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Gender Based Violence at Home

Gender Based Violence at Home

By Runyararo Mutariswa “A rapist does not have to be a stranger, someone you never saw or a man with obvious problems to be legitimate. If you have been in public with him, danced one dance, kissed him goodbye lightly with a closed mouth, pressing charges will be as hard as keeping your legs closed […]

Feminism- the time is now!

Feminism- the time is now!

By Colleen Lowe Morna Mbabane, 19 July: It is wonderful to be back at Waterford/ Kamhlaba, my alma mater, forty years later. The fact that we are having a debate here today on African feminism, during Waterford’s third Africa Week, held under the banner “Unscrambling Africa” speaks volumes on how far we have come on […]

August 10, 2017 Themes: Feminism Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Tough times for SA women in politics

Tough times for SA women in politics

By Tshwaresa Malatji Johannesburg, 24 July 2017: Politics continues to be male dominated territory with many women facing backlash, harassment and lack of support in the sector. Women face several obstacles to participate in political life including sexism, misogyny, harassment violence and many others. Structural barriers through discriminatory laws and institutions still limit women’s options […]

August 8, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

A Twist in SA’s presidential elections

A Twist in SA’s presidential elections

Petronell Ngonyama Johannesburg, 21 July 2017: The African National Congress presidential elections has gained momentum on finding a suitable successor for the ruling party. Three women are officially contesting for presidency of the party. The gradual increase of female representation to run office particularly the national presidency seat shows that the events are taking a […]

August 8, 2017 Themes: Elections | Politics | Young Women Programs: News

Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

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. This year we celebrate Mandela Day under the theme “Action against poverty”. Mandela Day presents a great opportunity to revisit commitments made to advancing gender equality. Mandela believed “Freedom cannot be achieved unless women […]

July 18, 2017 Themes: Human Rights Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Women entrepreneurial skills not fully supported

Women entrepreneurial skills not fully supported

By Melody Kandare Johannesburg, 18 July: While on a work assignment to administer monitoring and evaluation questionnaires on the progress of the SADC protocol on gender and development in Midvaal one of Gauteng’s town I was disappointed to see the struggles of local women entrepreneurship. It made me realise that entrepreneurship policies are not fully […]

Increase Focus on Women Entrepreneurs

Increase Focus on Women Entrepreneurs

By Sheila Maingi Johannesburg, June 23: Today for the first time ever we celebrate International Day for small, medium-sized enterprises under the theme Small Business –Big Impact. According to the World Economic Forum, “SMEs are driver most of the jobs created in Sub-Saharan Africa; they generate an average of 80% of jobs in the region.” […]

June 27, 2017 Themes: Economics Programs: Gender & Governance | News

Youth Day Celebration at New Hope Secondary School

Youth Day Celebration at New Hope Secondary School

Youth Day Celebration at New Hope Secondary School By Tshwaresa Malatji Johannesburg, 21 June 2017: Alcohol and drug abuse is fast becoming a serious problem in South Africa. According to Christian Drug Support, “drug Abuse remains a growing problem in South Africa with 7.06% of our population abusing drugs, number of patients younger than 20 […]

June 27, 2017 Themes: GBV Programs: News

Midvaal Local Municipality warns learners on illegal use of substances.

Midvaal Local Municipality warns learners on illegal use of substances.

Midvaal Local Municipality warns learners on illegal use of substances. By Petronell Ngonyama and Tshwaresa Malatji Johannesburg 21 June: As part of Youth Month celebrations, Midvaal Local Municipality one of the local councils engaged in the Gender Links Centres of Excellence in Local Government hosted an Anti-substance abuse and illicit trafficking campaign at New Hope […]

June 27, 2017 Themes: GBV Programs: News | News

SA condom distribution in schools causes stir

SA condom distribution in schools causes stir

By Petronell Ngonyama Johannesburg, 22 June 2017: The new government policy on condom distribution in schools has been received differently by certain sections of society.  The policy comes as a measure to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS as well as pregnancy amongst the youth. Speaking to Gender Links during an event hosted by […]

June 27, 2017 Themes: Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: News

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in South Africa

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in South Africa

Johannesburg, 26 June: HIV and AIDS has a great impact on society, both as an illness and as a source of discrimination. The pandemic also has significant economic impacts. 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 […]

June 26, 2017 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS | Young Women | Youth Programs: News

Young women live in constant fear in South Africa

Young women live in constant fear in South Africa

By Tshwaresa Malatji Johannesburg, 15 June: On 16 June, we celebrate the sacrifices made by many students from the African township of Soweto, outside Johannesburg, gathered at their schools to participate in a student-organized protest demonstration. Student were marching against the Bantu Education and for freedom of expression. As a young South African woman Youth […]

June 15, 2017 Themes: GBV | Young Women | Youth Programs: News