South African police on patrol in Hout Bay, Cape Town, following requests for more intervention by locals.
Increasing police patrols won't solve South Africa's high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
Barbed wire surrounds the the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
California inmates take a break from their ‘jobs’ fighting fires to play some chess.
Prisoners in 17 states are striking to call attention to harsh conditions and low pay for their labor, something that may run afoul of the 13th Amendment and other legal commitments.
South African Police shot and killed striking mineworkers in Marikana, in 2012.
Some prosecutions followed soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa promised accountability for the Marikana massacre.
The appointment of South Africa’s national prosecutions head Shaun Abrahams has been declared invalid.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.
South African women march against high levels of gender based violence in the country.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
A member of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party with a copy of the Constitution.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
Barack Obama delivering the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg.
Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
Sign displaying the #metoo and #timesup message at the Women’s March in San Francisco in January, 2018.
Social media is a great tool for activists campaigning for social justice. But if it is not used with caution it can end up working against them.
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The broader nature of today's pro-choice movements show that a specific injustice can be a vehicle for highlighting wider social inequalities.
The commitment of vegan businesses to animal welfare is laudable, but are they being sheep in their labour practices by doing things the old way? Researchers are asking questions about their labour standards and commitment to social justice.
While the commitment of vegan businesses to animal well-being is laudable, is that where their ethical commitments stop? Are they reproducing bare-minimum labour standards, or aiming higher?
Children wait at a private charity after being released by Customs and Border Protection.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
United's CEO called the Trump policy 'in deep conflict' with his company's values, the latest example of a corporate leader speaking out on a political issue, something almost unheard of a few decades ago.
Homosexuality is criminalised in Morocco, and LGBTI people struggle to imagine a life of visibility and freedom.
Morocco's law combines with a strongly conservative society to create a real sense of danger among LGBTIQ people.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa opposes capital punishment.
Survey shows Zimbabwean policy makers need not fear a public backlash if they choose to abolition of the death penalty.
Celtic’s goal should be shared by others.
Celtic Women v Aberdeen
The Scottish club's move to support women's struggles with menstruation and sport is the first of its kind.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro walk with a sign reading ‘Marielle lives’.
Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.
Does this man understand how his company can be a responsible member of society?
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
A memorial to the victims of the 1994 Rwanda genocide in Kigali.
The genocide memory in Rwanda is diverse and dynamic.
© Kiran Grewal
More and more radical scholars and activists in the West are rejecting human rights. Is this right?
South African liberation struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died at the age of 81.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's political power stemmed from the visceral connection that she was able to make between the lives of the oppressed black people, and her own.