Type: Books

Information on various human rights issues.
  • A Census of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Two South African Communities
    • This project focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.
  • A Census of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Two Zimbabwean Districts
    • This project focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.
  • A Census of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Two Villages in Botswana
    • In collaboration with several partner organizations, the project currently focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.
  • A Description Selected Interventions for the Care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe
    • As part of a funded project to develop and implement an intervention project focusing on orphans and vulnerable children, this research monograph documents the author's observations of existing interventions in three Southern African countries. It includes a SWOT analysis of the sites visited and an assessment of the outcomes of such interventions.
  • A Qualitative Assessment of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Two Zimbabwean Districts
    • In collaboration with several partner organizations, the project currently focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.
  • A Situational Analysis of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Four Districts of South Africa
    • In collaboration with several partner organizations, the project currently focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.
  • Advertising in the News: Paid-For Content and the South African Print Media
    • The rise of commercialism poses many challenges to the integrity of the South African media in the post-1994 era. To maintain profitability, many publications have developed a range of strategies to attract advertising, in particular, developing the content that advertisers most desire – content that creates what Herman and Chomsky called a ‘buying mood’ for their products.
  • Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Books
    • Here you can download APC books about a wide range of communicaiton rights issues.
  • CEDAW Made Easy: Question and Answer Booklet
    • This booklet is designed to provide you with a snapshot view of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). It aims to raise awareness of the rights to which women are entitled under CEDAW so that you can use the Convention to bring about concrete improvements in the lives of women.
  • Civilians Under Fire: Humanitarian Practices in the Congo, 1998-2000
    • Civilians Under Fire sheds light on the important ethical, medical, and practical considerations with which doctors and nurses struggled when making decisions about providing assistance to victims of rape, a group often overlooked by humanitarian organizations. Produced by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
  • Grassroots Comics: A Development Communication Tool
    • The book gives an in-depth orientation to grassroots comics as a tool for advocacy and education. Includes a comprehensive manual as an appendix.
  • Human Rights in African Prisons
    • The book discusses the reform processes underway in prisons across African nations, and makes recommendations for strengthening and building on them.
  • Sex Work and Women's Movements
    • This paper discusses issues in the relationship between sex workers’ and women’s movements. The paper discusses the history of the movements, and where and how they intersected, or not. It goes on to discuss the contemporary context, including the status of alliances and dialogue between women’s movements and sex workers’ movements, the ways that HIV/AIDS have structured this relationship, and the question of agency.
  • The African Child Speaks "Finding our Rights in the Time of HIV" - The Story of Rudo and Themba: Comic book
    • This comic book has been developed as part of a broader project to ensure that child rights are recognised and upheld within communities. In particular, it aims to enhance children’s confidence and understanding of their rights and responsibilities within their own cultural context and social norms.
  • The Human Rights Education Handbook: Effective Practices for Learning, Action, and Change
    • This manual is intended to help people who care about human rights to become effective educators, able to share both their passion and their knowledge. To further human rights education in all its many forms, The it lays out the basics of human rights: why, for whom, what, where, who, and how.
  • Violence Prevention: The Evidence
    • This book stresses the importance of strong relationships from early life in order to prevent violence later in life. It also addresses important contributing factors to domestic violence such as alcohol abuse, the availability of weapons, and gender inequality.
  • Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control you Destiny
    • In this financial climate, we can all use some advice on getting and keeping our money straight. This is a 200+ page book on money management by Suze Orman
  • Women in Sync: Toolkit for Electronic Networking
    • Women in Sync is a collection of stories about the experiences of women and their organizations who have become a part of the APC WNSP network. It is designed to be a toolkit for women's electronic networking. All the articles in Women in Sync were written from the perspective of women who pioneered in e-mail communications in the days before the internet boom. The articles also tell the stories of women who persevered in utilising computer networking that built connections among women across continents for women's empowerment.