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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South Africa: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

South Africa: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

By Yolanda Dyantyi Pretoria, 6 July: Gender Links in collaboration with South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) and UNISA Women’s Forum held a seminar “Women in Dialogue, Women in Action” under the theme “Towards a new phase of the South African young women’s movement” The conversation which was facilitated by multi-talented media personality, feminist, and […]

Zimbabwe: Mazowe Rural District Council

The Mazowe Rural District is in the Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe. The council has crafted a number of gender-related policies to guide its work through implementing a gender policy and an action plan. There are 34 male councillors and 8 female councillors. The council is working to increase the proportion of female councillors from […]

Lesotho: Berea Urban Council

Berea Urban council is found in the Berea district that comprises population of    25 149 approximately. Teyateyaneng is the capital of the district. The council has 14 members which 10 are men and 4 are women, but that doesn’t stop the council from working hard to mainstream gender in their work. There is not much […]

Role & Sustainability of African Regional NGOs

Role & Sustainability of African Regional NGOs

Communique: Role and Sustainability of African Regional NGOs, 28-29 May African Regional NGOs (RNGOs) ended a two day round table in Johannesburg with a call to their governments, regional economic commissions, and international co-operating partners to join hands with them in strengthening regional civil society organisations. The self-funded dialogue began as a Southern African initiative […]

Africa: Not yet Uhuru!

Africa: Not yet Uhuru!

By Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 25 May: On this day in 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OUA) now known as the Africa Union (AU) was founded in Addis Ababa with a commitment to free the continent from colonial rule and to improve the living standards across member states. Fifty-five years later, so much has changed […]

CSW 62: Harnessing citizen data to measure SDG 5

CSW 62: Harnessing citizen data to measure SDG 5

By Colleen Lowe Morna New York, 20 March:  How can national statistical bureau harness citizen generated data for measuring SDG 5 – gender equality? This is one of many questions addressed at side events organised by UN Women at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women underway in New York. The Southern African Gender […]

Gender Links to take part in CSW 62

Gender Links to take part in CSW 62

Gender Links is set to take part in the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women which takes 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 […]

International Women’s Month 2018

International Women’s Month 2018

Johannesburg, 5 March: March is a month of unprecedented #PressforProgress for Women’s Rights. 1 March marked the anniversary of the #SheDecides campaign. 8 March is International Women’s Day. The 62nd annual Commission on the Status of Women meeting at the UN in New York from 12 -23 March will focus on rural women with a sub-theme on gender […]

Press release: GL announces support for SheDecides movement

Press release: GL announces support for SheDecides  movement

1 March 2018, Johannesburg – Gender Links, has announced its support for the international movement SheDecides.  Gender Links is working with the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance network to strengthen Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) work in Southern Africa, to gather evidence, lobby and advocate on sensitive areas such as unsafe abortion, family planning and […]

African Women’s CSW62 Advocacy Position & Policy Recommendations

  In a bid strengthen African women’s participation and contribution to the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), FEMNET and NGO CSW/Africa in partnership with UN Women and other partners, convened a Regional Strategy Meeting of Civil Society in Johannesburg in October 2017. The convening mapped out key strategies […]

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