Status of Disability Rights in Southern Africa
Jun 05th, 2012

Status of Disability Rights in Southern Africa

It often feels as if advocates for different groups are trying to out-do each other in order to claim that their group is the most marginalised. But new research on disability rights in southern Africa should end the argument once and for all – the...

Open Learning - Access to socio-economic rights for non-nationals in SADC
May 06th, 2012

Access to socio-economic rights for non-nationals in SADC

While many countries in Africa are contemplating ways in which to extend access to social protection for their citizens, the enjoyment of socio-economic rights by non-nationals receives scarce commentary. Despite the existence of international,...

SADC PF Benchmarks for Democratic Legislatures in southern Africa
Mar 08th, 2012

Benchmarks for Democratic Legislatures

The re-introduction of multi-party politics in the early 1990s in Africa led to a renewed interest in institutions of democracy. This auspicious wave of pluralism has not, however, produced effective and efficient Parliaments to underpin the...

Openspace on International Criminal Justice
Mar 02nd, 2012

International Criminal Justice

The current Openspace on International Criminal Justice has a wealth of information, analysis and comment about this critical and increasingly controversial concept. And there is something for everyone – from a succinct Beginner's Guide to a sweeping...

Nov 23rd, 2011

Pre-trial detention in Malawi

On Thursday 21st July 2011, an unprecedented study was launched in Lilongwe entitled – Pre-trial detention in Malawi: Understanding caseflow...

Open Debate: Struggles for Gender Equality
Nov 23rd, 2011

Struggles for Gender Equality - Reflections on the place of men and men's organisations

The increasing focus on men and men’s organisations within development is seen by some as a new fad, the latest silver bullet to achieving gender equality, and a threat to women’s organisation and women’s movements. In this view, donor attention to men’s...

Aug 12th, 2011

Zimbabwean sign language dictionary

Zimbabwe finally has its first comprehensive Sign Language dictionary. Authoritative and up-to-date, the dictionary will prove to be the standard reference book for years to come. It will be an indispensable guide not only for deaf people but also for their relatives,...

Jun 28th, 2011

OSISA's policy papers

Open Policy is a series of papers detailing OSISA's analysis of critical issues and events, and recommendations to governments and other decision makers. OSISA will produce a regular series of Open Policy papers covering issues of human rights, governance and democracy...

Tearing us apart: Inequalities in southern Africa
Jun 28th, 2011

Tearing us Apart: Inequalities in Southern Africa

“Watch it. You can kiss reconciliation and forgiveness goodbye, unless the gap between the rich and the poor -- the haves and the have-nots -- is narrowed, and narrowed quickly and dramatically” - Archbishop Desmond Tutu...
Jun 26th, 2011

Zimbabwe at the Crossroads

This special edition of Openspace contains a wealth of information, analysis and comment about Zimbabwe’s piecemeal and painfully slow transition process - including articles on the security sector, debt, sanctions, media reforms, constitutionalism,...

Jun 25th, 2011

Rethinking approaches, reconsidering strategies

BUWA! is intended to respond to the need for a regular and open space within which African women may tell their stories and document their lives. The African Union has declared 2010–2020 the African Women’s Decade, and BUWA! will provide Africa’s women with a means of...

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