26 May 2017 Staff Writer
Media Advisory: Pregnant learners take case to Malawi High Court...

In November 2016, 14 primary school learners from Nkhata Bay, on the shores of Lake Malawi, filed an application for judicial review of the fines imposed on them by a local magistrate. The case will be heard by the Mzuzu…

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02 Mar 2017 Staff Writer
SALC calls for #equalhealthforall...

1 March is internationally known as Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination undermines human dignity and is a violation of human rights. As stated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the effects of discrimination aren’t isolated to the suffering…

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29 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Challenging the Criminalisation of Breastfeeding by Women Living with HI...

SALC worked with the International Coalition of Women living with HIV (ICW), Malawi and a private lawyer, Mr Wesley Mwafulirwa, to support the appeal of a woman living with HIV against her conviction of a crime for breastfeeding a child in EL…

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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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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
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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20 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
Resource Materials: Removing Legal Barriers to Treatment – Legal Training ...

On 27-29 June 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) hosted a regional training meeting for African lawyers on “Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on health and human rights” in Johannesburg, South Africa. Participants, speakers and interested parties are…

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09 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: SADC PARLIAMENTARIANS ADOPT MODEL LAW ON ERADICATING CHILD MARRIAG...

Johannesburg–On June 3rd, 2016, The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) adopted the Model Law on Eradicating Child Marriage and Protecting Children Already in Marriage. The 39th Plenary Assembly meeting in Swaziland,  SADC-PF adopted the first ever model law…

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08 Apr 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ONE STEP CLOSER TO ELIMINATING CHILD MARRIAGE IN SOUTHERN AFRI...

6 April 2016 Laws alone will not end child marriage, but they are a necessary and important starting point in de-legitimizing a practice that violates the rights of millions of adolescent girls in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is why the Southern…

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01 Apr 2016 Staff Writer
SADC: SADC LEGAL DRAFTERS APPROVE MODEL LAW...

The Daily News 26 March 2016 LEGAL drafters from Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States have approved the draft Model Law on Eradicating Child Marriage and Protecting Children Already in Marriage, setting the stage for its final adoption by…

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11 Mar 2016 Staff Writer
Malawi: Advancing the Best Interests of the Child in Decisions Relating to the I...

SALC is working with the Center for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) to advance best interests of children in decisions to incarcerate caregivers.  International guidelines recommend taking into account the best interests of the child in decisions relating to…

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08 Mar 2016 Nyasha Chingore
SALC CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY...

The 8th of March is celebrated across the world as International Women’s Day. It is a time to reflect on the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination…

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