Sexual and Reproductive Rights

The Sexual and Reproductive Rights (SRR) Programme works to ensure the protection of sexual and reproductive health rights in southern Africa. Southern Africa has a high burden of female reproductive cancers such as cervical cancer and faces excessively high maternal mortality, gender based violence and child marriage rates. Basic sexual and reproductive health services remain inaccessible or unavailable, while governments continue to impugn on women’s reproductive self-determination with impunity.

The SRR Programme is currently focused on increasing access to and availability of cervical cancer services throughout southern Africa in order to address the large number of deaths due to the illness in the region.

Blog Posts

SALC calls on the governments of Southern African countries to do more to protect refugees, asylum seekers and migrants on World Refugee Day 20 June 2017

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the UNHCR together with refugee » Read More

REGIONAL ACTION IS CRITICAL TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM

By: Annabel Raw, Aquinaldo Mandlate, Michael Chitalo, and Victor Mhango [IMAGE: Victor Mhango, Michael Chitalo » Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: Judicial Review of Decision to Grant Refugee Status to Suspected War Criminal Appeal Hearing before the Supreme Court of Appeal

Johannesburg- On Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an appeal » Read More

Cases

SOUTH AFRICA: ICC COOPERATION PROCEEDINGS

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) appeared before the ICC on 7 April to argue » Read More

Zambia: Challenging the Mental Disorders Act of 1949

SALC is supporting a petition by three persons with psychosocial disabilities and the Mental Health Users Network » Read More

Malawi: Challenging the criminalisation of breastfeeding by women living with HIV

SALC worked with the International Coalition of Women living with HIV (ICW), Malawi and a private » Read More