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Civil society calls for gender equality in Zimbabwe

Civil society calls for gender equality in Zimbabwe

The women movement in Zimbabwe, last month under the auspices of the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) made a bold call to the new government to uphold its regional and international obligations of gender equality. This followed the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe after a military takeover and the inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as […]

What we have learnt from HIV Campaigns to end GBV

What we have learnt from HIV Campaigns to end GBV

By Ntolo Lekau Lesotho has the third-highest HIV prevalence in the world with almost one in the four (23%) people in the country living with HIV. In 2016, the government through the Ministry of Health in partnership with United States (US) government‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), at Columbia University and the Bureau of […]

Young women issues, a priority for Africa’s future

Young women issues, a priority for Africa’s future

Young women across the African continent who attended the consultation meeting on African Union Gender Policy and Gender strategy validation strongly called for serious consideration of all young women’s rights as priorities in the AU Gender strategy 2018-2027. The young women in a letter to the Africa Union Director for Women, Gender and Development, Mahawa […]

Global: Rural women and girls to take centre stage at CSW 62

Global: Rural women and girls to take centre stage at CSW 62

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take 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. The two week conference will run under the […]

Botswana: GBV affects men too

Botswana: GBV affects men too

By Gomolemo Rasesigo I am a forty year old man called Tiro who stays in the Ngwaketse area. I work at the secondary school in the area. I am living such a hard life. I was married once and ended up divorcing with my wife. We have 2 children together and during our marriage all […]

Global : ‘Time’ magazine names #metoo movement as ‘person of the year’

Global : ‘Time’ magazine names #metoo movement as ‘person of the year’

JOHANNESBURG – Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomised by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential “person” in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday. Collectively, they’ve been named as “the silence breakers”. It’s a recognition of the cultural reckoning this year and […]

Top Women Leaders

Standard Bank top women leaders and top gender empowered companies. This issue features Glenda Gray and Phumzile Mlambo Nguka. Sector overviews also include energy, health, education as well as finance and mining.

December 19, 2017 Themes: Business | Gender equality Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

The Urgent Action Sister Funds

The Urgent Action Sister Funds is a consortium of women’ s funds. Separate funds exist for Latin America and Africa. These funds are for women’s human rights. They also share a mandate to protect and support women as well as  defend women’s black and trans leadership. Hence these rapid response grants are a lifeline for many activists. […]

Zambia’s Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights of Zambia simplified by the grand coalition of the campaign for a people-driven constitution in Zambia. This booklet is a simplified version of the Bill of Rights as contained in the draft constitution of Zambia. The simplified version was published in 2016.  

Beyond Access: Toolkit for integrating gender-based violence prevention and response into education projects

Integrating gender-based violence  prevention and response into education A toolkit for integrating gender-based violence prevention and response into education projects. This toolkit was prepared for USAID. Introduction GBV and USAID education strategy Integrating the GBV prevention response into education projects Measuring results and Conclusion Finally, a summary of resources as well as a list of terms