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Are Southern African courts turning the tide on women’s rights?

Check out below SALC’s Deputy Director ‘s piece in the City Press this weekend on the current rash of women’s rights cases in southern Africa. Let us know what you think in the comments below. This month in Botswana, four elderly sisters get to breathe a sigh of relief. Due to a bombshell judgment from…
Staff Writer
5 Nov 2012
Focus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsNamibiaSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTHERN AFRICA: GOVERNMENTS FAILING TO ADDRESS CERVICAL CANCER

JOHANNESBURG, 31 October 2012 (PlusNews) – Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in southern Africa, but new research reveals that governments’ attempts to address the disease have been inadequate. Access to cervical cancer screening services is minimal, few countries in the region have policies on…
Staff Writer
1 Nov 2012
Focus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsNamibiaSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: HEALTH: ‘MINIMAL GOVERNMENT ACTION CAN PREVENT CERVICAL CANCER DEATHS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA’

Cervical cancer deaths in Southern Africa – Governments in southern Africa must implement comprehensive policies on cervical cancer in order to substantially reduce the number of deaths from cervical cancer, according to a research released Wednesday by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). Cervical cancer is now the primary cause…
Staff Writer
1 Nov 2012
Articles and OpinionsFocus areasFocus countriesResourcesSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Tackling cervical cancer: improving access to cervical cancer services for women in Southern Africa

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre recently released a report, Tackling Cervical Cancer: Improving Access to Cervical Cancer Services for Women in Southern Africa, addressing the state of cervical cancer services in the region. Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer death among women in southern Africa, and is either the primary or…
Staff Writer
31 Oct 2012
Focus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsNamibiaSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

PRESS RELEASE: THOUSANDS OF CERVICAL CANCER DEATHS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA COULD BE PREVENTED WITH MINIMAL GOVERNMENT ACTION, SAYS NEW RESEARCH

THOUSANDS OF CERVICAL CANCER DEATHS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA COULD BE PREVENTED WITH MINIMAL GOVERNMENT ACTION, SAYS NEW RESEARCH Johannesburg, 31 October – Governments in southern Africa must implement comprehensive policies on cervical cancer in order to substantially reduce the number of deaths from cervical cancer, which is now the primary cause…
Staff Writer
31 Oct 2012
Focus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeRefugee and Migrant Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: RWANDA’S GENERAL NYAMWASA AND THE POLITICS OF GRANTING REFUGEE STATUS IN SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa has thus far stubbornly resisted international pressure to extradite the former Rwandan military strongman, General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. That might change soon, however. Apart from the multiple requests for his extradition, this week the High Court could force the South African government to rescind Nyamwasa’s refugee status. Lawyers…
Staff Writer
30 Oct 2012
Articles and OpinionsCriminal JusticeDisability RightsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC attends the 52nd ordinary session of the African Commission on human and peoples’ rights

The 52nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, held in Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire from 9-22 October 2012, celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Commission. In a speech highlighting the challenges and successes of the Commission, Commissioner Atoli listed the high level of NGO participation at its sessions and…
Staff Writer
26 Oct 2012