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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13 Jul 2012 Staff Writer
Litigating against loitering laws – PILG panel...

The Public Interest Law Gathering, organised from 11 to 13 July 2012 in Johannesburg, reflected on some of the challenges to public interest litigation. Among the different panels, was one on the extent to which loitering and related laws are used…

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13 Jul 2012 Staff Writer
BOTSWANA: AIDS RESPONSE MUST BE GUIDED BY HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE...

In Botswana and across Africa, HIV continues to prey on women, sex workers and men who have sex with men. It is clear that to end the HIV epidemic, we must protect and support these groups. Yet, our country and…

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14 Nov 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: PROSTITUTES SUE GOVERNMENT...

Two years after 14 commercial sex workers in Mwanza were arrested by police and forced to undergo an HIV test, the issue has now taken a dramatic turn with the sex workers dragging government to court for unfair action and…

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07 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
US court finds anti-prostitution pledge for funding violates free speech...

What does the decision of a US court sitting in New York have to do with our HIV work here in Africa? Turns out a lot. Yesterday the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the US government cannot require organisations…

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12 Oct 2009 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI POLICE DEMAND HIV TESTS...

It was, Malawian police say, a routine sweep for criminals at one of the country’s busiest border posts. They were looking for criminals. But when the police arrested 14 prostitutes as part of their search, and then allegedly forcefully tested…

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