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Economic Justice key in ending GBV

Economic  Justice key in ending GBV

By Mariatu Fonnah The Gender Links Sunrise Campaign in 10 Southern African countries, 100 local councils and among 1500 women has shown how empowering women economically makes a difference in the secondary prevention of GBV. Exildah Chinyama, a programme beneficiary from Solwezi in Zambia shares her story, “I experienced serious abuse because my husband was […]

December 13, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence Programs: News

Stop Human Trafficking

Stop Human Trafficking

By Fanuel Hadzizi Gender Based Violence and human trafficking are related issues that affect a number of   women and children in Southern Africa . According to research carried out in the region women and children are exploited as sex slaves by pimps and the cases are quite prevalent in border towns surrounding  South Africa  where […]

“How not to lose money”

“How not to lose money”

By Didier Marcel and Nesha Ramen Mauritius 13 December 2017: The Mauritian Chapter of the SADC Protocol Alliance Network, Mauritius Media Watch Organisation embarked on the first series of courses for Women Entrepreneur. The aim of the courses is to help women especially those who are at the margins of society to know how to […]

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

Whose (on)line is it anyway?

Whose (on)line is it anyway?

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 30 November: Misogyny and abuse, crude insults, sexual harassment, trolling, ridicule the list goes on are some of the forms of violence women face as they try to participate in dialogue, debate and make their voices and presence count online. As we celebrate 16 Days of activism issues of online safety […]

November 30, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence | ICT's | Media Programs: 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

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

November 25, 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