Africa

[GUIDEBOOK] Using Complaints to Address Healthcare Violations: A guide for healthcare users and community-based organisations

This Guidebook provides information about how healthcare users in Africa can enforce their human right to health by making use of complaint processes, particularly for people who are disproportionately vulnerable to HIV (key populations). The Guidebook gives information for healthcare users about human rights when using healthcare services, and on …» Read More

CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS CALL FOR RURAL WOMEN NOT TO BE NEGLECTED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

On this International Day of Rural Women, we the undersigned organisations, call on African governments to ensure that rural women are a central focus in the implementation of the newly adopted sustainable development goals, including by addressing the social and cultural factors which prevent their access, control and use of …» Read More

Joint letter to President Obama to lift US aid restrictions

SALC has joined the call of over 50 organizations for the White House to lift the abortion ban on US foreign aid for girls and women raped in armed conflicts. In an open letter to President Obama,  an international coalition of human rights, legal, medical and religious groups urged the president to …» Read More

Promoting Freedom from Fear on International Albinism Awareness Day

By Annabel Raw 13 June is International Albinism Awareness Day. It is described as a day in which people worldwide celebrate the human rights of people living with albinism. In southern Africa, there is much work to be done before we can celebrate. About 1 in 5,000 people in sub-Saharan …» Read More

SALC’s Statement on Malawi at the African Commission

We would like to convey our condolences to the people of Malawi on the passing of President Bingu Wa Mutharika. In light of the current period of transition we urge the new President Joyce Banda to use the opportunity presented to support democracy and the rule of law and to reverse the culture of impunity that was all too evident under the previous administration. We applaud her recent initiatives, demonstrably underlining that hers will be a different administration – in particular, her decision to appoint a high-level investigation into the death of Malawian student, Robert Chasowa.» Read More