SADC #Globalgoals month of actions and results for gender equality

SADC #Globalgoals month of actions and results for gender equality

In September 2015, UN Member States adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. Southern African Development Community (SADC) governments joined the rest of the world in adopting these goals. A few months later, SADC Gender Ministers agreed to review the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development (the Protocol) in line with […]

GL Thanksgiving Dinner

August 4, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender based violence

GMDC Delegate

July 21, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Gender and Media Diversity Centre Meeting 2017

Gender Links is calling for a Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC) meeting from 16-18 August 2017. The aim of the meeting is to take stock of GMDC partner activities in the past year and identify areas that need strengthening in the GMDC. Secondly, the meeting will be part of the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance […]

July 21, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

International Human Rights Day

10 December Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights […]

December 1, 2016 Themes: Human Rights Programs: Gender Justice

Launch of SA Government local elections report

6 December In August 2016 South Africans went to the polls for local elections that left the ruling African National Congress reeling. But what has changed for women? Gender Links, South African Women in Dialogue, the South African Local Government Association and the European Union will launch an audit of Gender in the 2016 South […]

December 1, 2016 Themes: Elections Programs: Gender & Governance

Montreal Massacre: National Day of rememberance

6 December This day is commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, in which 14 young women were murdered by a lone man who declared his hatred of feminists. He left behind a note that included a list of prominent Canadian feminists whom he planned to kill.

December 1, 2016 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice

International Day for people with disabilities

The estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide face many barriers to inclusion in many key aspects of society. As a result, people with disabilities do not enjoy access to society on an equal basis with others, which includes areas of transportation, employment, and education as well as social and political participation.

November 27, 2016 Themes: Disability Programs: Gender Justice

World Aids Day

1 December World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and […]

November 24, 2016 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns

Women’s Human Rights Defenders Day

29 November Defending Women Defending Rights is an international campaign launched in 2004 for the recognition and protection of women human rights defenders who are activists advocating for the realization of all human rights for all people. The campaign asserts that women fighting for human rights and all activists defending women’s rights face specific violations […]

Giving Tuesday

29 November Giving Tuesday, often stylised as #GivingTuesday refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation […]

Findings of the Seychelles GBV Baseline Study

Findings of the Seychelles GBV Baseline Study

25 November Launch of the preliminary findings of the Seychelles GBV Baseline Study. More than half of the women (58%) and 43% of men have experienced some form of GBV at least once in their lifetime. Both women and men have perpetrated GBV with 31% and 40% prevalence rates respectively. The study further shows that […]