The Saeanna Chingamuka Internship Programme

On 15 January 2017 Gender Links announced the Saeanna Chingamuka Internship programme of the Gender and Media Diversity Centre during a memorial ceremony after the untimely passing away of the founding manager of the centre on 24 December 2016. Chingamuka earned a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. She began […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

A tribute to Saeanna Chingamuka

A tribute to Saeanna Chingamuka

By Colleen Lowe Morna, GL CEO Amai na Baba Saeanna; handzvadzi, hama ne shamwari: Saeanna yanga iri tsvarakadenga yai nganikira kwese kwese kwaienda! Family and friends, there is a word in Shona – tsvarakadenga- that literally translated means “one who lights up the skies.” Saeanna was one such person. I pride myself on being one […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Sunrise campaign will run for 365 days of the year

Sunrise. A new day. A fresh start. A chance to move from despair to hope. To empower women. To break the cycle of gender violence. During the Season of Giving & Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Violence from 24 November to 26 December, Gender Links is running the Sunrise Campaign calling on all who […]

International: African Feminists at AWID Forum Call for Sustainable Resourcing

International: African Feminists at AWID Forum Call for Sustainable Resourcing

Salvador, Brazil, 9 September: African feminists have called on donors to “put their money where their mouth is” by funding indigenous African women’s rights organisations threatened with closure as funding priorities shift. While pledging to “get out of the box” and look into new sources of funding, including African philanthropy, a vibrant panel at the […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality Programs: News

10 December marks the end of the Sixteen Days

10 December is International Human Rights Day. It marks the close of the Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. 10 December is also the twentieth anniversary of the South African Constitution that delivered the promise of gender equality and the right to bodily integrity. As we end the Sixteen Days and move into […]

December 9, 2016 Themes: Gender violence | Human Rights Programs: Gender Justice

Southern Africa: Is media part of the problem or solution in addressing GBV?

By Tarisai Nyamweda Picture this: Getting a tutorial on national television on how to master the art of covering facial bruises after you have been physically assaulted. Unbelievable and appalling stuff, right? Well this horrific fantasy became a reality in Morocco, ironically on the eve of the start of the 16 Days of Activism for […]

December 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence | Media Programs: Gender Justice

SA falls short of gender parity targets at local level

Johannesburg, 6 December: Women’s representation in local government increased from 39% in 2011 to 41% in the 3 August 2016 local elections, falling short of South Africa’s regional and international commitments to gender equality. According to a report released by Gender Links today, in 2016, women comprised an all-time record high of 48% of PR […]

December 6, 2016 Themes: Elections | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

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 violence Programs: Gender Justice