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Gender and media focus for CSW 2018

With only a year to go before the 62nd annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)  at the United Nations in New York, it’s not too early to start planning how to ensure the theme of gender and the media is reflected on its agenda, says Tim Francis, Associate Programme Specialist, UNESCO Communication and […]

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

Women’s empowerment at the core of development

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment has presented its second report with final recommendations to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. In its report, the Panel lays out concrete actions for accelerating progress towards women’s full and equal economic participation. The report also acknowledges that gender inequalities remain stubborn across the world, […]

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

Malawi government champions the SADC Gender Protocol at CSW61

The Malawi government presented at the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW 61) how having a regional gender instrument like the SADC Gender Protocol (Protocol) has helped to advance the economic empowerment of women. Addressing participants at their side event entitled, ‘Opportunities for women to move up value chains in Malawi through economic empowerment […]

Alliance Chair appointed global gender pay champion

The Alliance Chair, Emma Kaliya was on March 13 appointed as a champion for equal pay alongside high profile government officials, celebrities and gender equality activists. The official announcement was made at a colourful event held at the General Assembly at the United Nations (UN) to coincide with the first day of the 61st edition […]

Editor’s note

Welcome to our Commission of the Status of Women (CSW61) special edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. CSW61 that ran from 13-24 March was held under the priority theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”, whereas the […]

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

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 […]