for sex' are gradually resurfacing, much to the alarm of those working on the national HIV response.
During the 20th regular session of the Human Rights Council (18 June - 6 July 2012), special attention was brought to women's human rights, and for finding reparations for women who have been subjected to violence stemming from certain traditional practices,
"There were three people. One person was holding me down; one person was holding my hand; and the other person was doing the job. They lay me down, and…" Fatu said of the female genital mutilation she underwent as an eight- year-old in Liberia.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.