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Reducing poverty, inequality and vulnerability

China has developed and implemented policies and programmes to encourage highly skilled and/or educated workers to return to China. China’s policies are not recent – the country has had open policies encouraging in-...

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The African Union: Concepts and implementation mechanisms relating to human rights

This paper focuses on the evolution of human rights within the African Union(AU), starting from the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in1963. The paper therefore takes as its basic premise the...

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Keeping the Faith in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sexual and reproductive health matters are contentious. They arouse strong feelings and provoke disagreements wherever they are discussed. Despite the differences, what unites people of faith are common positions on...

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Traditionally, ceremonies surrounding FGM/C in Guinea were considered to be joyful gatherings— for families, if not for the girls being cut. In the shadow of Ebola, these ceremonies were halted or conducted in private...

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Major African legal instruments

The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (hereinafter the African Charter or Charter), at the very core of the African human rights system, has reached full ratification status. With the deposit of Eritrea’s...

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