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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 […]

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

Time for serious questions on ANC’s feminist agenda

Time for serious questions on ANC’s feminist agenda

Johannesburg 19 December: In a trailer for the African National Congress’ 54th conference, the eNCA news channel interviewed a broad spectrum of South Africans on what they know about Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma (NDZ), who lost narrowly to Cyril Ramaphosa in the race for president of South Africa’s ruling party this week. Almost all of them referred […]

December 21, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Protocol Programs: Gender & Governance | Women in Politics

Roadmap to Equality December : Editorial note

Roadmap to Equality December : Editorial note

Welcome to the final 2017 edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. The result of the just ended Africa National Congress (ANC) elections where only one woman was appointed to the top leadership is a sad reminder of the patriarchal nature […]

December 21, 2017 Themes: SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News

Civil society calls for gender equality in Zimbabwe

Civil society calls for gender equality in Zimbabwe

The women movement in Zimbabwe, last month under the auspices of the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) made a bold call to the new government to uphold its regional and international obligations of gender equality. This followed the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe after a military takeover and the inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as […]

What we have learnt from HIV Campaigns to end GBV

What we have learnt from HIV Campaigns to end GBV

By Ntolo Lekau Lesotho has the third-highest HIV prevalence in the world with almost one in the four (23%) people in the country living with HIV. In 2016, the government through the Ministry of Health in partnership with United States (US) government‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), at Columbia University and the Bureau of […]

Young women issues, a priority for Africa’s future

Young women issues, a priority for Africa’s future

Young women across the African continent who attended the consultation meeting on African Union Gender Policy and Gender strategy validation strongly called for serious consideration of all young women’s rights as priorities in the AU Gender strategy 2018-2027. The young women in a letter to the Africa Union Director for Women, Gender and Development, Mahawa […]

Global: Rural women and girls to take centre stage at CSW 62

Global: Rural women and girls to take centre stage at CSW 62

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. Representatives of Member States, United Nations (UN) entities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend. The two week conference will run under the […]

Botswana: GBV affects men too

Botswana: GBV affects men too

By Gomolemo Rasesigo I am a forty year old man called Tiro who stays in the Ngwaketse area. I work at the secondary school in the area. I am living such a hard life. I was married once and ended up divorcing with my wife. We have 2 children together and during our marriage all […]

Global : ‘Time’ magazine names #metoo movement as ‘person of the year’

Global : ‘Time’ magazine names #metoo movement as ‘person of the year’

JOHANNESBURG – Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomised by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential “person” in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday. Collectively, they’ve been named as “the silence breakers”. It’s a recognition of the cultural reckoning this year and […]

Call for entries: 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summits

Call for entries: 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summits

Southern Africa, 15 December 2017: 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 […]

Lesotho: SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Lesotho:  SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Maseru 14 December 2017: The Lesotho SADC Protocol @ Work Summit 2017 was held under the theme Local Action for a Strong 2030 A-gender in Southern Africa! The summit ran for two days, garnered informative case studies of strategies to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment and justice at local and community levels. The summit ended on a […]

December 14, 2017 Themes: SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News