SALC’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights programme has the following objectives:
- To ensure a human rights approach in management of teenage/adolescent and learner pregnancy
- To challenge the practice of child and forced marriage
- To ensure accountability for health care violations relating to sexual and reproductive health rights
- To promote recognition and respect for sexual and reproductive health rights
- To challenge laws and practices that violate sexual and reproductive health rights
- To ensure accountability for and eradication of gender-based violence.
Tanzania: Challenging laws allowing child marriage.
Botswana: Challenging prescription in medical negligence claim
Zimbabwe: Case strengthening women’s access to reproductive health services.
Namibia: Challenging coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV.
Malawi: Advancing the best interests of the child in sentencing of caregivers.
Malawi: Challenge to the arrest and removal from school of pregnant learners
Malawi: Challenging the criminalisation of breastfeeding by women living with HIV.
Malawi: Protecting right to freedom of expression for Woman Human Rights Defenders
Lesotho: Challenge to unfair dismissal as a result of pregnancy in the Lesotho Defence Force.
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