Sexual and reproductive health rights

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

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