Socio-economic Rights Project

The Socio-economic Rights Project (SERP), headed by Prof Ebenezer Durojaye, promotes the realisation of socio-economic rights in South Africa and the African region.

It conducts engaged, multi-disciplinary research, human rights education and actively campaigns around key social justice issues. Recent projects covered:

  • management of waiting lists for government-subsided housing
  • special needs housing policies (priority for differently-abled, victims of domestic abuse, orphaned children etc.)
  • empirical research into living conditions of informal dwellers in Cape Town
  • sexual and reproductive health and rights in informal settlements in South Africa
  • social protection floor as a human right
  • maternal mortality as a human rights violation in South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda
  • co-editing the book Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health as Human Rights in Africa
  • editing a book on Poverty & Human Rights in Africa

SERP supports the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights with research and regularly participates in sessions of the UN Human Rights Council and the African Commission on Peoples’ and Human Rights. SERP is the secretariat of the Campaign for South Africa’s Ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Author: Karel
Published: Dec 01, 2016
Author: calitz
Published: Jun 02, 2012
Author: calitz
Published: Jun 02, 2012
Author: calitz
Published: Jun 02, 2012

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