Author Archives: Johan

We need feminist places of work: How ILO Convention 190 can help to get us there

This Worker’s Day the Women’s Legal Centre joins womxn around the world in urging their governments to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s Convention 190 to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work.

Joint Press Statement: Women’s Legal Centre, Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition of South Africa and Legal Resources Centre

Joint Press Statement: Women’s Legal Centre, Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition of South Africa and Legal Resources Centre   Safeguarding access to safe and legal abortions – Judgment handed down in the matter of Voice of the Unborn Baby NPC and another v Minister of Home Affairs and another   On 26 March 2021, the

Joint Press Statement: Global Gag Rule Rescinded

  Joint Press Statement: Global Gag Rule Rescinded Women’s Legal Centre and Legal Resources Centre On 28 January 2021, President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum rescinding the expanded Global Gag Rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy, that was reinstated by President Trump in 2017. The Global Gag Rule (GGR) is a policy that

IN REMEMBRANCE OF DONNA GAIL FORTUIN

6 January 2021 IN REMEMBRANCE OF DONNA GAIL FORTUIN 1980 – 2021 It is with deep sadness that The Women’s Legal Centre and its staff report the passing of our dearest colleague and friend, Donna Gail Fortuin. Donna passed away in the early hours of 6 January 2021 at Constantiaberg Hospital in Cape Town due

The Supreme Court of Appeal affirms the obligation of the state to take steps to recognise Muslim marriages in South Africa

The Supreme Court of Appeal affirms the obligation of the state to take steps to recognise Muslim marriages in South Africa The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) notes the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal today, 18 December 2020, which recognises the injustice and stigma suffered by Muslim women in South Africa because

Towards a compassionate feminist society

Towards a compassionate feminist society Statement by the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) on Reconciliation Day, 16 December 2020 This year, Reconciliation Day presents us all with another opportunity to consider how painfully far we remain from the values and principles adopted in drafting the Constitution of South Africa. It is an opportunity to strengthen our

365 Days of Protecting Womxn

365 Days of Protecting Womxn Cape Town, 26 November 2020 – The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) continues to hold its stance that eradicating violence against womxn should be a focal point of our every day and not only 16 days of the year. This is in light of the fact that only 7.8% of the

The Mahlangu Case and The Recognition of Women’s Work as Work

The Mahlangu Case and The Recognition of Women’s Work as Work This judgment realises the rights of domestic workers in South Africa Cape Town, 19 November – Domestic workers in South Africa have historically been discriminated against by not having their care work recognised as work, and by being excluded from social security benefits that

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