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SA: Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

SA: Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 18 July: Today the world celebrates the life of one of the world’s most iconic figures Nelson Mandela.. Mandela Day presents a great opportunity to revisit commitments made to advancing gender equality. Mandela believed “Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression. Our endeavours must […]

SA: Celebrating 100th Birthday of an Icon.

SA: Celebrating 100th Birthday of an Icon.

Johannesburg, 18 July 2018: As a father of the nation, true Icon and a Leader, Nelson Mandela gave up his life, family and career for us to live freely in South Africa. Today, all people who were born post 1994 are called ‘Born Frees’ because Nelson Mandela gave up his all to grant them freedom […]

July 18, 2018 Themes: Politics Programs: News

SA: Speak up against sexual harassment in the workplace

SA: Speak up against sexual harassment in the workplace

by Sandiswa Manana Johannesburg, 16 July: Sexual harassment is an undesirable sexual behaviour, which happens to make a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated. It can be physical, verbal or written. It is not a consensual interaction, flirtation or friendship. While recently attending a public conversation on the 10th of June hosted by Initiative for Strategic […]

July 16, 2018 Themes: Human Rights | Sexual violence Programs: Gender Violence

Mandela, the gender activist who never stopped learning

Mandela, the gender activist who never stopped learning

By Colleen Lowe Morna 9 July 2018: There is a scene still etched in my memory from my younger days as a reporter. Soon after his release from jail in 1990, Mandela paid an official visit to Zimbabwe as leader of the African National Congress (ANC). As he emerged from the flight, a group of […]

Marta Vieira da Silva named UN Goodwill Ambassador

Marta Vieira da Silva named UN Goodwill Ambassador

Press release New York, 12 July: UN Women today announced the appointment of world-renowned Brazilian soccer player Marta Vieira da Silva as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for women and girls in sport. Ms. Vieira da Silva, popularly known by her fans as Marta, will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s work for gender equality […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Sports Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Mauritius: How many more?

Mauritius: How many more?

By Loga Virahsawmy Port Louis, 22 June: How many more deaths of children are we waiting before we change the law? I could not believe my ears listening to the radio this morning announcing that a pregnant married 13 year old girl died. According to the Civil Code, the minimum age of marriage in Mauritius is […]

July 10, 2018 Themes: Children | Gender based violence Programs: Gender & Governance

South Africa: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

South Africa: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

By Yolanda Dyantyi Pretoria, 6 July: Gender Links in collaboration with South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) and UNISA Women’s Forum held a seminar “Women in Dialogue, Women in Action” under the theme “Towards a new phase of the South African young women’s movement” The conversation which was facilitated by multi-talented media personality, feminist, and […]

Zimbabwe: Die cast against women in the July elections

Zimbabwe: Die cast against women in the July elections

By Colleen Lowe Morna and Tapiwa Zvaraya   6 July 2018: The resignation of Robert Mugabe in November last year has brought a glimmer of hope for credible elections on 30 July after the many miscarriages of justice in the last three elections.   Sadly, despite massive advocacy, and a much-publicised meeting by women from […]

July 6, 2018 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

Tanzania: UN Women to host gender & media summit

Tanzania: UN Women to host gender & media summit

HE Vice President of Tanzania and UN Women Executive Director to attend Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA: UN Women announced today it will host a Gender and Media Summit on August 22 to 24, 2018 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Focusing on the acceleration of the implementation of the reporting of the Sustainable Development Goals, the […]

July 6, 2018 Themes: Gender and Media Awards | Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender & Media

Mozambique SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Mozambique SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Maputo 25 June 2018: The 2018 SADC Protocol @ Work Summit and Awards will take place at Centro Internacional De Confencias Joachim Chissano on the 27 – 28th June 2018. The two-day summit running under the theme “Local Action for a strong 2030 A-gender in Southern Africa” 50/50 by 2030! Empower Women and End Violence […]

Inheritance: A driver of Domestic violence in Lesotho

Inheritance: A driver of Domestic violence in Lesotho

By Manteboheleng Mabetha Maseru, 22 June: In Lesotho women are subjected to plenty of injustices with regard to inheritance as shown by the stories below: Two elderly twins who were in a polygamous marriage have been disposed of their late husband’s property by their step-son who was born of a younger sister wife. The elderly […]

June 26, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: Gender based violence

Tribute to Beata Kasale

Tribute to Beata Kasale

My dear Sister You are one year younger than me. When I heard the news of your passing, I asked: Why?  Why Beata? Yes, you loved a good smoke, and I often joked that you should exercise more, but your Joie de vivre, love of life, would have been enough to keep anyone alive for […]

June 22, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media