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Nigeria: Challenge to arbitrary arrest of women during sweeping exercises

Factual Background The applicants were among 71 women who were arrested at various public spaces in Abuja between 17 and 26 April 2019. The arrests were carried out by the FCTA Joint Task Team comprising the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Securities and Civil Defence Corp, Nigeria Police Force, Social Development Secretariat,…
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationMalawiNewsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Media Advisory: Malawi High court to hear case on Freedom of Expression

Lilongwe, Malawi – On Monday 28 January 2019, the Malawi High Court will hear the case of a female Human Rights Defender who was arrested and detained by the Police for holding a poster deemed to be offensive whilst attending a march against gender-based violence. Background On 14 September 2017, Beatrice…
Staff Writer
23 Jan 2019
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationJudgmentsMalawiSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Malawi: Protecting right to freedom of expression for Woman Human Rights Defenders

SALC is supporting the Women Lawyers Association (WLA) of Malawi to challenge the arbitrary arrest and detention of a Woman Human Rights Defender (WHRD) on a charge of “Insulting the Modesty of a Woman” in contravention of section 137(3) of the Penal Code. On 14 September 2017, Beatrice Mateyo, Executive…
Tambudzai Gonese
23 Jan 2019
Articles and OpinionsChildren's RightsSexual and Reproductive Health RightsZimbabwe

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
27 Nov 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
31 Oct 2018