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Botswana: Accountability for violation of rights of woman seeking reproductive healthcare in state institutions

SALC supported a case in which the Plaintiff, who had undergone a total abdominal hysterectomy and developed complications, and she was later diagnosed as having a vaginal fistula. She failed to get adequate care and timely diagnosis and treatment of her problem and commenced legal proceedings against the defendant, in…
Thabo Buthelezi
29 Mar 2022
BotswanaNewsSOGIE Rights

BREAKING NEWS: BOTSWANA COURT OF APPEAL DECRIMINALISES CONSENSUAL SEX BETWEEN SAME-SEX PARTNERS

29 November 2021, Gaborone – Today, the Botswana Court of Appeal, through Judge President Ian Kirby, issued a monumental judgment to decriminalise consensual sex between same-sex partners. In a unanimous decision, Justices Kirby, Ranowane, Lesetedi, Gaongalelwe and Garekwe, found that the Penal Code provisions violated the right to privacy (section…
Thabo Buthelezi
29 Nov 2021
BotswanaNewsWomen’s Land and Property Rights

MEDIA ADVISORY: BOTSWANA HIGH COURT TO DETERMINE WHETHER LAW ALLOWS THE COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF A TRIBE’S FREEHOLD LAND

19 March 2021 - On 22 March 2021, the High Court of Botswana will hear a counter-application brought by the Ba-Ga-Malete Tribe, represented by Kgosi Mosadi Seboko, and the Gamalete Development Trust, against the Malete Land Board and the Attorney General. The application relates to a long-standing dispute between the…
Staff Writer
19 Mar 2021
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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on sex workers in Southern Africa

In October 2020, SALC conducted a mapping exercise in some countries in the SADC region (Botswana, Namibia, Eswatini, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi) to assess the impact that COVID-19 has had on sex workers. The information reported is from conversations with eight activists working for sex worker organisations in seven Southern African…
Staff Writer
22 Feb 2021