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Linking Climate, Gender and HIV Justice: A Preliminary Report on Access to HIV Treatment and Care for People Living on Lake Chilwa Islands, Malawi

This is a preliminary report on barriers to access to HIV treatment and care experienced by communities living in and around the Lake Chilwa area in Malawi. A fact-finding mission was undertaken in August 2018 by the Coalition of Woman Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi (COWLHA) and the Gender and…
Annabel Raw
3 Jun 2019
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHealth RightsNewsSADCSex Worker RightsSOGIE Rights

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
30 Nov 2018
AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of CongoEswatiniHealth RightsLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNewsSOGIE RightsSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZimbabwe

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…
Staff Writer
11 Dec 2017
Health RightsMozambiqueNewsSex Worker Rights

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON THE CRIMINALISATION OF HIV AT THE 61ST ORIDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLE’S RIGHTS

BANJUL, The Gambia—Civil society organisations working on HIV and human rights, delivered a statement at the 61st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights condemning the disturbing trend of the enactment of repressive HIV specific laws which often contain provisions that criminalise HIV, transmission, non-disclosure and…
Staff Writer
6 Nov 2017
Articles and OpinionsBotswanaFocus areasFocus countriesHealth RightsSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: BOTSWANA’S HEALTH BILL WORRIES REGIONAL RIGHTS BODY

The Sunday Standard The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) has punched holes in Botswana’s Public Health Bill, warning it might result in human rights violations. The SALC has raised its own concerns in support of previous ones raised locally by human rights lawyer and director at the Botswana Network on Ethics…
Staff Writer
24 Mar 2013