Category Archives: Media Statement

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

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

Media Statement: Human Rights Day: Looking Back, Moving Forward 21 March 2019

MEDIA STATEMENT: HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD 21 March 2019 Equality is one of the substantive rights enshrined in our Constitution, which is praised for being one of the most progressive constitutions in the world in terms of socio-economic and human rights. It was a struggle for equality which ignited the Sharpeville protests 59

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)

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

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

Statement – WLCT v President of the Republic of South Africa & Others

Media Statement Women’s Legal Centre Trust v President of the Republic of South Africa & Others (case no: 22481/2014) – Recognition of Muslim Marriages: The Women’s Legal Centre welcomes the judgment handed down by the Western Cape High Court this morning (31 Aug 2018) by Honourable Judges Desai, Boqwana, and Salie-Hlophe. The judgment declares that

Moosa NO and others v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and others

Media Statement Moosa NO and others v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and others (Trustees of The Women’s Legal Centre Trust as Amicus Curiae) CCT 251/17: The Women’s Legal Centre welcomes the unanimous judgment handed down this morning (29 June 2018) by the Constitutional Court in the matter of Moosa NO and Others v

Levenstein and Others v Estate of the Late Sidney Lewis Frankel and Others

Media Statement Levenstein and Others v Estate of the Late Sidney Lewis Frankel and Others (Case CCT: 170/17) The Women’s Legal Centre welcomes the unanimous judgment handed down this morning (14 June 2018) by the Constitutional Court in the matter of Levenstein and Others v Estate of the Late Sidney Lewis Frankel and Others (Case

Statement – Voice of the Unborn Baby – 1 June 2018

Media Statement Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition members apply to join as a friend of the court to ensure that women’s rights to safe and legal abortions are not eroded in South Africa On Monday, 28 May 2018, members of the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC) legal working group applied to be admitted as

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