Author Archives: Andrea Hoffman

to honour our late leader Ahmed Kathrada

Media Statement To honour our late leader Ahmed Kathrada Thursday 06 April 2017; In President Jacob Zuma’s state of the national address this year, he emphasised Governments focus on transforming the economy so that all South Africans will benefit, especially the poor, and as noted by the President the majority being black women. As the

New date agreed by the parties in the recognition of Muslim marriages class action

Media Statement New date agreed by the parties in the recognition of Muslim marriages class action Today Monday 20 March 2017, the day before Human Rights Day, a new date was agreed by the parties in the recognition of Muslim marriages class action to be heard by the High Court. The 28th August has been

failure to recognise Muslim marriages

Media Statement To recognise Muslim marriages On Monday 20 March 2017, the day before Human Rights Day, the Western Cape High Court was due to hear arguments from the WLC, the Sate, and interested parties on whether the failure to recognise Muslim marriages, among others, discriminates against women. The ongoing violation of the human rights

WLC MPL

Opinion Though Leadership – The non-recognition of Muslim marriages is tantamount to an ongoing violation of the human rights of women As we celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March we must remember that some 16 years after the Constitution came into force, legal recognition has still not been afforded to Muslim marriages. This results in

WLC SONA

Press Release THE STATE OF THE NATION, GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES AND WOMEN IN SOUTH AFRICA Women’s rights organisation Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) responds to President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address and the current SONA debates. The Presidents proposed radical social economic transformation will exclude millions of vulnerable women due lack of access. The WLC acknowledges President

Domestic Violence Act needs urgent review

Media Statement Women’s rights organisations tell parliamentary committee that the Domestic Violence Act needs urgent review. The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) and the Legal Resource Centre (LRC) submitted to a High Level Parliamentary Panel Committee that women continue to bear the brunt of non-implementation of the Domestic Violence Act.

essential services for vulnerable women

  Media Statement A collective agenda driven by women’s rights advocates and government is the only effective way to ensure better access to justice and essential services for vulnerable women. The levels of domestic violence against women is high across all racial and economic demographics in South Africa. To combat the shockingly high number of

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