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The murders of more than 250 men, women and children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Beni Territory in recent weeks have widely been blamed on an insurgency of Ugandan origin known as the Alliance of Democratic Forces-NALU (ADF-NALU).


The WSCIJ has begun its Report Women! Project.... the investigative reporting of girls and women training is aimed at building the media’s capacity to strategically report girls and women issues as well as mainstream girls and women into media reportage generally.


Solutions shouldn’t be about childcare just for the sake of leaving kids somewhere, but childcare that provides all children irrespective of the socio-economic standing of their families with an opportunity to develop their potential.

Falmata Yakub and Isha Rachalla both want to be doctors when they grow up

School in Nigeria cares for children from families on both sides of the conflict - Boko Haram and the security forces


The majority of individuals and communities in Mukono are vulnerable, socially excluded and unable to enjoy and effectively claim their rights...

Eskinder and Reeyot Alemu

April 2014: The Media Legal Defence Initiative - 'Two Ethiopian journalists imprisoned under Ethiopia’s anti-terror laws have appealed to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights...'


We promote Child Rights Clubs in schools, covering issues such as child marriage, FGM, domestic violence, disabilities, street children.... Last year, 7000 children participated...


Someone who is all too aware of the issues facing mothers in Nigeria is lawyer and women’s rights advocate, Adepeju Jaiyeoba. Having lost a friend in childbirth, Adepeju recognised the dire need to address the issue of maternal health...

Reeyot Alemu

Jan 2014: A global women’s rights and advocacy group, Safe World for Women, has put up an online petition for the immediate release of jailed award-winning Ethiopian journalist with breast tumour, Reeyot Alemu.


Dec 2013: By Olivia Bliss - "The Women’s Legal Centre, where I have interned since September this year, is a not-for-profit law centre in Cape Town, set up in 1999 by a group of female lawyers...."


June 2014: By Courtenay Forbes - "Reeyot is a symbol of the oppression being suffered by journalists in Ethiopia. The government uses the fear created by the label ‘terrorist’ to justify this mass-imprisonment...


On the way, Asha noticed that she was going to be handed to a man as a wife... she had heard from Safina radio (aired by Shalom Centre) – and in school child rights clubs, that if you are in trouble and you need help, report to the police...


In 2012, the International Women's Media Foundation bestowed a Courage in Journalism Award on Reeyot Alemu in absentia for her “refusal to self-censor in a place where that practice in standard...."