Tag: Human Rights

  • DRC: A Step Toward Justice Congolese Pastor Arrested for Forced Marriage

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country where the echoes of human rights advocacy are increasingly resonating against the dense backdrop of social issues, a significant legal development has occurred. On January 22, 2024, an event unfolded that may mark a turning point in the country’s commitment to protecting its citizens’ rights. The Congolese

  • KENYA: Anti-trafficking NGO donated three-storey building

    The Counter Human Trafficking Trust – East Africa (CHTEA) has been donated a three-storey building after Judie Kaberia, former Gender Lead of JHR’s Canada World Program in Kenya and now ED of Association of Media Women In Kenya (AMWIK), wrote about the organization’s severely under-resourced efforts to provide refuge to 120 Ugandan women who were

  • KENYA: School for teen mothers gets support

    Greenland Girls’ staff and students pose with visitors at the school – Photo courtesy GGS’s Facebook page A school for teen mothers in Kenya’s Kajiado County, Greenland Girls School, has received a boost in publicity and numerous pledges of support after journalist and JHR trainee Moraa Obiria interviewed its founder and CEO Purity Gikunda. Obiria

  • JHR Mali celebrates quality human rights journalism at inaugural awards

    On June 26, 2021, JHR Mali, in partnership with la Maison de la Presse, l’Union des Radios et Télévisions Libres du Mali, and l’École Supérieure de Journalisme et des Sciences de la Communication de Bamako, held the first edition of the Human Rights Journalism Awards in Bamako, celebrating the work of two professional journalists and

  • TUNISIA: JHR trainee highlights the deteriorating state of public healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic

    On June 15, 2021, Kashfmedia published an article by JHR trainee Kawthar Alcheibi, in which she highlighted the dire condition of the public hospitals in the governate of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. After her article was published, a government minister visited the hospital to take note of the grievances of the doctor interviewed for the story.

  • MALI: Three JHR-supported stories rank among the most viewed articles on popular Mali blog

    Three JHR-supported articles have ranked among the six most-read articles on popular blog Benbere within only two days of their publication. Produced as part of the JHR’s Global Affairs Canada-funded project Mobilizing Media to Fight COVID-19 (MMFC), the articles quickly grabbed the attention of readers of Benbere, the digital platform of Mali Bloggers Association that

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