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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 of universal human rights for …

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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 Noemi Magugliani, with expertise in …

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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 stated, “the struggle to beat …

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The Perpetration of Sextortion against Migrant Men: Analysis of the Experience of Survivors through the Lens of Masculinity.

Louise Bossière Abstract  The ways in which migration and corruption can be interlinked are increasingly receiving attention among scholars. Not only can corruption contribute to the formation of migration aspirations, but it can also impact the migration process. Existing research on corruption during migration mostly focuses on monetary corruption. However, little research looks at the …

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The Ongwen Judgement and its Significance for Dual Victim Perpetrator Status Before The International Criminal Court

By: Ella Riise MacLeod   INTRODUCTION Dominic Ongwen’s trial before the International Criminal Court (ICC) has received major attention in the international arena due to the severity, complexity and scale of crimes committed in northern Uganda. The severity and scale of the crimes have been set out in the judgement of the Trial Chamber, which …

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Girls’ Education in Nigeria

By Selma Nawrozzada   GIRLS’ EDUCATION IN NIGERIA   One of the most significant tools to empower girls within their family and community is education. Education is recognized as a fundamental human right. Gender inequality in education however remains a huge concern. Despite several national and international legal instruments such as the Strategy for the Acceleration …

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Interrogating the socio-legal concept on domestic violence against men in Nigeria: The need for progressive approaches

By Godfree Matthew Esq. African societies are generally considered as patriarchal in nature. This presupposes that men usually exercise dominance over women in such societies. In Nigeria, male dominance is adjudged to be a normal way of life that accords with African value-systems. This perception is further accentuated by the influence of culture and religion …

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