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Gender attitude by sex per country

November 26, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Measuring GBV in SADC important

Measuring GBV in SADC important

By Kevin Chiramba Johannesburg, 23 November: When Thuto was 17 years old she ran away from home. Every day before she went to school her uncle performed certain rituals; he would fondle her breasts, ask about her periods and send her for virginity tests. Despite his wealth, her uncle often delayed in paying her school […]

November 25, 2017 Themes: GBV Programs: Gender Aware | News

16 Days of Activism: End Violence, Empower Women

16 Days of Activism: End Violence, Empower Women

Johannesburg, 24 November: Gender Links (GL) joins the world in commemorating Sixteen Days of Activism on Violence Against Women and Children from 25 November to 10 December. This year’s celebrations are under the global theme “Together We Can End Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Education!” GL’s campaign expands the theme to End Violence, Empower Women by […]

November 24, 2017 Themes: Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

GL – inclusive, free and fair elections in Zimbabwe

GL – inclusive, free and fair elections in Zimbabwe

Johannesburg, 22 November: Gender Links calls on political parties and regional leaders to create conditions for free and fair elections in Zimbabwe following the historic resignation of Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. Zimbabwe is scheduled to hold elections in 2018. “If this moment is to outlive the euphoria, we need the assurance of […]

November 22, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance | News

Zimbabwe: The dreams we lost to Mugabe

Zimbabwe: The dreams we lost to Mugabe

By Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 21 November: When I think of my former President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, many things come to mind but for me what stands out is his legacy of violence. This is the man who for 37 years ruled Zimbabwe, according to his own words with a ‘firm’ hand. In 2008 he boldly […]

November 21, 2017 Themes: Gender violence Programs: Gender Aware | Gender Justice

Sixteen days of activism

Start of the 16 Days of activisim campaign

November 19, 2017 Themes: Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Annual Report 2015

Formed in March 2001, Gender Links (GL) is a Southern African NGO, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa that promotes gender equality and justice across the fifteen countries of the region. Described in a 2005 external evaluation as “a small organisation with large footprints”  GL took giant footsteps in 2008 with the establishment of a […]

Zimbabwe and Ghana: A tale of two countries

Zimbabwe and Ghana: A tale of two countries

16 November, 2017: There is a personal story I share with my children and staff by way of saying never be shy of conflict: no storming, no norming, no performing. Watching the military machinery roll down the gentle avenues of Harare in the country of my birth, Zimbabwe, I am reminded how I met my […]

November 16, 2017 Themes: Conflict | Constitutional and legal rights Programs: Gender & Governance

Gender Attitude per Country

Gender Attitude per country  

GL grieves & celebrates the life of Sarry Xoagus-Eises

GL grieves & celebrates the life of Sarry Xoagus-Eises

Windhoek 14 November: Gender Links learned with deep sadness yesterday of the passing away of our flamboyant, irrepressible and much loved Namibia country manager Sarry Xoagus-Eisis following a short visit to Karibib. A veteran journalist, South West Africa Peoples Organisation (SWAPO) freedom fighter, tireless campaigner for the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development, and gender […]