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The Recognition of Muslim Marriages in South Africa

The Recognition of Muslim Marriages in South Africa The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) was back in the Supreme Court of Appeal yesterday after being unable to reach agreement with the state on key issues that affect Muslim women.    Cape Town, 1 October – The case was heard by the Judges of the Supreme Court…

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The Bwanya Statement

The Bwanya Statement A win for #equalityinrelationships Cape Town, 30 September 2020 – The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) welcomes the judgment handed down by the Western Cape High Court this afternoon relating to the rights of women living in opposite sex domestic partnerships. “I find that the failure to include the heterosexual partnerships within s1(1)…

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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 have once again called upon Minister of Health, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, to urgently and unequivocally confirm that sexual and reproductive health services are available and accessible to womxn at public health…

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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…

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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…

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Media Statement: Stop the Silencing of Womxn Victims 18 March 2019

MEDIA STATEMENT: STOP THE SILENCING OF WOMXN VICTIMS 18 March 2019 On 13 March 2019, Gugu Ncube staged a one-womxn protest outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Ncube’s placard read: “President Ramaphosa: 1) The police are used to intimidate, threaten and harass me. 2) I was raped, sexually harassed by Shibambu Mhlava at UNISA. 3)…

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Media Statement: Justice for the families of the CTCHC housing scheme

Media Statement Justice for the families of the CTCHC housing scheme Women have historically been disproportionately and negatively impacted by a lack of access to adequate housing, and evictions. There exists an ongoing discrimination faced by women in respect of access to land, housing, tenure security, and ownership; which also operates when women attempt to…

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Women’s Legal Centre Statement: Satchwell Report in Equal Education Inquiry disregards sexual harassment complainants

Media Statement Satchwell Report in Equal Education Inquiry disregards sexual harassment complainants: In August 2018 the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) received instructions on behalf of numerous women to provide them with advice and to represent them before an Inquiry established by Equal Education (EE) to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and similar misconduct by Doron…

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