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[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

Blog Posts

Commission of Inquiry in Malawi Declares Student Activist’s Death Murder

In September 2011, two months after the devastating anti-government protests in Malawi which left 19 » Read More

Litigating against loitering laws – PILG Panel

The Public Interest Law Gathering, organised from 11 to 13 July 2012 in Johannesburg, reflected » Read More

Lawyers in Malawi encourage law reform to promote the rights of LGBT

On 21 June 2012, lawyers affiliated to the Malawi Law Society attended a workshop in » Read More

News Stories

NEWS RELEASE: CHREAA and SALC SUBMIT SHADOW REPORT ON MALAWI TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Concerned about the situation of children in the country, Malawi’s Center for Human Rights Education » 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 » Read More

NEWS RELEASE: VICTORY FOR HIV-POSITIVE FOREIGN PRISONERS IN BOTSWANA COURT OF APPEAL

Gaborone–On Wednesday, 26 August 2015, the Botswana Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against a » Read More

Commentary

Anneke Meerkotter

MALAWI: CHALLENGING THE USE OF THE OFFENCE OF LIVING ON THE EARNINGS OF PROSTITUTION

In February 2016, 19 women were arrested and charged with the offence of living on the earnings of prostitution contrary to section 146 of the Penal Code. The women pleaded guilty to the charges and they were convicted upon those pleas and sentenced to a fine. SALC and the Centre …» Read More

Anneke Meerkotter

Malawi: Litigation to decriminalise consensual same-sex sexual acts

In September 2013, the Blantyre High Court issued a notice requesting amicus curiae submissions on whether the offence of sodomy is constitutional. SALC assisted a local organisation, the Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), to file a submission which argues that the offence of sodomy, to the …» Read More