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rights based response to HIV and TB in Southern and East Africa
ZLHR wins landmark ruling on persecution of vulnerable women charged with soliciting for prostitution
The Constitutional Court on Wednesday 27 May 2015 halted and outlawed the prosecution of nine women who were arrested last year and charged with soliciting for the purposes of prostitution in a major landmark ruling for women who are considered vulnerable in the Zimbabwean society
ARASA and SADC PF Human and Social Development and Special Programmes Regional Standing Committee Meeting on Criminalisation of HIV exposure and transmission
15 May, 2015 Lusaka, 15 May 2015 – Today, Justice Judy Mulongoti confirmed the 2014 ruling of His Worship Lameck Ng’ambi in which he acquitted human rights activist, Paul Kasonkomona.
Dear Chair and Commissioners of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, We, the undersigned civil society organisations, write to you as concerned organisations and citizens of the African continent to raise concern about the xenophobic attacks currently occurring, mainly against African foreign nationals, in the Republic of South Africa. We come to you, as the body responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights in the African continent, requesting you to call upon the South African government to take concrete steps to end these attacks, prosecute perpetrators and protect foreign nationals living in their territory from violations of their human rights, including the right to life.
Johannesburg, South Africa – on 16 April, KELIN was awarded the 2015 AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) HIV, TB and Human Rights award at a ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa.