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Victory for Muslim women as Constitutional Court judgment recognises their right to equal protection in marriage

The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is elated in welcoming the judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court in which it finally provides recognition of Muslim women’s rights to equal recognition and protection in marriage.

Safeguarding access to safe and legal abortions: Voice of Unborn Baby

In a country where access to abortion and other sexual and reproductive health care services are difficult to access the Constitutional Court judgment handed down on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 in the case of Voice of the Unborn Baby NPC and another v The Minister of Home Affairs and another goes a far way in ensuring that women’s right to choose is protected.

High Court vindicates women’s rights to speak about their rape experience as a critical way to combat the scourge of violence against women

The Women’s Legal Centre is inspired by the judgement handed down by the Western Cape High Court this morning in which the Court overturned an order made by the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court gagging our client from speaking about the fact that she was raped by her ex-boyfriend.

Apex court judgment enables opposite-sex life partners to inherit intestate

Through our work as the Women’s Legal Centre, we are all too aware that simply because our constitution requires equality both as a right not to be infringed and a value by which we all strive to live, traditionally most male partners dictate the nature and evolution of a romantic and intimate relationship.

Seeking to have the system used by the SAPS to determine the allocation of their human resources recognise the impact of violent crimes on women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAPE TOWN: 1 February 2022 Seeking to have the system used by the SAPS to determine the allocation of their human resources recognise the impact of violent crimes on women On 3 February 2022, the Constitutional Court will hear its first case of the year, Social Justice Coalition and Others v Minister of

Joint Press Statement: Global Gag Rule Rescinded

  Joint Press Statement: Global Gag Rule Rescinded Women’s Legal Centre and Legal Resources Centre On 28 January 2021, President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum rescinding the expanded Global Gag Rule,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

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

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

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