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Aljazeera 3 November 2014 Supreme court upholds judgment from 2012 that health workers coerced three HIV positive mothers to consent to prodedure. Namibia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that health workers sterilised HIV-positive women without their consent. The original 2012 judgment had found that health workers had coerced three HIV-positive …» Read More

Blog Posts

SALC Attends the 52nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The 52nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, held in » Read More

Victory for Women in Namibia

Check out SALC’s blog post at the Open Society Foundation‘s blog on the recent judgment » Read More

Scenes from the courthouse on judgment day for coerced sterilisation case

The Namibian Women’s Health Network organized supporters on day of coerced sterilisation decision. Check out » Read More

News Stories

SALC in the News: Cervical Cancer: Women’s Lives Are Worth Saving

Thought Leader Nyasha Chingore-Munazvo and Priti Patel Around the world a woman dies of cervical » Read More

SALC in the News: The Right to Cervical Cancer Services in Southern Africa

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women in sub-Saharan Africa and is a » Read More

SALC in the News: Courts Signal a Sea Change for Women in Africa

This month in Botswana, four elderly sisters get to breathe a sigh of relief. Due » Read More



Namibia High Court to Deliver Judgment in Landmark Coerced Sterilisation Case

On Monday 30 July 2012, the High Court in Namibia is due to issue its judgment in a landmark case challenging the coerced sterilisation of three HIV-positive women. The three women alleged that they were sterilised without their informed consent in violation of their rights under common law and the …» Read More

Anneke Meerkotter

HRC Panel on Sexual Orientation, 7 March 2012

On 7 March 2012, the UN Human Rights Council’s 19th session will hold a panel discussion on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The panel will be opened by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, who has recently urged member states to stop discrimination based on sexual orientation in its …» Read More