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Children’s Rights

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.

Children's RightsMalawiOngoing casesSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

MALAWI: CHALLENGING CRIMINALISATION OF ADOLESCENT SEXUALITY

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 Penal Code, insofar as it criminalises consensual sex between adolescents in Malawi. It is illegal to have sex with a girl under the age of 16 in Malawi, and there are no exceptions…
Staff Writer
3 Jul 2020
Children's RightsCriminal JusticeFocus areasHealth RightsMalawiNews

JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT CALLING FOR DECONGESTION OF MALAWI PRISONS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

9 April 2020, Malawi - We the undersigned organisations commend His Excellency, The State President, Arthur Peter Mutharika for including prison decongestion as one of the measures to combat COVID-19 in Malawi. In his Presidential Address on 4 April 2020, the State President announced new measures that the Government will undertake…
Children's RightsEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationResearch Reports & Policy BriefsResourcesRule of Law

SALC Research Report: Alignment of Eswatini’s Domestic Laws with Recommendations of United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms

It is more than seventy years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted yet the struggle to achieve full realisation of human rights remains a pressing reality. One of the challenges hampering the enjoyment of human rights is the degree to which State parties to key human…
Staff Writer
11 Mar 2019