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Briefing Paper: Doxing, Digital Abuse, and the Law

February 27, 2024

This brief provides preliminary research findings on the legal frameworks in nine focus jurisdictions designed to protect peo...

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Briefing Paper: Deepfake Image-Based Sexual Abuse, Tech Facilitated Sexual Exploitation and the Law 

January 17, 2024

Deepfake image-based sexual abuse represents a growing and alarming form of tech-facilitated sexual exploitation and abuse t...

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ENDING CHILD MARRIAGES IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA: A MULTISECTORAL APPROACH

December 20, 2023

The underpinning principle of a multisectoral approach is an intentional, coordinated collaboration between relevant partners...

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Maputo Protocol – A Memoir

November 28, 2023

In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights ...

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The Solidarity Statement on Ending Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa

November 2, 2023

While recognising the  importance of domesticating the SADC Model Law in Southern Africa, 34 civil society organizations...

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Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee over the USA’s Failure to Uphold the Rights of Women and Girls in all their Diversity

October 19, 2023

The United States of America is violating its international legal obligations by failing to uphold the human rights of women ...

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Ending Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa: Challenges in Implementing Domestic Laws and the SADC Model Law on Child Marriage

August 22, 2023

The Eastern and Southern African region has some of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with an estimated 31% o...

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2023 Update: Progress on Ending Sexism in Nationality Laws since July 2022

July 14, 2023

Our 2016 report on discriminatory nationality laws, which was sent to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights...

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What will the impact of the metaverse be on human vulnerability?

July 12, 2023

There is much hype around the development of the metaverse, a new digital space which has the potential to be so real and imm...

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Twenty Years of the Maputo Protocol: Where Are We Now?

July 4, 2023

On July 11 2003, African heads of state and government representatives gathered in Maputo, Mozambique, to adopt one of the mo...

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Sexual Violence and Disability in Kyrgyzstan: Law, Policy, Practice and Access to Justice

May 28, 2023

Globally, an estimated 736 million women have been subjected to physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, non-partner...

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Ending Child Marriage in Southern Africa: Gaps and Opportunities in the Legislative Frameworks

May 8, 2023

International human rights instruments such as the Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC), the African Charter on the Rig...