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Botswana Court Decision amounts to a Step in the Right Direction in ensuring the Protection of women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

The recent decision of the Botswana Court of Appeal in the case of  GMJ v Attorney General clarifying the limits of the law regarding the  prescription of  medical negligence claims, is an important decision, not only in general, but as far as women’s rights are concerned. Women who approach health…
Tambudzai Gonese
Oct 31, 2018
Focus areasHuman RightsJudgmentsLesothoSexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Lesotho: Challenge to unfair dismissal of pregnant women in Defence Force

SALC provided support to Advocate Monaheng Rasokoai and FIDA-Lesotho in the case of Mokhele and Others v Commander, Lesotho Defence Force and Others. The applicants were 3 female soldiers who were discharged from the Lesotho Defence Forces on the grounds of pregnancy. The applicants were accused of disobeying a Standing…
Staff Writer
Apr 10, 2018
BotswanaCriminal JusticeDisability RightsEswatiniHealth RightsHuman 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
Mar 2, 2017
Litigation ManualsSexual and Reproductive Health RightsUncategorized

SALC Litigation Manual: Litigating cases involving sexual and reproductive health rights

This manual is a resource for private and public lawyers in southern Africa who are litigating cases in domestic courts challenging laws, policies and practices involving sexual and reproductive rights. The manual focuses on two specific sexual and reproductive rights issues: discrimination in accessing sexual and reproductive health services; and…
Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2015