The Far North Region of Cameroon Facing a Humanitarian Disaster

As Nigeria continues to fight the islamic extremist group Boko Haram, a humanitarian crisis is looming in the Far North region of Cameroon. In the far north, Cameroon shares one of its longest borders with Nigeria, which has now become very insecure because of frequent transboundary attacks by Boko Haram militants.Since the beginning of this…

Civil Society Space and The United Nations Human Rights System

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has recently published a guide of practical recommendations on how to create and maintain space for a free and independent civil society. The civil society plays an important role to influence positive change in communities, but this role can only be effective if certain conditions are met.…

Malawi says No to Child Marriage

Child marriage is a human rights violation. Until recently, Malawi was labelled as one of the world’s countries with the highest child marriage rate. The UN Population Fund reports that Malawi has the seventh highest rate of child marriage in the world with half of all girls married before their eighteenth birthday, and nearly one…