LGBT

[Research Report] Accountability and Redress for Discrimination in Healthcare in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia

Southern Africa bears a disproportionate burden of HIV globally and indications are that stigma and discrimination remain high, not only amongst people living with HIV but also amongst those most vulnerable to HIV. Stigma and discrimination violate human rights and are barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. This research report is concerned …» Read More

SALC’S CHAPTER IN ILGA’S PUBLICATION ON STATE SPONSORED HOMOPHOBIA

Tashwill Esterhuizen and Anneke Meerkotter, lawyers at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre contributed to an article titled “Key developments towards increased recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people in Africa” in International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association: Carroll, A., State Sponsored Homophobia 2016: A world survey of sexual …» Read More

Significant progress as Botswana Court of Appeal recognises the rights of LGBT persons

On 16 March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal, unanimously, delivered a landmark judgment in which it dismissed the government of Botswana’s appeal against a Gaborone High Court decision which allowed for the registration of the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals Organisation of Botswana (LEGABIBO). This case is a victory for …» Read More

Reaching for Zero Discrimination in Healthcare

          1 March is Zero Discrimination Day, a day to celebrate diversity and strengthen our resolve for inclusive societies free from discrimination and inequality. The impact of stigma and discrimination has been catastrophic in the fight against HIV/AIDS. When discrimination occurs in healthcare facilities or at …» Read More

JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY SUBMISSION TO THE 2ND CYCLE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OF NAMIBIA (JAN – FEB 2016)

This submission has been prepared by five civil society organisations, in consultation with four others, for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Namibia in January – February 2016. The organisations presenting this report include the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Namibian Women’s Health Network (NWHN), the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), …» Read More