Monthly Archives: May 2020

It is time for our Government to take heed of the lived realities of womxn farmworkers

It is time for our Government to take heed of the lived realities of womxn farmworkers The Women’s Legal Centre, with the Women on Farms Project, are calling on government to open labour centres and make mobile labour centres available in rural areas so that women who live and work on farms can claim unemployment

THE WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE REMAINS DEDICATED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF GENDER EQUALITY DURING COVID-19

THE WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE REMAINS DEDICATED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF GENDER EQUALITY DURING COVID-19 At the outbreak of the Corona Virus in South Africa the Women’s Legal Centre took proactive steps to ensure that we were able to meet the challenges of the Corona pandemic head-on. We made the decision to close our offices prior

STRANDFONTEIN SHELTER SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF MONITORING WOMXN’S RIGHTS DURING A CRISIS

Strandfontein shelter shows importance of monitoring womxn’s rights during a crisis  Our government’s COVID-19 response and Disaster Management Act Regulations must be subjected to stringent monitoring to ensure the safety and security of womxn throughout the country, according to the Women’s Legal Centre. The Women’s Legal Centre has been admitted as a friend of the

WLC’s objection to the City of Cape Town’s Streets, Public Places and the Prevention of Noise Nuisances By-law

WLC’s objection to the City of Cape Town’s Streets, Public Places and the Prevention of Noise Nuisances By-law The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) has objected to the draft amendments of the Streets, Public Places and the Prevention of Noise Nuisances By-Law as proposed by the City of Cape Town. We do so on the basis

Poverty, Social Relief & Economic Recovery. A toolkit by the Women’s Legal Centre.

Poverty, Social Relief & Economic Recovery. A toolkit by the Women’s Legal Centre. The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on our communities, informal (spaza shops) and formal (small and medium) scale businesses has led to wide-scale relief responses from the private and public sector. The Women’s Legal Centre has created a detailed guide to accessing relief

PROTECTING SAFE ACCESS TO SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES DURING COVID-19

PROTECTING SAFE ACCESS TO SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES DURING COVID-19 The Women’s Legal Centre, Section 27 and the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition are calling upon Minister of Health, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, to urgently and unequivocally confirm that sexual and reproductive health services are essential services in terms of the Covid-19 regulations, and that

The Women’s Legal Centre operational despite Covid-19

The Women’s Legal Centre operational despite Covid-19 Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc globally forcing people to stay home and contributing to the closure of businesses on an unprecedented scale. One local organisation however is not only managing to keep their doors open, but also continuing with the pioneering work that they’ve become known for. The

WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE’S WORKERS’ DAY STATEMENT

WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE’S WORKERS’ DAY STATEMENT The need to commemorate and celebrate Workers’ Day is now more important than ever. The world is currently faced with a fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought into stark light the many contradictions in our world of unequal distribution and enjoyment of rights. The reality for too