24 Apr 2012 Staff Writer
SALC and its partners chart a roadmap to increase availability of and access to ...

From 25 – 26 April 2012, SALC will host a meeting to discuss an advocacy strategy aimed at increasing access to and availability of cervical cancer prevention and treatment services as part of sexual and reproductive health services for women…

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02 Sep 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MOGOENG’S SHOCKING CHILD RAPE RULINGS...

As Constitutional Court Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng prepares to be interviewed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for the position of chief justice in Cape Town on Saturday, more of his controversial judgments have surfaced, this time relating to child rape.…

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14 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: LAWYERS ACCUSE SWAZI CHIEF JUSTICE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT...

Swazi lawyers have filed a sexual harassment case against the chief justice, who sparked controversy by suspending a judge for "insulting" King Mswati III. The nation’s lawyers went on strike six days ago to protest against Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi’s…

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13 Dec 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: NAMIBIAN HIGH COURT CONTINUES TRIAL IN COERCED STERILIZATION OF HIV POS...

The Windhoek High Court will continue hearing the case of three HIV-positive women who were allegedly subjected to sterilization without their consent at public hospitals in Namibia on 18 January. The women are suing the Government of Namibia for violations…

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30 Oct 2010 Staff Writer
SOUTHERN AFRICA: MORE STERILIZATIONS OF HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN UNCOVERED...

JOHANNESBURG, 30 August 2010 (PlusNews) – Veronica* did not realize she had been sterilized while giving birth to her daughter until four years later when, after failing to conceive, she and her boyfriend consulted a doctor. "I was like ‘Okay,…

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09 Sep 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: NAMIBIAN WOMEN WITH HIV TELL OF FORCED STERILISATIONS...

"I was in labour at the state hospital when a nurse showed me a paper and said I must sign to allow a Caesarean section," she told a court last week, speaking through an interpreter. "I did not know this…

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09 Sep 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: STERILISATION SPARKS SOCIAL OUTCRY...

When an HIV-positive woman in labour arrived at a Namibian state hospital in October 2007, she did not know that the health workers responsible for delivering her baby would also be responsible for ensuring that she could never bear babies…

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31 Jul 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIAN HIGH COURT BEGINS TRIAL IN COERCED STERILIZATION OF HIV POSITIVE WOMEN ...

The case of three HIV-positive women suing the Namibian government for coerced sterilisation was continued until 1 September 2010. The High Court in Windhoek began hearing the case of three HIV-positive women, who are suing the Namibian government for subjecting…

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07 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN STERILISED AGAINST THEIR WILL...

By City Press International law recognises the widespread and forced use of this practice as a crime against humanity anna-maria lombard At least 12 South African women, sterilised against their will because they have HIV, are planning to take the…

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02 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: STERILISATION CASE IN COURT...

WINDHOEK – The case in which Government is being taken to court over the alleged forced sterilisation of six women at state medical facilities reopened in the High Court yesterday, and is likely to continue next week. Each of the…

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31 May 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: ARE NAMIBIAN WOMEN BEING FORCIBLY STERILISED?...

REHOBOTH, Namibia
, May 31 (IPS) – A landmark court case, alleging that HIV-positive women were forcibly sterilised in Namibian state hospitals begins in Windhoek’s High Court on Jun. 1. Human rights groups claim the practice has continued long after the…

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28 May 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: WORLD ATTENTION FALLS ON NAM STERILISATION CASE...

ALL eyes will be on Namibia next week when the case of HIV-positive women, allegedly sterilised in State hospitals without their consent, goes to court. The three women are suing the Ministry of Health and Social Services for one million Namibian…

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