Botswana Alliance village and country level workshops

These reports set out building blocks for the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance in Botswana led by the Alliance focal network in collaboration with Gender Links and the Alliance Secretariat. The strategy sought to host national meetings to canvass the Botswana Barometer, develop fact sheets, enlist champions for the 28 targets of the SADC Gender Protocol and launch a campaign Countdown to 2015 that culminates in a high profile sustainable event until 2015.

Download the village and country workshop reports below.

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Young women take centre stage at Woman Up 2018

Young women take centre stage at Woman Up 2018

Johannesburg 22 February: Young women are rising to claim their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The eighth Africa conference on sexual health and rights held in Johannesburg provided a platform for young women to amplify their voices on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Under the banner ‘Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and […]

February 22, 2018 Themes: Health | Reproductive health
Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Rural women and girls to take centre stage at CSW 62

Rural women and girls to take centre stage at CSW 62

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. Representatives of Member States, United Nations (UN) entities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend. The two week conference will run under the […]

Feminism’s got its groove back

Feminism’s got its groove back

By Colleen Lowe Morna, Tarisai Nyamweda and Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 19 January 2018: Every dark cloud truly has a silver lining. January 20 last year witnessed the inauguration of Donald Trump, the most overtly racist and sexist US president in recent history. That sparked off the biggest women’s march ever a day later: over 400 […]

Barometer GBV infogram

January 14, 2018 Themes: GBV
Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Civil society calls for gender equality in Zimbabwe

Civil society calls for gender equality in Zimbabwe

The women movement in Zimbabwe, last month under the auspices of the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) made a bold call to the new government to uphold its regional and international obligations of gender equality. This followed the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe after a military takeover and the inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as […]

What we have learnt from HIV Campaigns to end GBV

What we have learnt from HIV Campaigns to end GBV

By Ntolo Lekau Lesotho has the third-highest HIV prevalence in the world with almost one in the four (23%) people in the country living with HIV. In 2016, the government through the Ministry of Health in partnership with United States (US) government‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), at Columbia University and the Bureau of […]

Young women issues, a priority for Africa’s future

Young women issues, a priority for Africa’s future

Young women across the African continent who attended the consultation meeting on African Union Gender Policy and Gender strategy validation strongly called for serious consideration of all young women’s rights as priorities in the AU Gender strategy 2018-2027. The young women in a letter to the Africa Union Director for Women, Gender and Development, Mahawa […]

Botswana: GBV affects men too

Botswana: GBV affects men too

By Gomolemo Rasesigo I am a forty year old man called Tiro who stays in the Ngwaketse area. I work at the secondary school in the area. I am living such a hard life. I was married once and ended up divorcing with my wife. We have 2 children together and during our marriage all […]

Global : ‘Time’ magazine names #metoo movement as ‘person of the year’

Global : ‘Time’ magazine names #metoo movement as ‘person of the year’

JOHANNESBURG – Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomised by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential “person” in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday. Collectively, they’ve been named as “the silence breakers”. It’s a recognition of the cultural reckoning this year and […]

“How not to lose money”

“How not to lose money”

By Didier Marcel and Nesha Ramen Mauritius 13 December 2017: The Mauritian Chapter of the SADC Protocol Alliance Network, Mauritius Media Watch Organisation embarked on the first series of courses for Women Entrepreneur. The aim of the courses is to help women especially those who are at the margins of society to know how to […]

SADC Protocol@Work Community of Practice launch on 8 December!

SADC Protocol@Work Community of Practice launch on 8 December!

Johannesburg, 05 December 2017: Gender Links (GL) will launch the SADC Protocol@Work virtual Community of Practice (COP) on December 8, under the theme Making Information Technology (IT) Work for Gender Justice. Partners are cordially invited to join us at Physical centres across Southern Africa from 11 to 14.00 South Africa time Virtually on the Zoom […]

Gender attitudes per council by sex

November 26, 2017 Themes: Gender equality
Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance