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Official registration of key populations organizations opens doors for funding and sustainable HIV responses

Local community groups working with populations vulnerable to HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa are making inroads into obtaining official recognition by their governments, which is expanding opportunities for increased funding and ensuring a more substantial, and needed, role in national HIV responses in the region. Globally, new HIV infections are on…
Staff Writer
Nov 30, 2018
Children's RightsEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRule of LawSOGIE Rights

Statement: Launch of research report on “The alignment of Eswatini’s domestic law with recommendations of United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms”

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre released a report on "The Alignment of Eswatini's Domestic law with recommendations of United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms" in Mbabane on the 13th of September 2018. The report was drafted with support from the European Union. SALC is implementing this EU project, Rights4All, in partnership…
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Sep 14, 2018
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ZIMBABWE: CHALLENGING THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF ZIMBABWEANS IN THE DIASPORA

Shumba & Others v Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & Others SALC supported three members of the Zimbabwe Diaspora, represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who challenged the provisions of the Electoral Act which prohibit Zimbabweans who live abroad from registering to vote or voting in elections.…
Staff Writer
Jan 18, 2018
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NEWS RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS APPLAUD AFRICAN COMMISSION’S LAUNCH OF HIV REPORT

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire –  On this International Human Rights Day, regional human rights organisations commend the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) on the adoption and launch of the summary version of the Report on the Law and Human Rights in the African Human Rights System: Key Challenges…
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Dec 11, 2017