Sexual and reproductive health rights

MEDIA RELEASE: PREGNANT LEARNERS TAKE CASE TO MALAWI HIGH COURT

In November 2016, 14 primary school learners from Nkhata Bay, on the shores of Lake Malawi, filed an application for judicial review of the fines imposed on them by a local magistrate. The case will be heard by the Mzuzu High Court on 27 April 2017. Background: In April 2016, …» Read More

Submission to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Regarding the Government of Namibia’s 6th Periodic Report

[Read the submission in PDF: Submission to the African Commission on Namibia’s report] Introduction In advance of the consideration of Namibia’s sixth periodic report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and Namibia’s Women Health Network (NWH) would like to …» Read More

SALC ATTENDS THE 116th HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE SESSION FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF NAMIBIA’S STATE REPORT

From 7- 9 March 2016, SALC attended the 116th Human Rights Committee Session, where the Committee considered the report of Namibia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. SALC  prepared a joint shadow report with the Namibia Women’s Health Network, the Community of Women Living with HIV, as well as Her …» Read More

SALC’ Oral Statement at 58th Session of the African Commission

 On 6 April, SALC presented an oral statement at the 58th session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights held in the Banjul from 6 – 20 April 2016. The oral statement, presented in view of the submission of Namibia’s state report to the Commission, covered concerns related …» Read More

Update Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women Regarding the Government of Malawi’s 7th Periodic Report

In February 2015, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) submitted a report in advance of the preparation of the list of issues for the Republic of Malawi’s 7th periodic report to the Committee for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Committee). The submission contained SALC’s concerns …» Read More