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

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

SUPPORTING WOMEN’S RIGHTS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

By Jessica Fitzgerald, an intern at SALC Every year, on 8 March, the world celebrates » Read More

Decriminalising Defamation in Africa

Last month a High Court in Kenya declared the offence of criminal defamation inconsistent with » Read More

Cases

Zambia: Challenging the Mental Disorders Act of 1949

SALC is supporting a petition by two persons with mental disabilities and the Mental Health » Read More

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

SALC worked with the International Coalition of Women (ICW), Malawi and a private lawyer, Mr Wesley » Read More

MALAWI: DETENTION OF LEARNERS FOR PREGNANCY

SALC is working with Youth Watch Society (YOWSO) in Malawi on a case seeking the » Read More