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Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

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.
Research Reports & Policy BriefsSexual and Reproductive Health RightsWomen’s Land and Property RightsZimbabwe

Policy Brief: The Recognition of Customary Marriages In Zimbabwe And The Proposed Marriages Bill

The Zimbabwe Marriage Bill, 2019 was gazetted and released for public comment on 19 July 2019. The Bill proposes to amend  the law governing marriage in Zimbabwe, in order to  consolidate the different laws and to align the law with the Constitution. This policy brief seeks to analyse the proposed…
Criminal JusticeOngoing casesSex Worker RightsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Nigeria: Challenge to arbitrary arrest of women during sweeping exercises

Factual Background The applicants were among 71 women who were arrested at various public spaces in Abuja between 17 and 26 April 2019. The arrests were carried out by the FCTA Joint Task Team comprising the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Securities and Civil Defence Corp, Nigeria Police Force, Social Development Secretariat,…
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationMalawiNewsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Media Advisory: Malawi High court to hear case on Freedom of Expression

Lilongwe, Malawi – On Monday 28 January 2019, the Malawi High Court will hear the case of a female Human Rights Defender who was arrested and detained by the Police for holding a poster deemed to be offensive whilst attending a march against gender-based violence. Background On 14 September 2017, Beatrice…
Staff Writer
23 Jan 2019