When asked whether corruption is a problem for women, I immediately think about the women in a local hospital who were being charged US$ 5 every time they screamed while giving birth. The impact of corruption on women is under-researched and hard to document because it is not easy for women to come forward and […]
What stops women reporting corruption?
Dancing and acting against corruption in the streets of Harare
Why a flashmob? The operating context for TI-Zimbabwe is one mired with suspicion and prejudices against civil society by government organs. It still remains very difficult to conduct protests against any social ills like the rising levels of systemic corruption. Creativity continues to be TI-Z’s best advocacy strategy hence it piloted the use of flash-mobs […]
Rural Rwandan communities fight corruption
In the light of the recent and considerable improvement of Rwanda’s perceived level of corruption as being one of the least corrupt countries in Africa, it is interesting to see how our National Chapter in the country is contributing to this positive change. This article presents a grassroots approach which focuses on empowering citizens and […]
Mobile ALACs in Africa: Giving citizens from rural areas a voice
Laura Granado, Programme Coordinator in the Middle East and Africa Department, writes on the work of mobile Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) in Africa, bringing free legal advice to rural populations. One of the main objectives of Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) is to empower the victims and witnesses of acts of corruption […]
Providing legal advice to citizens in Senegal
Laura Granado, from the Africa & Middle East team in the Secretariat writes about her experiences in Senegal, where she and Servaas Feiertag travelled as part of the Advocacy and Legal Centre programme in francophone Africa. For more information on the programme please write to Laura email@example.com or Servaas firstname.lastname@example.org. More than 68,000 citizens have […]
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