Category Archives: Press release

The WLC encouraged by WCHC landmark decision against an interdict seeking to silence rape survivor

CAPE TOWN: 30 August 2021 The WLC encouraged by WCHC landmark decision against an interdict seeking to silence rape survivor The WLC welcomes the judgement made by Judge Baartman earlier today in which she found against Melvin Booysen who had sought to interdict June Major Dolley from posting about him publicly and on social media.

Constitutional Court decision in Qwelane case is a win for womxn’s rights in South Africa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 July 2021 Constitutional Court decision in Qwelane case is a win for womxn’s rights in South Africa ___________________________________________________________________________ The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is encouraged by the Constitutional Court’s decision, handed down today, which confirms that section 10(b) and 10(c) of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act

Women’s Legal Centre admitted as friend of the court in landmark case addressing the public naming of sexual violence perpetrators

CAPE TOWN: The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) welcomes the decision made by the Western Cape High Court today to admit the WLC as an amicus curiae, or friend of the court, in the landmark case Booysen vs Dolley which will have wide consequences for womxn who choose to name their perpetrators of sexual violence publicly

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Joint Press Statement: Global Gag Rule Rescinded

  Joint Press Statement: Global Gag Rule Rescinded Women’s Legal Centre and Legal Resources Centre On 28 January 2021, President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum rescinding the expanded Global Gag Rule,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 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

Another delay, but a key concession in realising Muslim women’s rights in marriage

Another delay, but a key concession in realising Muslim women’s rights in marriage The Women’s Legal Centre is hopeful that the President and the Minister of Justice will meet their Constitutional obligations and that a resolution will be found by the end of the Court’s term next month.   Cape Town, 26 August 2020 –

The Women’s Legal Centre operational despite Covid-19

The Women’s Legal Centre operational despite Covid-19 Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc globally forcing people to stay home and contributing to the closure of businesses on an unprecedented scale. One local organisation however is not only managing to keep their doors open, but also continuing with the pioneering work that they’ve become known for. The

Levenstein (and 7 others) and Sidney Frankel

Media Release LEVENSTEIN & 7 OTHERS /SIDNEY FRANKEL & OTHERS 170/17 (CC ): PARTIES TO SEEK CONFIRMATION OF JUDGMENT THAT DECLARED PRESCRIPTION OF SEXUAL OFFENCES UNCONSTITUTIONAL On 14 November the Constitutional Court will hear the case seeking confirmation of the South Gauteng High Court judgment handed down on the 19 June by Acting Judge Hartford

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