SER Publications

Evictions in South Africa: Relevant International and National Standards
Author: Dr Lilian Chenwi
Published: Jun 02, 2008

Forced evictions threaten a range of human rights. These include the rights to human dignity, security of the person, privacy, health, access to adequate housing, education and life, as well as freedom of movement and freedom to choose one’s residence.

Accessing housing in the Western Cape: A guide for women vulnerable to gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS, and for organisations providing services to them
Author: Dr. Lilian Chenwi
Published: Jun 02, 2006

The guide is part of a joint project between the Community Law Centre (Socio-Economic Rights Project and Gender Project) and the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children on reducing women and girls' vulnerability to HIV/AIDS by ensuring their property and inheritance rights. This joint project aims, especially, to improve women's access to adequate housing to make them less vulnerable to gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV/AIDS. The project is supported by the International Centre for Research on Women, through financial support from UNAIDS. Written in plain language and user-friendly format, the guide aims to inform and educate its readers on the different housing allocation policies in the Western Cape Province. As the title indicates, it is targeted at women vulnerable to gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS as well as organisations providing services to them, and contains topic-specific examples illustrating the basic principles.

Realising the Rights of Children growing up in Child-headed households
Author: Julia Sloth-Nielsen
Published: Jun 02, 2004

Realising the Rights of Children growing up in Child-headed households: A guide to law policies and social advocacy was written by Professor Julia Sloth-Nielsen and edited by Sibonile Khoza and Sandra Liebenberg. This publication is aimed at presenting in an accessible form some of the main legal and policy issues that concern child-headed households. It is aimed at a broad readership, not necessarily only those who are knowledgeable about the law and legal debates.

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