The Human Impact

Man’s world: poll highlights best and worst G20 countries for women

June 13, 2012

When heads of state from the Group of 20 most industrialised nations gather for their annual summit in Mexico next week, there’ll be four women in the family photograph.

VIDEO BLOG – “Call me Kuchu”: the lives of LGBTI activists in Uganda

June 13, 2012
SHEFFIELD, (TrustLaw) – Portraing them not as victims but as fighters. “Call Me Kuchu” is a documentary about the combativeness and positiveness of the lgbti community in uganda, and the progress they’re making in a country where being gay is illegal and an anti-homosexuality bill that could sentence hundreds to death is sitting in parliament for the second time, awaiting approval. Directors Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright followed David Kato- who lost his life to the cause- and a group of Ugandan Lgbti activists from the chaotic streets of Kampala to court rooms and drag queen parties, to let the people on the frontline of this struggle speak.” http://www.vimeo.com/43987683

Uganda school children put chill on teacher truancy

June 13, 2012

A new hard-hitting advocacy video highlights the success of a project at a Uganda primary school where students monitored the attendance rates of their instructors to try and reduce teacher absenteeism.

SMS could speed repair of faulty hand pumps in Africa

June 13, 2012

Hand pumps are a lifeline providing drinking water for many communities in remote, rural parts of Africa, but it is thought that around one third are broken at any given time, putting the health of many at risk.

Are Colombians willing to give ex-fighters a second chance?

June 7, 2012

Over the past decade, a stepped-up government military offensive against Colombia’s two main rebel groups – the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) – has prompted growing numbers of guerrilla fighters to desert and lay down their arms.

Video makes plea for alleged LRA sex, gender victims in CAR

June 1, 2012

A short documentary about the alleged atrocities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) shifts the spotlight from Uganda, where the notorious rebel group originated in 2005, onto the plight of women living in remote regions of Central African Republic (CAR).

A cash injection will aid India’s ailing health system

May 29, 2012

“No, thanks,” is the response most middle-class Indians give as they scoff at the idea of visiting a public hospital for medical treatment. And rightly so.

Indigenous women lead land rights struggle in Ecuadorean Amazon

May 26, 2012

When Argentinian oil company CGC began seismic testing on their ancestral land – in one of the most remote and pristine areas of the Ecuadorean Amazon – it was the women of the Sarayaku community who decided to take a stand against Big Oil.

Zimbabwe’s women activists face filthy prisons, insults

May 24, 2012

By Katie Nguyen and Maria Caspani

LONDON (TrustLaw) – For someone who has been arrested 43 times while protesting for social justice in Zimbabwe, the prospect of elections in her homeland evokes a special kind of fear in campaigner Jenni Williams.

End of war doesn’t spell peace for women in West Africa

May 22, 2012

The photo shows a woman sprawled in the dirt, grimacing in pain. A man is lunging towards her.  The image needs no caption – the man has obviously beaten the woman up and hurled her to the ground. His demeanour suggests her ordeal is not over.