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Category Archives: human rights

Global Hunger Index: Africa Report – PDF – 2016

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PDF – 2016 –The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) has collaborated with the International Food Policy Research Institute  (IFPRI), Regional Strategic Analysis Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS), Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe in launching the Global Hunger Index (GHI): Africa Report. This report illustrates a multidimensional measure of global hunger which IFPRI has tracked for the past 11 years. Tracking the state of hunger across Africa […]


Supporting Transformative Change in Africa: Wallace Global Fund

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Member Spotlight* This week’s member spotlight focus is on the Wallace Global Fund (WGF). The mission of WGF is to fight injustice and protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends.The Fund supports organizations creating transformative change to promote democracy, human rights, public health and a sustainable planet.    WGF […]


Faith and LGBTI Communities in Africa

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The Other Foundation based in South Africa has been producing a series of reports that deepen our understanding of LBGTI issues across Africa.  As they point out, there is little research in this area, so their reports are making an important and needed contribution to the field. For those looking to deepen their understanding of the […]


Death & Dying in the Eastern Cape: An Investigation into the Collapse of a Health System – PDF

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PDF – 2015 – This special report of the TAC/Section27 NSP Review has been researched and written because throughout 2012 and 2013 awareness of the scale of the health system crisis in the Eastern Cape and its adverse impact on patients and health providers. This is not a report of statistics and numbers, but of […]


Access to Emergency Medical Services in the Eastern Cape Hearing Report – PDF

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The South African Human Rights Commission (“SAHRC” or “Commission”) is specifically mandated to promote the protection, development and attainment of human rights, as well as to monitor and assess the observance of human rights in South Africa.

In 2007 the Commission hosted a Public Hearing on Access to Health Care Services, which partly examined emergency transport and transportation costs. The Commission found that there appeared to be insufficient provision of emergency care, which impacted especially harshly on rural patients, and further noted that the cost of transport was a major prohibitive factor in accessing their health entitlements.

Drawing from a number of written and oral submissions made by community representatives this report aims to provide insight into the complex and inter-related challenges in the delivery of and access to emergency medical services and healthcare in general in the Eastern Cape. The report also highlights the fact that poverty remains an inherent barrier to accessing basic services, and that measures aimed at addressing the current difficulties cannot be taken by the Department of Health alone, but requires committed and in-depth cooperation and collaboration at both an inter-sectoral (i.e between departments) and inter-sphere level of government, with further partnership needed with both civil society and communities in order to create sustainable solutions and achieve equitable service delivery on the ground.


Journey to Equality: 10 Years of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa – PDF

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PDF – 2013 – In February 2006, when a 13 year-old Zambian school girl was raped by her teacher, the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Protocol) was one of the tools that facilitated justice. This 2013 publication commemorates the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol on the Rights of Women […]


Rural Women Cultivating Change – Video

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Video – 2011 – New Field Foundation’s funding is contributing to significant change. As rural organizations connect and gain momentum, their leaders are influencing changes in attitudes and policies. Their members are removing barriers and improving the quality of life as they overcome poverty, violence and injustice. Due to New Field Foundation funding, and the efforts […]


Changes In Asset Management: The Impact of Funding Women’s Community Organizations in Senegal – PDF

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PDF – 2015 – In 2013, the New Field Foundation conducted a participatory study to examine the changes that occurred for women’s community organizations receiving community grants. This showed increased food security, improved livelihoods, increased status of women, and greater access to health care and education for rural women and their families. It also showed that, because […]


September 2015 AGAG Newsletter

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The September 2015 AGAG Newsletter highlights how philanthropy is responding in support of the range of rights issues facing communities in Africa from disability rights, to women’s rights to land rights.  Learn about the ground-breaking legal case that championed human rights and identity politics in East Africa. Read the report on the impact of Ebola […]