Access to justice not only ensures citizens can fully participate in their society—it’s also a key pillar of equitable development.
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In Cape Town’s informal settlements, people face the threat of assault, rape, and murder simply because they don’t have access to a secure toilet near their home.
The global policing organization is a crucial instrument in the fight against crime—and sometimes, a way for corrupt officials to hunt down their critics.
As rising temperatures throw parts of the continent into chaos, an initiative aims to build resilience to the deadly conflicts catalyzed by a shifting climate.
This fall, the first Civil Society Leadership Awards scholars enrolled at universities around the U.S. with one goal: to bring new skills and ideas back to their home countries.
In a ruling that could have implications throughout Africa, Namibia’s highest court ruled that public hospitals violated the rights of five women by sterilizing them without their informed consent.
For Ugandan lawmakers, it seems the best cure for a public health problem is a draconian prison sentence.
In a judgment that could have ramifications throughout the continent, an African international court has ruled that journalists should be protected from imprisonment for criminal defamation.
The lack of drugs to cure or prevent Ebola shows that the private drug development is not meeting public health needs. Luckily, a new public model is emerging.
In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.
Senegalese youth learn to express and sustain demands for change through a project that emphasizes rap and hip-hop culture.