Daily Archives: October 19, 2018


Accessibility And Inclusivity: The 2030 Sustainable Development Goal

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 15% of the world’s population has some form of disability. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) points out that accessibility problems are not only human rights issue but are also a development issue. The potential of a society will be limited […]


Push For Gender Parity In Ethiopia’s New Cabinet

On Tuesday October 16th, Abiy Ahmed, the reformist Prime Minister who rose to the post following the unexpected resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, announced a new cabinet comprised of fifty percent women, according to the Washington Post. The announcement came at a meeting of the House of People’s Representatives- the Ethiopian […]


Eritrea Becomes Member Of UN Human Rights Council

Despite a much condemned human rights record, Eritrea has become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council by a vote of the General Assembly on Friday. The same vote also granted membership to Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, the Philippines and Somalia, countries which have all also drawn condemnation for […]