Posts Tagged ‘human rights’
Interview: Adjoa Anyimadu, Somalia researcher, Chatham House“Scepticism understandable”
Interview: Benedicte Goderiaux, Somalia researcher, Amnesty International“Foreign armies and proxy militias in Somalia must be held accountable”
Interview: Ali Rooble, protester“London conference on Somalia aims to conquer the country”
Ambience: Protest at London conference“Hands off Somalia!”
Promoting the interests of Commonwealth countries was the primary focus of Commonwealth chief Kamalesh Sharma‘s meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday night, ahead of next week’s G20 finance ministers meeting.
Interview: Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary General, Commonwealth
Sharma represents 54 countries across the world, including a number from Africa. The Commonwealth recently observed elections in Zambia and has a team in place for this weekend’s elections in Cameroon. However, there are some criticisms over the Commonwealth’s approach to holding countries accountable for their human rights record.
Sixteen days of activism highlighting violence against women ends on 10 December. The campaign, financed by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership, is trying to create a symbolic link between violence against women and human rights. At a recent conference in Paris the focus was on women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Radio Report: Violence against women in the DRC
(presenter: Marjorie Hache)