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Justice is served in Mozambique

Justice is served in Mozambique

Johannesburg, 7 March 2017: Gender Links (GL) joins in celebrating the victory of Josina Machel won in a recent high profile domestic violence case against her ex-boyfriend which left her blind in one eye. Although the perpetrator was given a suspended sentence and still wishes to appeal it, this is a bold statement that all […]

March 7, 2017 Themes: Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Can the women’s movement sustain the call for change

In the aftermath of the largest peaceful march ever to take place in the US and globally following Donald Trump’s inauguration, critics are asking if the diverse range of protests that spread like a Mexican wave across five continents on 21 January can sustain the energy. Who is the women’s movement, and why is it […]

February 2, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

South Africa: No proxy for president!

The race for the next president of South Africa is on! Will Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma, outgoing chair of the African Union (AU) become South Africa’s first woman president? Or will Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa finally get his chance, after Thabo Mbeki trumped him to take over from Nelson Mandela in 1999? South African author and former […]

January 20, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Governance | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign

A tribute to Saeanna Chingamuka

A tribute to Saeanna Chingamuka

By Colleen Lowe Morna, GL CEO Amai na Baba Saeanna; handzvadzi, hama ne shamwari: Saeanna yanga iri tsvarakadenga yai nganikira kwese kwese kwaienda! Family and friends, there is a word in Shona – tsvarakadenga- that literally translated means “one who lights up the skies.” Saeanna was one such person. I pride myself on being one […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Southern Africa: Is media part of the problem or solution in addressing GBV?

By Tarisai Nyamweda Picture this: Getting a tutorial on national television on how to master the art of covering facial bruises after you have been physically assaulted. Unbelievable and appalling stuff, right? Well this horrific fantasy became a reality in Morocco, ironically on the eve of the start of the 16 Days of Activism for […]

December 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence | Media Programs: Gender Justice

Southern Africa: Ending AIDS by 2030?

By Lynnette Mudekunye Today the world commemorates AIDS Day. This comes barely six months after world leaders gathered in New York for a High Level meeting (HLM) on HIV where they committed to reinvigorate global action to counter the spread of the virus which has caused untold suffering. This is especially important in the Southern […]

November 30, 2016 Themes: Gender violence | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Justice

Southern Africa: 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 […]

November 30, 2016 Themes: Gender violence | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Justice

Public giving and why it matters in ending GBV

By Debbie Harrison Yesterday was giving Tuesday – this day is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Seventy one countries participated in Giving Tuesday with $116.5 […]

November 30, 2016 Themes: Economic violence | Emotional violence | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Empowering women and ending violence!

By Anne Hilton Gender Links  was last week on Friday at the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism announced as the winner of the Mail and Guardian 2016 Investing in the Future Awards for Job Creation and Enterprise Development. The awards which seeks to shine the spotlight on the often unsung contributions made by […]

November 30, 2016 Themes: Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

GL Sunrise campaign wins Investing in the Future award

Gender Links has been named winner of the Mail and Guardian 2016 Investing in the Future Awards for Job Creation and Enterprise Development. The awards, announced on 25 November at the start of the Sixteen Days of Activism campaign, recognise “business as a force for good.” GL’s winning entry is its Empower Women, End Violence […]

November 28, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Seychelles: GBV study includes focus on men

By Kevin Chiramba Henri*, a calm man in his late fifties employed as a security guard in the market in Victoria, the capital, endured years of verbal, emotional and physical abuse from his wife. She ran the family business, was unfaithful, and insulted and punched him. Once she threatened him with a knife. He endured […]

Shedding new light on the Sixteen Days of Activism by Colleen Lowe Morna

Shedding new light on the Sixteen Days of Activism                                                                                                                          by Colleen Lowe Morna

25 November: Déjà vu. It’s a familiar sensation at this time of year, as we wade through the gruesome statistics on gender violence in readiness for the Sixteen Days of Activism that runs from 25 November (International Day of No Violence Against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day). It should not be so in […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice