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Equal pay for work of equal value

Equal pay for work of equal value

Johannesburg, 26 April : As the world celebrate International Workers Day on May 1 , the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance joins UN Women in calling for accelerated action in closing the gender pay gap. Worldwide, women only make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. As a result, there’s a lifetime of income inequality […]

April 26, 2017 Themes: Business Unusual Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Exploring the Intersections of Gender and Journalist Safety

Exploring the Intersections of Gender and Journalist Safety

The question arises whether the media development community does enough to foster engagement over the concerns surrounding gender and media practice, the unique and evolving threats confronting women journalists in the workplace and during the course of their work? Are these concerns adequately articulated within the global media development agenda? And what can be done […]

April 25, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media

World Press Freedom Day: How free are we?

World Press Freedom Day: How free are we?

“With World Press freedom Day approaching it is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.” Media plays a critical […]

April 24, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Alerts | Gender & Media | Seminars

Swaziland: Nomcebo Dlamini

Nomcebo Dlamini is a 40-year old woman who is a designer and dressmaker. She is from Sidwashini south, Mbabanein the Hhohho region. She stays with her family and her 10-year-old son. Nomcebo is physically disabled. She was knocked down by a car when she was 4years old while coming from pre-school. This accident resulted in […]

April 24, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Widow’s political pleas challenge traditional beliefs

Widow’s political pleas challenge traditional beliefs

By Lucia Makamure The outspoken comments by Barbara Hogan, the widow of Ahmed Kathrada, following his death have challenged the beliefs around mourning and widowhood in the African context. Hogan defied tradition by making her voice heard at her husband’s burial when she questioned the integrity of the President, Jacob Zuma. In an unprecedented  move […]

Bring Back our Girls: Three years on

Bring Back our Girls: Three years on

Johannesburg, 20 April 2017: Gender Links and the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance joined millions of other women around the planet who on April 14 marked the third anniversary since the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from a Chibok government secondary school by Boko Haram. To date 57 have managed to escape, 24 returned and […]

April 20, 2017 Themes: Children Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

South Africa: Zapiro cartoon misses the mark

South Africa: Zapiro cartoon misses the mark

Johannesburg, 18 March: Zapiro is at it again. Yes, again because he had a similar cartoon in 2008. The popular cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) has revived his 2008 cartoon, just different players now. Zapiro’s latest cartoon published in the Daily Maverick, shows two men and one woman pinning down a woman wearing a South African […]

April 18, 2017 Themes: Media | Sexual violence Programs: Gender & Media | Virtual Resource Centre VRC

GL said #ZumaMustGo in 2009

GL said #ZumaMustGo in 2009

The gender politics of leaders is a litmus test of their performance in government. Soon after President Jacob Zuma’s election in 2009, we wrote an open letter stating that Mr Zuma was not fit to lead. The Mail and Guardian carried the Open letter to JZ on women’s rights . GL supports marches organised by […]

Funding for gender equality

The Dutch Mission at the United Nations organised a side event as part of CSW61 to discuss ways on addressing the continued cuts on funding for women and feminist organisations. Speakers at the event included representatives from AWID, JASS and Danish Pension Funds. AWID gave a good introduction, and recalled the Organisation for Economic Co-operation […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Women’s representation in politics stagnating – IPU

(Geneva-New York, 15 March)—The number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated, with only marginal improvements since 2015, according to the data presented in the Women in Politics 2017 Map launched today by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. The Map, which depicts global rankings for women in the executive […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance