Justice system

Zikhethele: use the law to end domestic violence

This book was written to empower women who are victims of domestic violence to use the Act and other legal options to protect themselves. Information about the law and legal rights is one of the first steps in empowering victims/survivors of domestic violence. The information in this booklet is intended to assist the survivors to […]

Uganda Coalition on the International criminal court

Following the public demonstrations that have rocked the country in the past years most notably the Mabiira Forest anti-give away demonstrations of 2007, the September riots of 11th  2009  that followed Government’s refusal to allow the Kabaka visit Kayunga and the Walk-to-work demostrations which claimed more than 40 lives and destruction of property worth billions […]

September 14, 2016 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights | Justice system Programs: Gender & Governance

Women and the law: Conference report

The law society of South Africa was a major milestone in uniting the attorney’s profession. This focused on integration on the basis of achieving equity on racial grounds. Transformation with regard to gender was gradually placed on the agenda and the LSSA Gender Committee has approached the transformation of the attorney’s profession with urgency,. The […]

The Married Persons Act Equality Act (Act 1 of 1996)

The provisions of this part shall apply to every marriage in the community of property, irrespective of the date on which such marriage was entered into.

September 9, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Human Rights | Justice system Programs: Gender & Governance

A summary of the combating of rape Act

A new law on rape called the combating of rape Act came on force in Namibia in June 2000. This law is one of the most progressive laws on rape in the world.

A summary of The Married persons Equity Act

The purpose of the Married Persons Equality Act is to remove some form of sex discrimination in marriage. This is necessary to bring Namibian law on marriage in line with the Namibian Constitution.

September 9, 2016 Themes: Culture and Tradition | Human Rights | Justice system Programs: Gender & Governance

Agenda: twenty years of the constitution: reflecting on citizenship and gender justice

An article entitled Two decades of jurisprudence on substantive gender equality: what the Constitutional Court got right and wrong; another on judicial deconstruction of customary law for gender equality which looks at selected case law and an article on employment equity and elimination of discrimination: where are women with disabilities in the hierarchy? and Deaf […]

September 9, 2016 Themes: Feminism | Justice system | Land | LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

The church of the province of Uganda: Peace and social justice policy

Peace and social justice are at the heart of the Gospel of the good news of Jesus Christ and as such, the Church of Uganda is fully committed to the principles that promotes fair treatment and social justice to its staff and congregation. We in the church of Uganda believe that fair treatment and Social […]

Socio economic costs of violence against women in Mozambique

Gender violence causes harm to society and the state. This study presents the socio-economic costs of violence against women within the family and the society, with the aim of documenting the process of calculating those socio-economic costs of violence against women in Mozambique, producing recommendations that should be taken into account when planning, budgeting and […]

Protoocol against corruption

Concerned about the adverse and destabilizing affects of corruption throughout the world on the culture, economic, social and political foundations of society; noting that corruption is a serious international problem which is presently the subject of concerted action in other part of the world and and one which countries in every stage of development should […]