Category Archives: Media Statement

Court case seeks to the end the prescription of sexual offences.

Media Statement Sexual Harassment in the Social Justice Sector The Women’s Legal Centre is an African feminist legal centre that advances women’s rights and equality. Like so many other institutions in the social justice sector we have been deeply affected by the recent media reports, statements and admissions from individuals and organisations who we have

Western Cape Education Department & another v S (Women’s Legal Centre as Amicus Curiae)

Media Statement Head of Department: Western Cape Education Department & another v S (Women’s Legal Centre as Amicus Curiae) (1209/2016) [2017]: The Women’s Legal Centre welcomes the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday 13 December 2017. The judgment concerned the mother of a child who had attended Fish Hoek High

We are shocked at the arrest of our colleagues by the Tanzanian Police

Media Statement Issued by CHESA and ISLA. 20 October 2017, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania: On Tuesday, 17 October 2017, a legal consultation convened by Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) and Community Health Services and Advocacy (CHESA) was raided by the Tanzanian Police. The consultation was convened in order to get more instructions and evidence on

Court case seeks to the end the prescription of sexual offences.

Media Statement Court case seeks to the end the prescription of sexual offences. Today 22 May the Women’s Legal Centre will appear as a ‘friend of the court’ (amicus curiae) in the South Gauteng High Court in the matter between Levenstein (and 7 others) and Sidney Frankel, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, and

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

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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