20 Mar 2014 Author: Priti Patel Priti Patel
MALAWI HIGH COURT ISSUES NARROW DECISION ON STANDING...

Over 6 years after hearing arguments, the Constitutional Court in Malawi issued in February a unanimous decision in Constitutional-Court-Judgment, a challenge to section 17 of the Married Women Property Rights, which has resulted in women being dispossessed of property when getting…

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05 Jun 2013 Author: Priti Patel Priti Patel
STEPS FORWARD IN FIGHTING CERVICAL CANCER...

The fight against cervical cancer in Africa received a welcome boost when Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, the two pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines protecting individuals from specific cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) announced that they would cut the price of…

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24 May 2010 Author: Priti Patel Priti Patel
SALC IN THE NEWS: GRAVE THREAT TO RIGHTS OF ALL IN MALAWI...

By The Business Day (Priti Patel)   LAST week, a magistrate in Blantyre, Malawi, sentenced Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza to 14 years in prison — the maximum penalty — for “carnal knowledge against the order of nature”. They were…

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26 Jan 2009 Author: Priti Patel Priti Patel
AGENDA 75 – THE COERCED STERILISATION OF HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN IN NAMIBIA...

Abstract  Forced and coerced sterilisation is synonymous with a paternalistic desire to control women’s reproductive capacity. It is a practice that has always targeted the most marginalised people in society, including mentally ill or disabled persons, racial minorities, poor women,…

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