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Sex Worker Rights

SALC’s Sex Worker Rights programme has the following objectives:

  • To assert accountability for police abuse of sex workers.
  • To assert sex workers’ rights to form an association and to engage in protests.
  • To challenge incorrect interpretations of offences, including the offence of living on the earnings of prostitution.
  • To challenge offences used to arbitrarily target sex workers and other marginalised groups.
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SIDE EVENT ON THE MARGINS OF THE 61ST ORDINARY SESSION OF THE ACHPR

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Commission) has recognised that the declassification and decriminalisation of petty offences is an important human rights issue. A Side Event on the Margins of the 61ST Ordinary Session of the ACHPR has been scheduled as follows: DATE: 2 November 2017 TIME: 13h15…
Staff Writer
31 Oct 2017
BotswanaDisability RightsFocus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsMalawiResearch Reports & Policy BriefsResourcesSex Worker RightsSexual and Reproductive Health RightsSOGIE RightsZambia

SALC Policy brief: Access to justice for healthcare violations

In 2016 SALC launched a research report on the extent to which key populations are subjected to discrimination in the healthcare system and their ability to access redress from complaints mechanisms. The research focused on Botswana, Malawi and Zambia. Subsequently, SALC convened meetings with civil society organisations and complaints bodies…
Staff Writer
24 Jul 2017
Disability RightsHealth RightsSex Worker RightsSOGIE RightsTrainingZambia

Workshop Report: Using complaints to address healthcare violations in Zambia

With funding from the Africa Regional Grant on HIV, SALC hosted workshops in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia on “Using complaints to address healthcare violations”, in reference to SALC’s Guidebook on the same subject. A workshop was held in Zambia on 15 February 2017 for participants from community-based organisations and non-governmental…
Staff Writer
4 Apr 2017
BotswanaDisability RightsHealth RightsSex Worker RightsSOGIE RightsTraining

Workshop Report: Using Complaints to address Healthcare Violations in Botswana

With funding from the Africa Regional Grant on HIV, SALC hosted workshops in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia on “Using complaints to address healthcare violations”, in reference to SALC’s Guidebook on the same subject. A workshop was held in Botswana from 21-22 February 2017 for participants from community-based organisations and non-governmental organisations, and from national human…
Staff Writer
4 Apr 2017
Criminal JusticeFocus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsMalawiPlain Language PublicationsResourcesSex Worker RightsTraining Tools

A victory for the right to fair and substantial justice: Recent cases from the Malawi High Court

All persons are entitled to fundamental rights and freedoms, including the right not to be discriminated against, harassed, or abused, and are fully entitled to fair treatment, due process of the law, and to be free from arbitrary arrest and detention. The High Court of Malawi has recently been critical of the way…
Staff Writer
24 Mar 2017
BotswanaCriminal JusticeDisability RightsEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsRule of LawSex Worker RightsSexual and Reproductive Health RightsSOGIE RightsSouth AfricaZambia

SALC calls for #equalhealthforall

1 March is internationally known as Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination undermines human dignity and is a violation of human rights. As stated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the effects of discrimination aren’t isolated to the suffering of an individual person or group experiencing a particular incident:…
Staff Writer
2 Mar 2017
Disability RightsHealth RightsMalawiSex Worker RightsSOGIE RightsTraining

Workshop Report: Using Complaints to address healthcare violations in Malawi

With funding from the Africa Regional Grant on HIV, SALC hosted workshops in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia on “Using complaints to address healthcare violations”, in reference to SALC’s Guidebook on the same subject. A workshop was held in Malawi from 6-7 February 2017 for participants from community-based organisations and non-governmental organisations, and from national…
Staff Writer
2 Mar 2017