13 Jun 2018 Staff Writer
statement: Shining a light on the urgency of implementing the Regional Action Pl...

On 13 June, every year the world commemorates the International Albinism Awareness Day. This year the International Albinism Awareness day is commemorated under the theme ‘shining our light to the world’, providing an opportunity to reflect on progress and challenges…

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28 Mar 2018 Annabel Raw
Equipping lawyers and activists with the skills to counter criminalisation of HI...

Johannesburg, South Africa – Strategic litigation, legal defense and advocacy efforts are vital tools to counter the criminalisation of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) and advance a human rights and evidence-based public health approach. Over 80 lawyers and activists from 27 African…

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23 Mar 2018 Annabel Raw
SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY PEOPLE FAILING TO TAKE THEIR TB TREATMENT SHOULD NOT BE JA...

Brian Citro, Michaela Clayton, Colleen Daniels, Allan Maleche, Annabel Raw Bhekisisa, Mail & Guardian It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand. When the police arrived in their village in Nandi County in…

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02 Mar 2018 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: AFRICAN LAWYERS AND JOURNALISTS SENSITISED ON HIV AND TB CRIMI...

Seychelles Nation 02 March 2018 The final of three training sessions for African lawyers on human rights based strategic litigation, legal defence and advocacy on HIV and tuberculosis (TB) justice took place recently in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was hosted…

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15 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
News release: Lesotho High Court Recognises the Sexual and Reproductive Rights o...

On 14 February 2018, the Lesotho High Court handed down judgment in a landmark case on women’s rights. The judgment of Sakoane J (as part of a 3 panel bench) in the case of Private Lekhetso Mokhele and Others v…

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13 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
HIV Criminalisation Defence Case Compendium...

In countries all over the world, there have been prosecutions of people living with HIV who allegedly did not disclose their HIV status prior to sex (HIV non-disclosure), were accused of exposing others to HIV (HIV exposure), and/or were accused…

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13 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
[RESOURCE PAGE] Lawyers for HIV and TB Justice: Strategic Litigation, Legal Defe...

                  The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), HIV Justice Worldwide, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Stop TB Partnership, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), and…

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13 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: “OUR BODIES! OUR RIGHTS!” ACTIVISTS WELCOME THE PASSING OF THE...

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 – Activists and civil society organisations from Malawi and across southern Africa applaud the government of Malawi for showing leadership in its HIV response and upholding human rights standards, with the recent passage of a new…

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14 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
Zambia: Challenging the Mental Disorders Act...

SALC supported a petition by three persons with psychosocial disabilities and the Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA) to repeal the Mental Disorders Act of 1949 in Mwewa and Others v the Attorney General and Others. The Petitioners argued that the Act…

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11 Dec 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS APPLAUD AFRICAN COMMISSION’S LAUN...

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire –  On this International Human Rights Day, regional human rights organisations commend the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) on the adoption and launch of the summary version of the Report on the Law and…

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29 Nov 2017 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE MALAWI’S ADOPTION OF AMENDED HI...

Lilongwe - On Tuesday, 28 November, Malawi Members of Parliament voted to reject coercive and criminalising provisions that threatened human rights in a long-deliberated HIV (Prevention and Management) Bill. Activists and people living with and affected by HIV celebrated outside…

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21 Nov 2017 Tashwill Esterhuizen
SALC IN THE NEWS: PROGRESSIVE BOTSWANA COURT AFFIRMS THAT LEGAL RECOGNITION OF G...

The Daily Maverick Tashwill Esterhuizen For the second time in two years, the Botswana courts have shown themselves to be champions of jurisprudence which acknowledges the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their right to equal protection…

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