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Centre for Human Rights:
Research and advocacy related to COVID-19

The Centre, through its Units, is undertaking a number of research and advocacy projects that deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on human rights in Africa. 

#AgeWithRights

#AgeWithRights

Experiences of ageing are not uniform. They are gendered. Not only do women tend to outlive their male counterparts, but they are also taken for granted in their traditional caretaking and support roles.  

The #AgeWithRights campaign works at accelerating state ratification of the Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons. It brings together community activists, researchers, scholars, governments, and other stakeholders to develop initiatives to advance the rights of older persons.

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COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor

COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor

With the endorsements of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Mr Dainius Pūras, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Ms Catalina Devandas Aguilar, a coalition of six disability rights organisations launched an international monitoring initiative entitled COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor to conduct rapid independent monitoring of state measures concerning persons with disabilities. 

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Womens Rights Unit

Action Group on GBV

The Women’s Rights Unit continues to work within the CSO Action Group on GBV to call for the prioritization and implementation of a comprehensive response to GBV during the COVID-19 lockdown. This allowed for the registration of organisation that work directly with survivors of GBV to be recognised as essential services.

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Democracy and Civic Engagement Unit

Socio Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Democracy and Civic Engagement Unit aims to undertake two studies within the South African context, one regarding the Alexandra township and socio-economic impact of COVID-19, and another on the broader political implications of the pandemic. 

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SOGIESC -  Research

Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTIQ Commnunity

The SOGIESC Unit is concerned with the impact COVID-19 will have on LGBTIQ+ communities. The SOGIESC Unit will highlight potential human rights violations issues affecting LGBTIQ+ persons during the COVID-19 outbreak and its aftermath and in order to make recommendations to relevant organisations and governments to avoid or mitigate these.

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covid19

Centre for Human Rights:
Research and advocacy related to COVID-19

The Centre, through its Units, is undertaking a number of research and advocacy projects that deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on human rights in Africa. 

#AgeWithRights

#AgeWithRights

Experiences of ageing are not uniform. They are gendered. Not only do women tend to outlive their male counterparts, but they are also taken for granted in their traditional caretaking and support roles.  

The #AgeWithRights campaign works at accelerating state ratification of the Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons. It brings together community activists, researchers, scholars, governments, and other stakeholders to develop initiatives to advance the rights of older persons.

Read more

COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor

COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor

With the endorsements of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Mr Dainius Pūras, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Ms Catalina Devandas Aguilar, a coalition of six disability rights organisations launched an international monitoring initiative entitled COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor to conduct rapid independent monitoring of state measures concerning persons with disabilities. 

Read more


Womens Rights Unit

Action Group on GBV

The Women’s Rights Unit continues to work within the CSO Action Group on GBV to call for the prioritization and implementation of a comprehensive response to GBV during the COVID-19 lockdown. This allowed for the registration of organisation that work directly with survivors of GBV to be recognised as essential services.

Read more

Democracy and Civic Engagement Unit

Socio Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Democracy and Civic Engagement Unit aims to undertake two studies within the South African context, one regarding the Alexandra township and socio-economic impact of COVID-19, and another on the broader political implications of the pandemic. 

Read More

 
SOGIESC -  Research

Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTIQ Commnunity

The SOGIESC Unit is concerned with the impact COVID-19 will have on LGBTIQ+ communities. The SOGIESC Unit will highlight potential human rights violations issues affecting LGBTIQ+ persons during the COVID-19 outbreak and its aftermath and in order to make recommendations to relevant organisations and governments to avoid or mitigate these.

Read more