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STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS ON SA GOVERNMENT TO CO-SPONSOR AND SUPPORT RESOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN BEFORE THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

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7 August, 2017

SALC and other civil society partners submitted an open letter to the African Union (AU) raising concerns regarding the State of Emergency in Zambia. The open letter warns that the three months extension of the threatened state of emergency in Zambia may hamper the enjoyment of fundamental rights and freedoms by ordinary citizens. The concerned organisations argue that there are no justifiable …» Read More

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Botswana: Securing access to HIV treatment for prisoners

7 April, 2015

SALC worked with the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and AIDS (BONELA) to challenge the Botswana government’s policy of refusing HIV treatment to non-citizen prisoners. Citizen prisoners were entitled to free HIV treatment. In addition, the government provided non-citizen prisoners with treatment for opportunistic infections, such as tuberculosis. However, non-citizen …» Read More

19 June, 2017

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the UNHCR together with refugee advocates worldwide commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. We reflect here on refugee and mixed migration movements in the Southern African region calling on governments to respect the rights of asylum …» Read More

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  • Malawi CSOs remind the Human Rights Commission "human rights are inalienable &cannot be bestowed or removed by the… ,
  • Non-consensual HIV testing & treatment has also been declared by the Zambian courts as unconstitutional and unlawful ,
  • Zambian civil society say new policy for coercive HIV testing & treatment is a human rights violation ,
  • Albinism activists in Namibia & Mozambique highlight customs restrictions to import donated sunscreen & protection products ,
  • Williams Savanguana - cases of violence vs persons w albinism in Mozambique often implicate family members as perpetrators ,

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