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SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

Polokwane, 17 March: The first ever joint SADC Protocol@Work Summit between two countries ended on a high note last night with awards celebrating local efforts to promote gender equality in South Africa and Swaziland. Over 150 participants from Capricorn District Municipality (CDM), Gender Links (GL) Swaziland Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government, entrepreneurs […]

The LUX Project – Empowerment Training for Women in Cite Mangalkhan, Mauritius

This project will holistically help women to come out of their precarious situation through an Empowerment programme. This will help them be less vulnerable to depression, discouragement, violence, unemployment and other health and social ills. The project has been launched on the 14th of March in line with the International Day of Women 2017. 24 […]

CSW61: Time to end the gender pay gap

CSW61: Time to end the gender pay gap

Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance joins global calls for equal pay    New York, 15 March. The Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance has joined calls by participants at the Commission on the Status of Women 61 (CSW61) calling for swift action to end the gender pay gap. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) […]

March 15, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Madagascar: Being bold for gender equality

Madagascar, 8 March:  Be bold for change is the slogan of International Women’s Day this year. It is one thing to be bold, another is to bring about lasting change. At Gender Links we have tried to be bold by insisting against the many pressures to deliver instant results that there are no short cuts […]

March 9, 2017 Themes: Governance | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

All talk, little money for women’s rights

All talk, little money for women’s rights

It’s International Women’s Day and I am struggling with many emotions. I am opening the fourth invitation in as many days to an embassy round table on women’s rights in Southern Africa, and I am tempted to politely request that they donate the lunch or breakfast money to our work on the ground. I have […]

Justice is served in Mozambique

Justice is served in Mozambique

Johannesburg, 7 March 2017: Gender Links (GL) joins in celebrating the victory of Josina Machel won in a recent high profile domestic violence case against her ex-boyfriend which left her blind in one eye. Although the perpetrator was given a suspended sentence and still wishes to appeal it, this is a bold statement that all […]

March 7, 2017 Themes: Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Working for bold change

Working for bold change

Johannesburg, 7 March: On 8 March 2017, Gender Links (GL) joined the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) under the United Nations theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.” GL, notes the huge changes happening in world of work and calls on all Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders’ […]

SADC gender activists want action and results!

SADC gender activists want action and results!

Johannesburg, 8 March: The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance calls on governments to finalise the Monitoring, Evaluation and Results (MER) Framework accompanying the Post 2015 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development as part of their International Women’s Day (IWD) commitments. In August 2016 2015, Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State adopted an updated […]

March 7, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

GL Sunrise Campaign wins Investing in the Future Award

GL Sunrise Campaign wins Investing in the Future Award

Gender Links has been named winner of the Mail and Guardian 2016 Investing in the Future Awards for Job Creation and Enterprise Development. The awards, announced on 25 November at the start of the Sixteen Days of Activism campaign, recognise “business as a force for good.” GL’s winning entry is its Empower Women, End Violence […]

March 2, 2017 Themes: Economic violence | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Kamanjab COE Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept   Score Card Buy in Report II Situation analysis   Situation Analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development     IV Inception workshop   Inception workshop V Action planning workshop   Action plan VI Adoption of action plan and signing […]

February 28, 2017 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance