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The intersection of sexual health and patriarchy

The intersection of sexual health and patriarchy

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg, 06 December 2017: Puberty was a period of confusion as well as fear for Trish*. Not only could she not understand what was happening to her body when she started menstruating at the age of 11, her own mother accused her of ‘playing with boys’ since it was a first in the family […]

December 6, 2017 Themes: Human Rights Programs: News

SADC Protocol@Work Community of Practice launch on 8 December!

SADC Protocol@Work Community of Practice launch on 8 December!

Johannesburg, 05 December 2017: Gender Links (GL) will launch the SADC Protocol@Work virtual Community of Practice (COP) on December 8, under the theme Making Information Technology (IT) Work for Gender Justice. Partners are cordially invited to join us at Physical centres across Southern Africa from 11 to 14.00 South Africa time Virtually on the Zoom […]

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in SA

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in SA

By Tshwaresa Malatji and Petronell Ngonyama Johannesburg, 01 December: HIV and AIDS has a great impact on society. The pandemic also has significant economic impact. South African youth especially young women are the most vulnerable and are at a high risk of contracting HIV. There are multiple of factors, which put immense pressure leading to […]

December 1, 2017 Themes: GBV | Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

World AIDS Day: Twin scourges – GBV and HIV

World AIDS Day: Twin scourges – GBV and HIV

By Linda Musariri Chipatiso and Kevin Chiramba Today I regret ever getting married to my husband and I always curse the day I accepted his love proposal. The whole drama started when my husband decided to be unfaithful through having extra marital relationships. His promiscuous behaviour caused me a lot of pain as it tortured me […]

December 1, 2017 Themes: Gender violence | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Justice

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 a certain rituals; he would fondle her breasts, ask about her periods and send me for virginity tests. Despite his wealth, her uncle often delayed in paying her […]

November 30, 2017 Themes: GBV Programs: Gender Aware | News

Gender Based Violence is dis-empowering women

Gender Based Violence is dis-empowering women

Gender Based Violence is dis-empowering women By Priscilla Maposa Harare, 24 November: Monica* woke up to a loud bang on the bedroom door. Still feeling sleepy, she groped for the handle in the dark and hastily unlocked the door, fearing the wrath of her husband. Before she could pave way for him, her husband shoved her […]

November 29, 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

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

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 […]

Rural women subsidising public service investment

Rural women subsidising public service investment

By Sifiso Dube Johannesburg 31 October: It is 3 o’clock early morning when my late grandmother, Velelaphi hears a loud knock on her door. A boy of about 17 years of age seems to be out of breath as he tries to tell her his reason of knocking at this witching hour. It is another […]

October 31, 2017 Themes: Agriculture | Economics | Sustainable Development Programs: News