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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…
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Nov 30, 2018
BotswanaFocus areasFocus countriesFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHuman RightsNewsSOGIE Rights

NEWS RELEASE: BOTSWANA REGISTRAR CHANGES TRANSGENDER MAN’S IDENTITY DOCUMENT FROM FEMALE TO MALE

The Registrar of National Registration of Botswana has issued a transgender man a new identity document that correctly reflects his male gender identity. Previously, the High Court of Botswana in a case of ND v Attorney General of Botswana and others, per Justice Nthomiwa Nthomiwa, handed down a judgment in…
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Jan 8, 2018
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SALC IN THE NEWS: PROGRESSIVE BOTSWANA COURT AFFIRMS THAT LEGAL RECOGNITION OF GENDER IDENTITY AT CORE OF HUMAN DIGNITY

The Daily Maverick Tashwill Esterhuizen For the second time in two years, the Botswana courts have shown themselves to be champions of jurisprudence which acknowledges the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their right to equal protection before the law.  Identity plays a pivotal role in many…
Focus countriesFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationSOGIE RightsZambia

SALC IN THE NEWS: HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST PAUL KASONKOMONA WAS EXPRESSING HIS OWN OPINION-MUVI TV

Lusaka Times Muvi Television General Manager, Costa Mwansa, testified in a case in which Human RightsActivist, Paul Kasokomona has been charged with idle and disorderly conduct. Mr. Mwansa who is also presenter of Muvi Television’s Assignment programme on which Kasonkomona featured, appeared before Lusaka Resident Magistrate, Lameck Ng’ambi. He explained that…
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Nov 28, 2013
Focus areasFocus countriesFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationHuman RightsSex Worker RightsSOGIE RightsZambia

SALC IN THE NEWS: HOMOSEXUAL CASE REFERRED TO HIGH COURT

The Lusaka Magistrate’s Court ruled today that the criminal case against HIV activist Paul Kasonkomona should be transferred to the High Court for a hearing on the constitutional issues raised by the defence around the freedom of expression. Kasonkomona was arrested in April 2013 and charged with violating section 178(g)…
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May 22, 2013