Posted inEqualityGeneralHealth

Unaccompanied migrant children: Why we need to close the legal gaps to protect them

No. of comments: 0

By Anjuli Maistry According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, almost half of the world’s forcibly displaced people are children. A number of factors lead to the migration of foreign children to South Africa. Some flee conflict and unrest, natural disaster or recruitment as child soldiers, while others leave their countries in the […]

Posted inEqualityGender violence

Asylum seekers and bridging the gap in mental health

No. of comments: 1

*Selam sits nervously in my office, lost in thought. In tears, she recalls her brushes with violence and terror since leaving Ethiopia in 2009. She has been diagnosed with a major depressive disorder, manifested by the continual abuse. She is one of many people being helped by Lawyers for Human Rights’ pilot project, funded by […]