Johannesburg, 11 June – Sometimes it pays for communities to cry out in desperation. It has certainly paid off for the !Kung San living in the N≠a Jaqna Conservancy in Namibia’s western Tsumkwe region, who issued a desperate plea last week for the authorities to tackle the illegal land invasions that were threatening their future.Read More
Johannesburg, 30 July 2012 – In a landmark judgment, the High Court in Windhoek found today that the Namibian government had coercively sterilised three HIV-positive women in violation of their basic rights.
“This decision is a significant victory for HIV positive women in Namibia,” said Nicole Fritz, the Executive Director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). “This ruling affirms not only the rights of HIV positive women but also of all women to access their sexual and reproductive rights.”Read More