31 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
SALC Research Report: Prosecuting sexual violence against women and girls with d...

This report was prompted by Malawian civil society organisations’ perception that there is a lack of will on the part of police and prosecution to investigate and prosecute cases related to sexual violence committed against women and girls living with…

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31 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
SALC Research Report: Towards a human rights-based approach to learner pregnancy...

The Malawi government's Revised Readmission Procedures to deal with learner pregnancy was launched in 2006. Ten years later, SALC and the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) conducted research into the manner in which the policy is applied in practice. This…

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24 Jul 2017 Staff Writer
SALC Policy brief: Access to justice for healthcare violations...

In 2016 SALC launched a research report on the extent to which key populations are subjected to discrimination in the healthcare system and their ability to access redress from complaints mechanisms. The research focused on Botswana, Malawi and Zambia. Subsequently,…

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22 Jun 2017 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS ON SA GOVERNMENT TO CO-SPONSOR AND SUPPORT RESOLU...

Three important resolutions to address violence and discrimination against women and girls have been tabled at the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. One focuses on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, another on accelerating efforts to…

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29 May 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Detention of Learners for Pregnancy...

SALC is working with Youth Watch Society (YOWSO) in Malawi on a case seeking the review of a Magistrates Court decision to fine parents of students who were pregnant and those responsible for the pregnancies at a school in Malawi.…

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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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