8th September: International Literacy Day
Photo credit: Morocco World News More than 771 million adults are still to this day illiterate, and of these more than 80% are women. Illiteracy is prevalently seen in countries struck by conflict or disasters. The highest illiteracy levels are all seen in countries
Democratic Disillusionment and the Marginalization of Women in Political Processes: The Case of the D.R.C in the 2018 Elections
By Tendaishe Tlou Abstract Since the 1990s, the world has made significant strides in women empowerment, including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which embarked on an extensive program to foster gender equality through enactment of gender-sensitive electoral laws and policies in the same vein. The D.R.C acceded to CEDAW
The Importance of Youth Skills for Promoting the Right to Education
By: Jimena Villot World Youth Skills Day is a day meant to generate awareness, and promote a discussion, on the importance of educating and training youth. It is essential to promote technical and vocational training, as well as developing other skills, which young people need to have in order to
The Stigma of Disabilities in Africa and the Challenges Caused for Children in Education.
By Jimena Villot Throughout the United Nations history, the organisation has celebrated diversity and promoted the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, including learning differences and developmental disabilities. In 2008, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which reaffirmed the fundamental principle
Sexual Violence Against the Male Gender: A Perspective on Forced Migration – CONFERENCE REPORT
Introduction The Centre for African Justice, Peace & Human Rights held its 4th Annual Conference on ‘Sexual Violence against the Male Gender: A Perspective on Forced Displacement’ on 18th December 2021. The event was held online via Zoom and featured the three speakers, Ms. Ines Keygnaert, Dr Marian Tankink, and Dr
The Origins of Zero Discrimination Day and the Battle Towards Ending Discrimination Worldwide.
By: Jimena Villot Zero Discrimination Day first became widespread in 2014 after UNAIDS, the UN program on HIV and AIDS launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on ‘World AIDS Day’ in December 2013. This day is related to the UN AIDS program, because as Winnie Byanyima, the Executive Director of UNAIDS