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Calling for the total elimination of violence against women and children in Zimbabwe through a more effective state response

The recent report of the killing of a young  lawyer on the night of the 25th November 2018,the International day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, by her partner brings home the gravity and currency of the problem of violence affecting women in Zimbabwe. As we commemorate the Day of…
Tambudzai Gonese
Nov 27, 2018
Articles and OpinionsBlogBotswanaSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Botswana Court Decision amounts to a Step in the Right Direction in ensuring the Protection of women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

The recent decision of the Botswana Court of Appeal in the case of  GMJ v Attorney General clarifying the limits of the law regarding the  prescription of  medical negligence claims, is an important decision, not only in general, but as far as women’s rights are concerned. Women who approach health…
Tambudzai Gonese
Oct 31, 2018
Articles and OpinionsBotswanaFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationLesothoNews

JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IS CRITICAL TO PROTECTING PRESS FREEDOM IN AFRICA

Published by AfricanLII on 28 May 2018 In this opinion piece, Anneke Meerkotter, Litigation Director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), discusses a recent High Court of Lesotho (sitting as a Constitutional Court) judgment which declared the offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional. She takes the opportunity to also reflect more generally…
Anneke Meerkotter
May 29, 2018
Articles and OpinionsBotswanaCriminal JusticeEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY PEOPLE FAILING TO TAKE THEIR TB TREATMENT SHOULD NOT BE JAILED

Brian Citro, Michaela Clayton, Colleen Daniels, Allan Maleche, Annabel Raw Bhekisisa, Mail & Guardian It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand. When the police arrived in their village in Nandi County in Kenya’s North Rift, Patrick Kipng’etich and Daniel and Henry Ng’etich didn’t think much of…
Annabel Raw
Mar 23, 2018
Articles and OpinionsRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth Africa

SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY AUSTRALIA’S OFFER OF HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION TO WHITE SA FARMERS IS DISTASTEFUL AND SMACKS OF RACISM

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh The Daily Maverick Australia has detained asylum seekers for years on remote Pacific Ocean Island, Nauru, yet is now proclaiming to offer humanitarian protection to white South African farmers who face neither oppression nor persecution by their government. The racist undertones of Australia’s position is distasteful and has…