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CSW 62: More research on gender and media needed

CSW 62: More research on gender and media needed

By Tarisai Nyamweda New York, 15 March: The Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) convened a panel on policy dimensions and a research agenda at the ongoing Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This panel  illustrated how the wider policy framework affects the gender equality dimensions in media and ICTs, including content, women’s […]

March 20, 2018 Themes: GMMP | Media Programs: Gender & Media | Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

CSW 62: Finding solutions to violence against women journalists

CSW 62: Finding solutions to violence against women journalists

By Tarisai Nyamweda New York, 16 March: Gender Links (GL) and the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) convened their maiden parallel event at the Sixty Second Commission on the Status of Women. The objective of the event was to workshop examples of best practices from news industry professionals, digital developers, academics, […]

Zim: Where is the Gender in the Elections Agenda?

Zim: Where is the Gender in the Elections Agenda?

By Buhlebenkosi Tshabangu Moyo So we are going to have elections this year. We don’t have the date yet but if we go by the Constitution, we should have exercised our right to vote no later than August 21. Predictably, there are a lot of discussions on electoral reforms. These are very important discussions because […]

March 20, 2018 Themes: Elections | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

SA: From #hashtags to action in rural areas

SA: From #hashtags to action in rural areas

By  LuciaMakamure Johannesburg, 14 March: The 62nd Commission of the Status of Women (CSW62) is underway in New York under the banner “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls living in rural areas”. The annual conference comes hardly a week after International Women Day whose theme this year […]

March 14, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Media | Young Women Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

CSW 62 opens, where are African young women?

CSW 62 opens, where are African young women?

New York, 12 March: The Commisson on the Status of Women (CSW62) kick started today in New York City, in the Unitewd States of America. Thousands of women from across the globe gathered during this annual meeting to discuss the status of women, take stock and share their experiences in advancing gender equality and womens […]

March 13, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: 16 Days of Activism 2008

Gender Links to take part in CSW 62

Gender Links to take part in CSW 62

Gender Links is set to take part in the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women which takes 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 […]

From hashtags to action – young women speak out

From hashtags to action – young women speak out

Gender Links is joining the rest of the world to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD)  to press forward for full recognition of women’s rights. The IWD 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress. This year’s theme calls for collective action to press for gender parity, revival of advocacy and activism. At our door step in Johannesburg, there are two international […]

March 6, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

International Women’s Month 2018

International Women’s Month 2018

Johannesburg, 5 March: March is a month of unprecedented #PressforProgress for Women’s Rights. 1 March marked the anniversary of the #SheDecides campaign. 8 March is International Women’s Day. The 62nd annual Commission on the Status of Women meeting at the UN in New York from 12 -23 March will focus on rural women with a sub-theme on gender […]

Roadmap to Equality: Editorial note

Roadmap to Equality: Editorial note

Welcome to the first edition of the Roadmap to Equality newsletter for 2018. Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. This Thursday, we will be celebrating the International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual day set aside to celebrate the progress women have made in society socially, politically […]

March 5, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

Danish Minister Ulla Tørnæs visits GL

Johanneburg, 2 March: The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ms. Ulla Tørnæs visited the Gender Links organisation in Johannesburg, to discuss the challenges of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) amongst youth in South Africa – particularly in disadvantaged communities. On Saturday the 3rd of March 2018, Minister Ulla Tørnæs […]

March 2, 2018 Themes: Health | Human Rights | Reproductive health Programs: Gender Justice

Press release: GL announces support for SheDecides movement

Press release: GL announces support for SheDecides  movement

1 March 2018, Johannesburg – Gender Links, has announced its support for the international movement SheDecides.  Gender Links is working with the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance network to strengthen Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) work in Southern Africa, to gather evidence, lobby and advocate on sensitive areas such as unsafe abortion, family planning and […]

Press Release: More women, little change in SA cabinet

Press Release: More women, little change in SA cabinet

Johannesburg, 28 February:  While President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet has taken South Africa to within a whisper of gender parity at the executive level it has failed to inspire a new vision for gender equality, according to an analysis conducted by Gender Links. In his own changes that involved 30 ministers and six deputy ministers […]

February 28, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance