THE 2021 SOUTHERN DEFENDERS’ AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Southern African Human Rights Network (Southern Defenders) calls for the nomination for the 2021 Southern Defenders Awards for outstanding Human Rights Defenders. The annual Southern Defenders Award was established in 2018 to celebrate the courage and resilience of HRDs who have made...

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Pride: More than just a rainbow

It has been 52 years since two brave transgender womxn, one of African descent and another of Latin American descent, set forth a movement that would to this day be celebrated worldwide as Pride. The Stonewall riots of 1969 set the tone for what would be a lasting movement, a scream, a stance...

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Southern Africa: Governments must urgently ramp up Covid-19 vaccination efforts to avoid third wave catastrophe

With a number of countries across Southern Africa experiencing a deadly third wave of Covid-19 infections, Amnesty International and 27 other Non-Governmental Organizations are calling on regional leaders, businesses, foreign governments, and donors, to ramp up efforts and increase resources to...

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Africa Day: The time is now to propel human rights through arts, culture, and heritage.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum), the Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) and Magamba Network join the continent in celebrating Africa Day. This day is dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was established on 25...

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Call for Applications: 2021 SAHRDN Communications Fellowship

The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) seeks applications from womxn for its 2021 Communications Fellowship. The Communications Fellow will work with primarily the SAHRDN’s Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor and the SAHRDN Secretariat to manage SAHRDN’s public communications...

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The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network and Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition condemn the imprisonment of pro-democracy youth activist Makomborero Haruziviishe and call on the authorities in Zimbabwe to respect the right to protest

The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (Southern Defenders) and the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiCZ) condemn the abuse of the legal system to silence dissent and suffocate the civic space in Zimbabwe following the imprisonment of frontline democracy activist Makomborero...

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The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network, Mosaiko, and the Angolan Protection Desk condemn the killing of protesters and the continuous unlawful detention of GodinhoCristóvão, Joana Janja and Ermenengildo Teotonioi in Angola.

The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN or the Defenders Network), Mosaiko and the Angolan Protection Desk condemns the killing of at least 10 protesters[1] and the arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights defenders in the mining town of Cafunfo, Cuango Municipality, Lunda...

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The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) condemns the ongoing Abuse of Human Rights Violations and disregard for the Rule of Law against the Marievale Community

The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) is deeply concerned about ongoing harassment and insecurity of the residents of Happiness Village informal settlement, when soldiers from the Marievale military base assaulted residents at their homes, leaving many injured and fearing for...

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2020 Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Summit “Building Back Better: Expanding the Civic Space and Enhancing Resilience of Human Rights Defenders During and Post COVID-19 – A Special Focus on Womxn and Traditionally Marginalized Groups”

Concept Note 2020 Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Summit “Building Back Better: Expanding the Civic Space and Enhancing Resilience of Human Rights Defenders During and Post COVID-19: – A Special Focus on Womxn and Traditionally Marginalized Groups” Please Follow Zoom Link to register:...

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