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Le portail rinoceros d’informations sur les initiatives citoyennes pour la construction d’un autre monde a été intégré au nouveau site Ritimo pour une recherche simplifiée et élargie.

Ce site ( constitue une archive des articles publiés avant 2008 qui n'ont pas été transférés.

Le projet rinoceros n’a pas disparu, il continue de vivre pour valoriser les points de vue des acteurs associatifs dans le monde dans le site Ritimo.

Russel Tribunal on Palestine

Press statement: Russell Tribunal on Palestine to convene in Cape Town’s iconic District Six

Stephane Hessel and Alice Walker confirmed as members of the jury The Russell Tribunal on Palestine will convene in District Six, Cape Town, site of a brutal apartheid-era forced removal. The land has remained undeveloped on the edge of the city since it was declared “a white group area” and the homes of black residents were demolished in the 1970s. The Cape Town session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine – to be held on 5-6 November – will consider whether Israel’s treatment of the (...) read

date of on-line publication : 1 August 2011

South Africa: The army is called in

> IRIN Africa

The South African army has been called in to bolster police efforts to end the xenophobic clashes that have gripped the country’s richest province. According to a statement by President Thabo Mbeki’s office on 21 May, "[He] has approved a request from the South African Police Service [SAPS] for the involvement of the South African National Defence Force [SANDF] in stopping ongoing attacks on foreign nationals in Gauteng Province." Read (...) read

date of on-line publication : 22 May 2008


Crises across Africa: gays under government attack in Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda

An anti-gay riot occurred this August 21, after 18 young men appeared in an Islamic court in the sharia state of Bauchi to face charges of cross-dressing in women’s clothes. "Any male person who dresses in the fashion of a woman in a public place will be liable to a prison term of one year or 30 lashes," Muhamad Muhamad Bununu, head of the Hisbah - an Islamic vice squad that works with the police and patrols neighborhoods to enforce the strict observance of conservative Islamic morals and (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 September 2007

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Anatomy of a backlash : sexuality and the cultural war on human rights

> January 2005, 17 p. (pdf)

This paper highlights how the denial and violation of sexual rights and sexual freedom impacts on public health (particularly with regards to HIV/AIDS). The paper describes the nature of these attacks, stemming from a wide range of countries and existing under a number of banners (in defence of « culture », « values », or « religion ») and describes the efforts of groups to erase sexual rights from the international rights agenda. The author warns that an attack on sexual rights creeps into the (...) read

date of on-line publication : 7 March 2007


Women & Power In Central Asia (Part 1): The Struggle For Equal Rights

> RFE/RL, December 2005 (...)

In Central Asia, gender stereotypes and discriminatory legislation continue to hinder women’s ability to pursue careers in politics, business, and many other fields. Nonetheless, hope remains. In the first of a four-part series, RFE/RL looks at the status of women in the region.  read

date of on-line publication : 11 January 2006

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