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Annabel Raw

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Linking Climate, Gender and HIV Justice: A Preliminary Report on Access to HIV Treatment and Care for People Living on Lake Chilwa Islands, Malawi

This is a preliminary report on barriers to access to HIV treatment and care experienced by communities living in and around the Lake Chilwa area in Malawi. A fact-finding mission was undertaken in August 2018 by the Coalition of Woman Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi (COWLHA) and the Gender and…
Annabel Raw
3 Jun 2019
Disability RightsHealth RightsNewsZambia

NEWS RELEASE: STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH ZAMBIAN ACTIVISTS CALLING FOR AMENDMENT OF THE MENTAL HEALTH BILL

8 March 2019 Mental health law reform in Zambia is desperately overdue. The outdated Mental Disorders Act perpetuates discrimination, human rights violations, and abuses against persons with mental disabilities. It denies mental health care users the rights to live with dignity, make decisions about their care, and access community-based services.…
Annabel Raw
8 Mar 2019
Disability RightsHealth RightsNewsZambia

It’s World Mental Health Day: Why aren’t we reforming abusive and discriminatory laws?

By: Annabel Raw In Zambia, as in many countries in the southern Africa region, archaic, colonially-inherited laws are applied to oppress, isolate and abuse persons with psychosocial disabilities and mental health users. Reform is urgently needed. IMAGE: Mental Health Reform Stakeholder Meeting Participants in Lusaka, Zambia, May 2018 Internationally, 10…
Annabel Raw
10 Oct 2018