28 Sep 2016 Annabel Raw
[RESEARCH REPORT] ACCOUNTABILITY AND REDRESS FOR DISCRIMINATION IN HEALTHCARE IN...

[caption id="attachment_1197" align="alignnone" width="640"] ANHPG3 Kamazu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi. Image shot 2006. Exact date unknown.[/caption] Southern Africa bears a disproportionate burden of HIV globally and indications are that stigma and discrimination remain high, not only amongst people living with HIV…

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24 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
SALC Research Report: Accountability and redress for discrimination in healthcar...

Southern Africa bears a disproportionate burden of HIV globally and indications are that stigma and discrimination remain high, not only amongst people living with HIV but also amongst those most vulnerable to HIV. Stigma and discrimination violate human rights and are barriers…

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24 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
SALC Research Report: ‘They should protect us because that is their job’...

Throughout the world, sex workers are vulnerable to and experience discrimination, stigma and violence in all spheres of their daily lives – including at work, public institutions, and facilities, and even amongst their families. In many instances, police officials perpetrate…

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09 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: JUDGMENT BY ZOMBA HIGH COURT ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE OFFENCE ...

On 8 September 2016, the Zomba High Court delivered a judgment in which the Court set aside the conviction of nineteen (19) women who were found guilty of the offence of living on the earnings of prostitution. Since early morning,…

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07 Sep 2016 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: MALAWI HIGH COURT TO DELIVER JUDGMENT ON THE OFFENCE OF LIVING O...

Blantyre – On 8 September 2016, the Zomba High Court is expected to deliver judgment in a case relating to the interpretation of the offence of living on the earnings of prostitution. In February 2016, 19 women were arrested and…

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20 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
Resource Materials: Removing Legal Barriers to Treatment – Legal Training ...

On 27-29 June 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) hosted a regional training meeting for African lawyers on “Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on health and human rights” in Johannesburg, South Africa. Participants, speakers and interested parties are…

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03 Mar 2016 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: CHREAA AND SALC SUBMIT SHADOW REPORT ON MALAWI TO THE COMMITTEE ON...

Concerned about the situation of children in the country, Malawi’s Center for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) has joined forces with the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) to submit a report to the Committee on the Rights of…

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01 Mar 2016 Staff Writer
REACHING FOR ZERO DISCRIMINATION IN HEALTHCARE...

1 March is Zero Discrimination Day, a day to celebrate diversity and strengthen our resolve for inclusive societies free from discrimination and inequality. The impact of stigma and discrimination has been catastrophic in the fight against HIV/AIDS. When discrimination occurs…

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06 Jan 2016 Muluka-Anne Miti-Drummond
SALC PARTICIPATES IN UPR PRE-SESSION ON NAMIBIA...

In December 2015, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) was invited to participate in the pre-session of the second cycle of Namibia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). At the pre-session, SALC presented two statements. The first on behalf of itself, Namibia…

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26 May 2015 Annabel Raw
Sex Workers, ARVs and the Irrationality of Excluding Foreigners...

In recent weeks, the Government of Botswana has announced plans to provide anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy to all sex workers regardless of their CD4 counts. The commendable aim of the initiative, as described by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, is “to help…

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20 May 2015 Anneke Meerkotter
Malawi High Court Rules Mandatory HIV Testing is Unconstitutional...

By Anneke Meerkotter, Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and Ian Southey-Swartz, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) In 2009, a group of women, presumed to be sex workers, was arrested as part of a police sweeping exercise in Mwanza, Malawi. The…

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20 May 2015 Staff Writer
Malawi: Mandatory HIV Testing of Women...

On 10 March 2011, eleven women from Mwanza, Malawi, filed an application in the Blantyre High Court challenging their subjection to mandatory HIV tests, the admission of the HIV test results as evidence in criminal cases against them, and the…

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