In Focus

Battle for women’s rights is not over
In Focus

Battle for women’s rights is not over

 This 8th March marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the victories made in the area of women’s rights over the years and to remind women around the country to continue the fight, wherever they may be. Nicole Black International Women’s Day was celebrated for […]

A rift in time
In Focus Movement

A rift in time

It is often said that history repeats itself: through war, political policy and even simply heredity playing out in family history. It is a rare occasion, though, that while tracing your family history the parallels between your life and an ancestor suddenly stare you in the face. This is exactly […]

Institutionalised homophobia in Africa
Globe Human Rights In Focus

Institutionalised homophobia in Africa

In late January this year gay rights activist David Kato was murdered at the door of his house in Uganda, following an incident in October 2010 in which a Ugandan newspaper published the photographs, names and addresses of 100 gay citizens. According to Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) since the publication […]

The trial of Sergei Magnitsky
Human Rights In Focus

The trial of Sergei Magnitsky

On the 16th of November 2009 the Russian lawyer died in prison having spent eleven months in police custody without being formally charged, having been tortured and denied medical assistance. Without a formal accusation which would make clear the motive of his imprisonment, it seems that the Russian authorities have […]