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Breaking News: Zimbabwe High Court awards damages in ground breaking judgment in favour of Ricky Nathanson, a transgender woman and activist

Zimbabwe High Court awards damages in ground breaking judgment in favour of Ricky Nathanson, a transgender woman and activist. The Bulawayo High Court in Zimbabwe delivered a scathing judgment against Zimbabwean police. The Honourable Justice Bere awarded Ricky Nathanson, a transgender woman and activist originally from Bulawayo, $400,000 in damages.…
Staff Writer
18 Nov 2019
BotswanaNewsSOGIE Rights

News Release: LEGABIBO is disappointed by the Attorney General’s Decision to Appeal the Unanimous Decision of the Botswana High Court to Decriminalise Consensual Adult Same-Sex Acts in Private

In a unanimous decision, on 11 June 2019, Justices A.B Tafa, M Leburu and J. Dube decriminalised same-sex sexual acts/conduct among consenting adults in private. Sections 164, 165 and 167 of Botswana’s Penal Code outlawed ‘carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature,’ attempts to commit carnal knowledge…
Staff Writer
25 Sep 2019
Articles and OpinionsBotswanaSOGIE Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: Incremental gains and public activism pave the way for decriminalisation of same-sex sexual conduct in Botswana

The Daily Maverick Incremental gains and public activism pave way the way for decriminalisation of same-sex sexual conduct in Botswana By Tashwill Esterhuizen The recent Botswana court victory, which will bring enormous benefits to the LGBT community in Botswana and beyond, would not have been possible without the selfless work…
Staff Writer
13 Jun 2019
BotswanaFocus areasJudgmentsSOGIE Rights

Botswana: Challenging Criminalisation of Same-Sex Sexual Relationships

In September 2016, a gay man, filed an application challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 165 of the Botswana Penal Code. These provisions criminalise same-sex sexual acts between consenting persons. The man seeks an order that the continued criminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual relationships violates his constitutional rights,…
BotswanaFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsSOGIE Rights

News Release: Botswana High Court sets Hearing Date on Constitutionality of Offences which Criminalise Consensual same-sex Sexual Activities

A full bench of the Botswana High Court, sitting before the Honourable Judge A.B Tafa, the Honourable Judge M. Leburu and the Honourable Judge J. Dube has ordered that the hearing challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the Penal Code be heard on 14 March 2019.…
Staff Writer
6 Dec 2018
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHealth RightsNewsSADCSex Worker RightsSOGIE Rights

Official registration of key populations organizations opens doors for funding and sustainable HIV responses

Local community groups working with populations vulnerable to HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa are making inroads into obtaining official recognition by their governments, which is expanding opportunities for increased funding and ensuring a more substantial, and needed, role in national HIV responses in the region. Globally, new HIV infections are on…
Staff Writer
30 Nov 2018