Women Facing Water Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A wettest land in Africa, lacks water to its inhabitants.

Water Crisis – is one of the hugest problems in most countries of Africa, and the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] is not an exception.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is known as one of the wettest lands in Africa. Thanks to its location on the equator, the DRC has an average of 67 inches of rainfall annually [http://thewaterproject.org/water-in-crisis-congo].  To add to that, DRC possesses over half of water reserves of the continent and large drainage basins of water which cover almost the entire country. However, more than half of the Congolese population suffers from water shortages in both rural and urban areas.

Early Marriage: a vice that infringes on the rights of Girls in Cameroon

Cameroon joined the rest of the International Community on the 11th of October 2014 to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. On this day, various International Organizations like UNICEF and National bodies like Plan Cameroon, and the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family were vocal in denouncing discriminatory practices which enhance and promote violence against the girl child. One of these practices was early marriage which has many negative effects on the girl.

Girls Trafficking: Massive Problem in Nepal

Right to mobility is one of the fundamental rights of people. Migration is a distinctive nature of freedom that human persons enjoy across the world [NHRC, NHRC- Nepal on the rights of Migrant Workers, National Human Rights Commission, Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur, 2012, Pg.1]. In recent years, migrating abroad in search of work has become common, and a popular trend for many Nepalese youth [NHRC, NHRC- Nepal on the rights of Migrant Workers, National Human Rights Commission, Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur, 2012, Pg.1]. Due to lack of employment opportunities and resources, most youth are attracted to foreign employment.

Laws Related to Sexual Abuses of Women

International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year, and is considered to be an important and memorable day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.