On 16 January 2014 a transgender activist was arrested in Bulawayo after entering a female toilet. At the police station she was forced to strip and examined by medical doctors to verify her gender. After spending two nights in a holding cell, she was charged with criminal nuisance. The criminal charge was later withdrawn. The civil trial on unlawful arrest and malicious prosecution took place from 25 to 27 July 2017. SALC and the Sexual Rights Centre is providing support in this case.
TOWARDS SECURING CHILDREN’S RIGHTS TO BIRTH REGISTRATION IN ZIMBABWE!
‘Those who espouse children’s rights have a vision of a better world for children and through this a better world for all.’ Michael Freeman Introduction Are the provisions in the Constitution of Zimbabwe, 2013 (the Zimbabwean Constitution) which give effect to prompt provision of birth certificates to children mere cosmetic…
Staff Writer18 Oct 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY: BOTSWANA COURT OF APPEAL SETS HEARING DATE FOR DECRIMINALISATION CASE FOR 12 OCTOBER 2021
On 11 June 2019, a full bench of the Botswana High Court unanimously found that the criminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual activities violates the constitutional rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons to dignity, liberty, privacy and equality. This decision was appealed by the State. The appeal is set…
Staff Writer30 Sep 2021
Articles and OpinionsChildren's RightsZimbabwe
Tragic lack of urgency in dealing with child marriages
On 15 August 2021, Tambudzai Gonese-Manjonjo wrote an article for the Standard (Zimbabwe) tackling the lack of urgency in dealing with child marriages. Read the article here .
Staff Writer21 Sep 2021