02 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
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…

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24 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from judges and lawye...

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. During 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre,…

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17 Dec 2016 Staff Writer
INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST SEX WORKERS...

17 December is celebrated as International Day on no Violence against Sex Workers. As the world remembers this day we are reminded of the challenges facing sex workers in all corners in the world. As a sex worker from Zambia…

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09 Dec 2016 Staff Writer
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: SALC LOOKS BACK ON KEY DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENG...

Every year, on 10 December, the world celebrates International Human Rights Day – the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The celebrations recognise the commitment by nations in…

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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
The LEGABIBO case: A victory for the right to freedom of association...

In March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal ruled that the government's refusal to register an LGBT organisation unconstitutional. This ground-breaking case created important precedent on the right to freedom of association, and the right of LGBT persons to advocate…

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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
Laws and policies affecting transgender persons in Southern Africa...

Throughout Africa, transgender persons have to contend with pervasive negative experiences, such as societal stigma and discrimination. Many transgender men and women experience discrimination and harassment in their daily lives – at work, at home, while they are walking on…

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17 May 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: TOWARDS AN LGBTQ AFRICA...

On Anti-Homophobia Day, Tashwill Esterhuizen examines the state of rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people on the African continent and argues that civil society can play a more meaningful role in changing governments’ conservative, sometimes oppressive, approach to…

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18 Mar 2016 Tashwill Esterhuizen
Significant Progress as Botswana Court of Appeal Recognises the Rights of LGBT P...

On 16 March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal, unanimously, delivered a landmark judgment in which it dismissed the government of Botswana’s appeal against a Gaborone High Court decision which allowed for the registration of the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals Organisation…

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16 Mar 2016 Staff Writer
News Release: Groundbreaking judgment by Botswana Court of Appeal on Freedom of ...

On 16 March 2016, a full bench of the Court of Appeal of Botswana delivered a significant judgment in the case of Attorney General v Thuto Rammoge and 19 Others upholding the decision of the High Court and ordering the…

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16 Mar 2016 Staff Writer
Botswana: Challenging the Refusal to Register a LGBT Organisation...

In March 2013, twenty individuals filed a case before the High Court of Botswana, asking the court to review the decision by the Director of Civil and National Registration and the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs to refuse to register…

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