Young women take centre stage at Woman Up 2018

Young women take centre stage at Woman Up 2018

Johannesburg 22 February: Young women are rising to claim their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The eighth Africa conference on sexual health and rights held in Johannesburg provided a platform for young women to amplify their voices on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Under the banner ‘Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and […]

February 22, 2018 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mr President, please declare a feminist state!

Mr President, please declare a feminist state!

Johannesburg, 19 Feb: Gender Links (GL) has called on South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa to declare a feminist agenda and make the attainment of gender equality a key goal of his new administration. While the State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered on 16 February “showed promising signs, it made no specific reference to […]

February 19, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Feminism’s got its groove back

Feminism’s got its groove back

By Colleen Lowe Morna, Tarisai Nyamweda and Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 19 January 2018: Every dark cloud truly has a silver lining. January 20 last year witnessed the inauguration of Donald Trump, the most overtly racist and sexist US president in recent history. That sparked off the biggest women’s march ever a day later: over 400 […]

Barometer GBV infogram

January 14, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Call for entries: 2018 SADC Protocol@work summits

Call for entries: 2018 SADC Protocol@work summits

Gender Links (GL) officially invites submissions for the 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summits Entries. The national summits are a platform for documenting and disseminating best practices in gender mainstreaming, gender equality, gender justice and women’s holistic empowerment in all spheres life and human development. The 2018 summits will be held under the theme, Local Action for […]

January 8, 2018 Themes: SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News

Creating lasting change: Social justice philanthropy

Social Justice Philanthropy Local social justice philanthropy and making social justice initiatives sustainable. Another priority is constutional rights education. The SJI connects philanthropists and social justice projects It promotes the responsible use of funds. It also identifies innovative social justice.

December 22, 2017 Themes: Human Rights Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Amarightza: Socio-economic justice for all- SEJA

Socio-economic justice for all Amarightza: Socio-economic justice for all is about human rights and responsibilities to each other. Amarightza covers the Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution. It is also aims to raise awareness of human rights. Finally, the goal is human dignity, equality, human rights and freedoms.

Watering the leaves, starving the roots: The status of financing for women’s rights organising and gender equality

Financing for women’s rights This publication examines financing for women’s rights organisations. The last century has seen broad shifts in the status of women. Surprisingly, women’s rights organisations function with very little financial support. Mobilising more resources for women’s right’s organising is a collective responsibility. A diverse array also of private sector actors in development […]

December 22, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The Halfway Home is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. The Home welcomes residents coming from the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) in Mauritius and other children shelters. Reaching the age of 18, these teenage girls are no longer under the responsibility of the Gender […]

Changing Lives – Stories of Safe Haven Halfway Home Residents

Below are the stories of our residents : Dola* our first resident is 18 years old originally from Terre Rouge. At 13 she started smoking synthetic drugs and ran away from her home. She was locked in the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) (children prison), for one year and as soon as she got out, she […]