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1 April 2022, Malawi  We applaud the parliament for considering the plight of the Malawian boy child. CHREAA has seen a lot of young boys being incarcerated for indulging in consensual and non-exploitative sexual relations with their female peers. CHREAA will always be against any kind of sexual exploitation of…
Thabo Buthelezi
1 Apr 2022
BotswanaHealth RightsJudgmentsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Botswana: Accountability for violation of rights of woman seeking reproductive healthcare in state institutions

SALC supported a case in which the Plaintiff, who had undergone a total abdominal hysterectomy and developed complications, and she was later diagnosed as having a vaginal fistula. She failed to get adequate care and timely diagnosis and treatment of her problem and commenced legal proceedings against the defendant, in…
Thabo Buthelezi
29 Mar 2022
Health RightsRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth AfricaSubmissions

SALC Submissions on the South African National Health Insurance Bill (NHI)

These submissions detail the Southern Africa Litigation Centre’s (SALC’s) concerns that the National Health Insurance Bill, 2019, removes existing forms of access to healthcare services to certain categories of foreign nationals, particularly, asylum-seekers, certain categories of children and dependents, immigration detainees, citizens of the Southern Africa Development Community and other…
Disability RightsHealth RightsSex Worker RightsSOGIE RightsTrainingZambia

Workshop Report: Using complaints to address healthcare violations in Zambia

With funding from the Africa Regional Grant on HIV, SALC hosted workshops in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia on “Using complaints to address healthcare violations”, in reference to SALC’s Guidebook on the same subject. A workshop was held in Zambia on 15 February 2017 for participants from community-based organisations and non-governmental…
Staff Writer
4 Apr 2017
AngolaBotswanaCriminal JusticeDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

According to the World Health Organisation, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide

According to the World Health Organisation, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide and is the leading cause of death amongst people living with HIV: In 2015, 1.8 million people died from TB. In many African countries, prison conditions violate peoples’ human rights in a…
Staff Writer
24 Mar 2017
BotswanaCriminal JusticeDisability RightsEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsRule of LawSex Worker RightsSexual and Reproductive Health RightsSOGIE RightsSouth AfricaZambia

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 of an individual person or group experiencing a particular incident:…
Staff Writer
2 Mar 2017
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaRule of LawSouth AfricaTanzaniaTrainingZambiaZimbabwe

Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on Health and Human Rights in Africa

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is a regional non-profit organisation working to advance human rights and protect the rule of law in Southern Africa. SALC is hosting a regional training event for African lawyers on “Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on health and human rights” with support from…
Staff Writer
28 Jun 2016