16 Oct 2013 Nyasha Chingore
SALC PARTICIPATES IN AFRICAN COMMISSION REGIONAL SEMINAR ON KEY HUMAN RIGHTS ISS...

From 3 to 5 October 2013, SALC participated in a Regional Consultative Seminar on “Key Human Rights Issues Affecting Women Living with HIV in Africa” in Dakar, Senegal. The regional seminar was organised by the African Commission on Human and…

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07 Aug 2013 Anneke Meerkotter
LIVING ON THE EARNINGS OF SEX WORK IN MALAWI – A TYPICAL TALE OF MISINTERPRETI...

To be clear, no provision in the Malawi Penal Code criminalises the selling of sexual services by a sex worker. Yet, some police officers in Malawi appear to be operating under the assumption that sex work is illegal. This assumption is based…

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24 Jul 2013 Staff Writer
SALC Research Report: No justice for the poor: A preliminary study of enforcemen...

Globally, there has been an increase in the implementation of laws which limit the behaviour, actions and movements of persons in public spaces. This greatly impedes the lives and livelihoods of those living in poverty and further perpetuates discrimination of…

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21 Jun 2013 Staff Writer
US SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN ANTI-PROSTITUTION PLEDGE...

The US Supreme Court yesterday struck down a requirement that organisations receiving any amount of PEPFAR funding sign an explicit policy opposing prostitution, known as the anti-prostitution pledge. The court held that the anti-prostitution pledge violated the right to free speech under the First Amendment of…

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21 Jun 2013 Anneke Meerkotter
HOLDING POLICE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR SYSTEMIC ABUSE OF SEX WORKERS...

[caption id="attachment_2923" align="alignnone" width="239"] Victor Mhango at a workshop in Blantyre on 13 June 2013[/caption] It is common knowledge that the criminalisation of activities related to sex work places sex workers at risk of abuse from the police. This is…

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06 Jun 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: KASONKOMONA WINS FIRST ROUND BATTLE...

Ground Up Zambian activist Paul Kasonkomona has won an important first round in his court battle. In an interview on Zambian television in April he called for the recognition of gay and lesbian rights, as well as the rights of…

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22 May 2013 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: HOMOSEXUAL CASE REFERRED TO HIGH COURT...

The Lusaka Magistrate’s Court ruled today that the criminal case against HIV activist Paul Kasonkomona should be transferred to the High Court for a hearing on the constitutional issues raised by the defence around the freedom of expression. Kasonkomona was…

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26 Mar 2013 Nyasha Chingore
SALC HOSTS SENSITISATION MEETING OF SADC MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ON CERVICAL CANCE...

SADC Members of Parliament sitting on the SADC PF HIV Committee met in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 1st of March 2013 to discuss the availability of services and policies related to cervical cancer in the SADC region. The meeting…

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27 Aug 2012 Staff Writer
Workshop on public interest litigation in Zambia...

On 21 August 2012, the Zambia AIDS Law Research and Advocacy Network (ZARAN) and Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) jointly hosted a strategy workshop with lawyers in Lusaka, Zambia. The workshop was made possible with the kind assistance of the…

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22 Aug 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: HOW TO FIGHT HIV CRIMINALIZATION IN COURTS OF LAW AND PUBLIC O...

As the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC, presented hopes of achieving an AIDS-free generation, some advocates focused attention on a major obstacle to this goal: the criminalization of people living with or at high risk for…

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17 Aug 2012 Staff Writer
ZIMBABWE: POLICING SEX WORK – AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE?...

For the past three months police in Harare have been conducting operations to arrest women in bars and night clubs. According to the Harare police, these operations are part of an effort to reduce touts, street children and prostitution in…

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21 Jul 2012 Staff Writer
Former president of Botswana leads to “end the epidemic of bad laws”...

[caption id="attachment_2556" align="alignnone" width="300"] Barbare Lee; Michel Sidibé; Jan Eliason; Helen Clark; Festus Mogae[/caption] The 9th of July 2012 has proved to be a momentous day for advocates for the repeal of criminal laws against sex workers and LGBT communities. This…

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