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ORGANISATIONS SEEK HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE INTERVENTION REGARDING FORCED AND COERCED STERILISATION IN NAMIBIA

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and four other human rights organisations, concerned with the forced and coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia, have requested the UN Human Rights Committee to raise this with the government of Namibia. SALC, the Namibian Women’s Health Network (NWHN), International Community…
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SALC’S SUBMISSION TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN REGARDING THE GOVERNMENT OF NAMIBIA

Introduction In advance of the consideration of Namibia’s fourth and fifth periodic report to the Committee for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Committee), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) would like to bring to the attention of the Committee concerns regarding the forced and coerced…
Staff Writer
11 Dec 2014
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SALC IN THE NEWS: NAMIBIA COURT UPHOLDS STERILISATION VERDICT

Supreme court upholds judgment from 2012 that health workers coerced three HIV positive mothers to consent to prodedure. Namibia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that health workers sterilised HIV-positive women without their consent. The original 2012 judgment had found that health workers had coerced three HIV-positive mothers to sign…
Staff Writer
4 Dec 2014
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NEWS RELEASE: NAMIBIA’S HIGHEST COURT FINDS GOVERNMENT FORCIBLY STERILISED HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN

Windhoek-Today the Namibian Supreme Court affirmed that HIV-positive women have been forcibly sterilised in public hospitals in Namibia. “This decision by the country’s highest court is a victory for all HIV-positive women as it makes clear that public hospitals in Namibia have been coercively sterilising HIV-positive women without their consent,”…
Staff Writer
3 Nov 2014
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SALC IN THE NEWS: ICC: AFRICA SHOULD REJECT ‘FREE PASS’ FOR LEADERS

Human Rights Watch (Johannesburg, November 18, 2013) – African governments should reject special exemptions for sitting officials before the International Criminal Court (ICC), African organizations and international organizations with a presence in Africa said in a document released today. The ICC’s annual meeting, the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), will…
Staff Writer
18 Nov 2013
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SALC TRAINING WORKSHOP ON DISABILITY RIGHTS STRATEGIC LITIGATION IN NAMIBIA

On 2 and 3 October 2013 SALC hosted a training workshop in Windhoek, Namibia on Disability Rights Strategic Litigation. The workshop was facilitated by Abeda Bhamjee and Caroline James from SALC, and was attended by Namibian lawyers and representatives of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs). The aim of the workshop was…
Caroline James
11 Oct 2013