Tag: Human Rights

The Role of the Media in Advancing the Rights of Persons with Albinism in Malawi

Introduction: Emergence of Violence against Persons with Albinism in Malawi It is estimated that Malawi has a population of between 7,000 and 10,000 people with albinism. Government of Malawi reports indicate that since 2014, 18 people with albinism have been killed, 14 abducted, three are missing, and 28 burial sites have been robbed by individuals and gangs. 69 cases have been reported to the Malawi Police Service since 2014. The Association of Persons living with Albinism (APAM) has registere [...]

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Can Men be Raped or Be Victims of Sexual Abuse?

Sexual violence is as old as human species themselves. Much as sexual violence is well-publicised, research, advocacy and development programmes have mainly focused on sexual victimisation of women and girls. Rape is indeed one of the most heinous in the extended family of sexual crimes. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) an estimated 35% of women worldwide have experienced sexual violence which includes rape. As the campaign against sexual violence rages on, there are increasing c [...]

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The Evolution of Rights Based Education and its Challenges

By Sarabe Chan, Chimwemwe Manyozo   NGO approaches to education have evolved from a needs-based approach to the present day’s rights-based approach, what were the key steps? What is the most effective response to the continued underfunding of public education systems in many developing countries? How should NGOs respond to the increase of for-profit low-quality private schools? IDS Students, Sarabe Chan and Chimwemwe Manyozo, reflect on the Sussex Development Lecture, ‘The Evolution of Righ [...]

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