The Children’s Rights focus area is cross-cutting and integrates with all of SALC’s programme areas. Wherever possible, we seek to ensure that our cases also look at the best interests of children.
Malawi: Accountability for unlawful detention of pregnant learners
Malawi: Challenge to the arrest and removal from school of pregnant learners.
Botswana: Case challenging failure to provide citizenship to stateless child.
Swaziland: Case challenging laws allowing child marriage.
Malawi: Challenging refusal of admission to school to child with dreadlocks.
Malawi: Challenging criminalisation of adolescent sexuality.
On 25 February 2021, The Nation reported about a girl who was raped in police custody. Read the article here.…Read More
Blantyre, 26 August 2020 – Yesterday, the Child Justice Court sitting in Blantyre, Malawi, issued an order for a stay…Read More
SALC is working with Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) – Malawi in a challenge to the law of defilement in s138 of the…Read More
SALC is working with Youth Watch Society (YOWSO) in Malawi on a case seeking the payment of damages for false…Read More
9 April 2020, Malawi - We the undersigned organisations commend His Excellency, The State President, Arthur Peter Mutharika for including prison…Read More
CGTN Africa 9 February 2020 Makeda Mbewe was just six years old when she was kicked out of her primary…Read More
14 January 2020 – On 14 January 2020, the High Court of Malawi in Zomba granted an interlocutory injunction compelling…Read More