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2015-2017 BIENNIAL REPORT

SALC envisions a region in which domestic and regional courts are strong, independent, and fully functional and in which they uphold and enforce the rule of law and human rights. To that end, SALC works with domestic lawyers in each jurisdiction, who are litigating public interest cases involving human rights…
Children's RightsDisability RightsMalawiResearch Reports & Policy BriefsResourcesSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC Research Report: Prosecuting sexual violence against women and girls with disabilities in Malawi

This report was prompted by Malawian civil society organisations’ perception that there is a lack of will on the part of police and prosecution to investigate and prosecute cases related to sexual violence committed against women and girls living with disabilities. The researchers interviewed civil society organisations, police and prosecutors…
Staff Writer
31 Jul 2017
Children's RightsFocus areasFocus countriesMalawiResearch Reports & Policy BriefsResourcesSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC Research Report: Towards a human rights-based approach to learner pregnancy management in Malawi

The Malawi government's Revised Readmission Procedures to deal with learner pregnancy was launched in 2006. Ten years later, SALC and the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) conducted research into the manner in which the policy is applied in practice. This research report critically assesses the current policy provisions and their…
Staff Writer
31 Jul 2017
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STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS ON SA GOVERNMENT TO CO-SPONSOR AND SUPPORT RESOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN BEFORE THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Three important resolutions to address violence and discrimination against women and girls have been tabled at the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. One focuses on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, another on accelerating efforts to eliminate violence against women by engaging men and boys in…
Staff Writer
22 Jun 2017
BotswanaChildren's RightsCriminal JusticeDisability RightsEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHealth RightsInternational Criminal JusticeMalawiRefugee and Migrant RightsRule of LawSeminars and ConferencesSexual and Reproductive Health RightsSOGIE RightsSouth AfricaTanzaniaWomen’s Land and Property RightsZambia

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from judges and lawyers in Southern Africa

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. During 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, in conjunction with the National Association of Women Judges and…
Staff Writer
24 Jan 2017
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Malawi: Advancing the Best Interests of the Child in Decisions Relating to the Incarceration of Caregivers

SALC is working with the Center for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) to advance best interests of children in decisions to incarcerate caregivers.  International guidelines recommend taking into account the best interests of the child in decisions relating to incarceration of caregivers and generally encourage non-custodial arrangements for women…
Staff Writer
11 Mar 2016