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JOINT STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS FOR AN END TO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN IN TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP: JOINT STATEMENT

On this International Day of Rural Women, 15 October, we, the undersigned organisations, call on African governments to end discrimination against rural women in Africa, especially in their access to traditional leadership roles and inheritance rights. Currently, a number of countries in Africa deny daughters the ability to become chiefs …» Read More

Blog Posts

The ‘universality’ of rights and the draft Zambian Constitution

Internationally, human rights are interpreted as being indivisible, interrelated and applicable to everyone. Unfortunately, this » Read More

The 6th Stop Cervical Cancer in Africa Conference (SCCA) wraps up in Zambia

SALC’s work on cervical cancer benefitted from our attendance at the 6th Stop Cervical Cancer » Read More

JUDGMENT IN MAPINGURE V THE STATE: A STEP FORWARD FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS OR A TOKEN GESTURE

On Tuesday 25 March 2014, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe ordered the government to compensate » Read More

News Stories

NEWS RELEASE: DARK DAY FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN LESOTHO AS HIGHEST COURT UPHOLDS DISCRIMINATORY CHIEFTAINSHIP ACT

Johannesburg, 17 April – Lesotho’s highest court today struck a serious blow against women’s rights » Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: LESOTHO’S HIGHEST COURT TO HEAR LANDMARK CHIEFTAINSHIP CASE

Maseru—On Tuesday 1st April 2014, the Court of Appeal in Lesotho will hear arguments in » Read More

News Release: MAJOR BOOST FOR FREE SPEECH IN ZAMBIA AS COURT ACQUITS HIV ACTIVIST

Lusaka, 25 February – After a lengthy legal process, the renowned Zambian human rights and » Read More

Commentary

Anneke Meerkotter

A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF ZAMBIA’S CONSTITUTION-MAKING PROCESS AND THE ‘LEAKED’ FINAL DRAFT CONSTITUTION

On the 15th of January 2014 the Zambian Watchdog and Lusaka Times released a ‘leaked’ copy of the final draft constitution which was reportedly handed to President Sata. One of President Sata’s promises in the run-up to his election in 2011 was the adoption of a new Constitution. Keeping to …» Read More

Anneke Meerkotter

Trial of Paul Kasonkomona points to politically motivated arrest

On 16 October 2013, the long awaited trial of human rights activist, Paul Kasonkomona, proceeded in the Lusaka Magistrates Court in Zambia. Evidence led by the State during Kasonkomona’s trial confirms suspicions that the arrest and prosecution of Kasonkomona was politically motivated. On 7 April 2013 Kasonkomona was arrested outside …» Read More