The decision of the Court of Appeal to uphold the discriminatory section of the Chieftainship Act so that first-born daughters cannot inherit chieftainship is a step backwards for gender equality in Lesotho.
Freedom House and a broad coalition of African and international NGOs urge President Barack Obama to give civil society a prominent role in the U.S. Africa Leaders’ Summit to be held August 5-6 in Washington, D.C.
Freedom House is proud to launch freedomhouse/mexico, a Spanish-language subsite that features news, publications, and updates related to Mexico as well as information on Freedom House programs based out of Mexico City.
The Memorial Anti-Discrimination Center announced April 9 its closure in St. Petersburg, in response to a court demand that it register as a “foreign agent.” Prosecutors claimed that the organization violated the law by sharing information about discrimination and abuse with an international body, in this case the United Nations Committee Against Torture, without officially registering as a “foreign agent.”
We are relieved that Autukhovich can return home after five years of baseless detention in President Alexander Lukashenka’s prisons, but it is deplorable that Autukhovich will be subject to 16 months of so-called ‘preventative police supervision.'