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Women for Expo – Eva Luswata: “Land in Uganda: source of life, source of disputes”

According to Eva Luswata, a High Court Judge in Uganda, conflicts over land make up the largest number of disputes both a at domestic and national level.

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The humanism of Ali Mazrui: His journey to the vision of openness

Mazrui’s humanism was based on the dignity of all human beings regardless of race, religion, region or gender. It was a humanism linked to the quest for reparative justice, peace, self-determination, the rights of women, secularism and prosperity for all.

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Wives not cows: Uganda dowry fuels domestic violence

When Ugandan farmer’s daughter Rose Akurut became engaged to a man from a village far from her own, her parents could not be more thrilled. But the dowry she would bring — cows, goats and cash — soured the marriage and brought dark clouds over the partnership, a story repeated by many others in Uganda.

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Marikana widows shed tears in Women’s Month

South Africa – This women’s month marks two years since the Marikana massacre. The widows of the workers killed by the South African Police Service in 2012 have since received their deceased husband’s provident fund dues, but still wait for justice whilst the media and public attention has long since transferred from their plight to the Farlam Commission.

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Meriam Ibrahim arrives in Rome

Karthoum – The Sudanese Christian woman who escaped death penalty for apostasy, Meriam Ibrahim, safely arrived in Rome accompanied by her family and Italy’s deputy minister for foreign affairs, Lapo Pistelli, who undertook a secret visit where he negotiated her departure with Sudanese government.

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Op-Ed: Empowering DRC’s sexual violence survivors by enforcing reparations

Boston – Senior programme officer with Physicians for Human Rights, Sucharita S.K. Varanasi, describes the various obstacles faced by sexual violence survivors seeking justice and compensation in the DRC.

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