Gambia Advocacy Training on Freedom of Expression (Call for Applications)

19 Sep 2017 The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI), the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), and the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) are calling for applications from human rights defenders, journalists, activists and campaigners based in The Gambia to participate in a forthcoming advocacy training surgery on implementing freedom of expression […]

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Questions and Answers: The Kilwa Massacre and the Landmark Decision of the African Commission of Human and Peoples Rights

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has issued a landmark decision that found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country. Amongst other collective reparations, it granted landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims […]

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African Commission: Landmark $2.5 Million Award to DR Congo Massacre Victims; Anvil Mining rebuked for its role in Kilwa killings; New criminal investigation ordered

 (Banjul, The Gambia, 4 August, 2017) – The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country, and granted landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims and their […]

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Combating FGM, harmful practices against girls in Gambia: IHRDA, SHG train Prosecutors, Child Welfare Officers

IHRDA and partner Safe Hands for Girls (SHG) on 18-19 July 2017 organized a training workshop for Gambian Prosecutors and Child Welfare Officers, on legal provisions against FGM and other harmful practices affecting girls. The training was defined in a context whereby FGM and harmful practices such as child marriage, rape and deprivation of girls […]

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IHRDA Launches Mali Profile on Online Database for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

25 July 2017 IHRDA has launched Mali’s profile on its online Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) database, today 25 July 2017, available at http://sgbv.ihrda.org/country/mali/. The primary aim of this database is to complement efforts of domestic, regional and international actors and stakeholders in curbing SGBV by easing access to relevant legal resources. Presiding at today’s event was […]

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