This dissertation examines the problems facing adolescent girls in the pursuit of their right to
education and this especially in South Africa. It presents the right to education as a human right
belonging to everyone; not a privilege reserved for a category of person. The right to education is a
fundamental human right and an empowerment right because it contributes to the achievement of
other rights. The dissertation describes the provisions of relevant international and regional human
rights instruments and assesses whether South African laws, policies and practices on the ground
adhere to the requirements’ of international and regional law. It assert that, though there has been
provision for universal and compulsory primary schooling and higher participation rate for girls, big
challenges particularly for adolescent girls are still prevalent, particularly after primary school even
though the cracks may appear very subtle and almost none issue.
This dissertation shows that to solve these problems and make the right to education realizable for
every child, the South African government should consider the cultural and religious environment
of the adolescent girl and also renew its commitments and strategies designed to improve their
retention rate and advancement at school.
"This paper is therefore inspired to look at education with respect to girl children in Africa. This paper, by drawing inspriation from other settings, is also motivated by the need to find solutions on how best the rights ...
Van der Linde, Morné; Louw, Lirette(Juta Law, 2003)
In accordance with article 30 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, an African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights was established in 1987 with a mandate to promote and protect human rights in Africa. ...
"Whereas victims of ordinary crimes such as theft, robbery, assault or murder find it easier to obtain redress, victims of the most serious violatons such as war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity receive less ...