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Malawi Business and Human Rights

Southern Africa: “Cross-border is our livelihood. It is our job.” Decent work as a human right for women informal cross-border traders in Southern Africa

Informal Cross border trade (ICBT), valued at USD 17.6 billion in 2018 and constituting 30-40% of total trade in Southern Africa, is predominantly led by women. However, these women face challenges hindering their empowerment, inclusion, and right to decent work. The report “Cross-border is our...
Malawi Business and Human Rights

Southern Africa: “Cross-border is our livelihood. It is our job.” Decent work as a human right for women informal cross-border traders in Southern Africa: Executive Summary

Informal Cross border trade (ICBT), valued at USD 17.6 billion in 2018 and constituting 30-40% of total trade in Southern Africa, is predominantly led by women. However, these women face challenges hindering their empowerment, inclusion, and right to decent work. The report “Cross-border is our...
Africa Business and Human Rights

Celebrating the human rights wins of 2023

Although human rights are being gravely undermined in numerous countries across the world, Amnesty International’s supporters and activists have shown that change is always possible… Changing legislation July: Ghana’s Parliament voted to remove the death penalty from the 1960 Criminal and Other...
Iran Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Iran: Security forces used rape and other sexual violence to crush “Woman Life Freedom” uprising with impunity 

Security forces in Iran used rape and other forms of sexual violence, amounting to torture and other ill-treatment, to intimidate and punish peaceful protesters during the 2022 “Woman Life Freedom” uprising, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.   The 120-page report, “They...
Africa Domestic Violence

Burundi: Amend gender-based violence law

Burundi’s 2016 law against gender-based violence was a milestone achievement, bringing improved protection, including through a consent-based definition of rape and prohibiting harmful traditional practices. However, it falls short of regional and international best practice, and in some instances...