Women's 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’s Statement to the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

During the 58th session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, held in the Banjul from 6 – 20 April 2016, SALC presented a statement to the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa. In this statement, SALC applauded Malawi on the progressive provisions on age of marriage in …» Read More

Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding the Government of Malawi’s Combined Third, Fourth and Fifth Periodic

In advance of the preparation of the list of issues for the Republic of Malawi’s periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Center for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA)  would like to bring to …» Read More

SALC Participates in UPR Pre-session on Namibia

In December 2015, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) was invited to participate in the pre-session of the second cycle of Namibia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). At the pre-session, SALC presented two statements. The first on behalf of itself, Namibia Women’s Health Network (NWHN) and Women’s Leadership Centre (WLC). This …» Read More