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US Elections: Strong men still rule the world!

US Elections: Strong men still rule the world!

9 November: Instead of welcoming its first woman president, the world’s richest and most influential democracy has sent out the frightening message that strong men still rule the world despite the little chinks in the patriarchal armour that we’ve seen in recent years. Eight years ago when Hillary Clinton ran against Barack Obama as the […]

November 22, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: GL Commentary Service

Stuck in the gap: Women’s earnings undervalued

Stuck in the gap: Women’s earnings undervalued

By Shuvai Nyoni Sixteen years after the adoption and implementation of landmark policy on gender equality by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the region’s women are stuck in the wage gap. Women all over the region are asking when the scales will be evenly balanced. When will they receive remuneration that corresponds to both […]

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

Welcome to the October edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. Ke Nako! The 2016 edition of the annual national SADC Gender Protocol@work summits have been announced. They will be held between the months of October and November under a running […]

Local action and results for gender equality post 2015!

Local action and results for gender equality post 2015!

The Post -2015 era is here! Just after the reviewed Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Gender Protocol; and a year into the implementation of the Sustainable Development goals, new baselines have been set for the localisation and implementation of these instruments within the tier of government closest to the masses, local councils and their communities. […]

Southern African Trust (SAT) Ukhamba Giving Event raises over R80 000

Southern African Trust (SAT) Ukhamba Giving Event raises over R80 000

On Correspondence The Gender Links Empower Women, End Violence programme is one of the four beneficiaries of the 2016 Southern African Trust (SAT) Ukhamba Giving Event. The event which took place on Saturday 27 August raised R83 000 which will be shared amongst the four beneficiaries; Gender Links, Bethany House Boitumelo Community Organisation and Lets us […]

September 1, 2016 Themes: Economic violence Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Integrated Approaches/Monitoring and Evaluation

Integrated Approaches/Monitoring and Evaluation

On Correspondence Women Matter Africa Report: Representation of African Women in the Private and Public Sectors Drawing on research undertaken at over 200 African companies and interviews with more than 30 women leaders across the continent, McKinsey & Company’s latest report on Africa, Women Matter Africa, highlights that the continent has taken big strides regarding […]

September 1, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

2016 Barometer Launch

2016 Barometer Launch

By Sifisosami Dube Ezulwini, Swaziland – 14 August 2016: Civil society organisations across SADC launched the eighth edition of the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer at Royal Swazi Spa Hotel in Swaziland. Officially launching the publication, Abbie Dithlake, Executive Director of SADC CNGO said the Barometer provides a spring board to set an inclusive society now […]

September 1, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

SADC Takes the Post 2015 gender agenda forward: 36th SADC summit approves revised Gender Protocol

SADC Takes the Post 2015 gender agenda forward: 36th SADC summit approves revised Gender Protocol

On Correspondence The recently concluded 36th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of State approved the revised Protocol on Gender and Development. This paves way for the signing and ratification of the revised gender equality instrument aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 […]

September 1, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Welcome to another edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

Welcome to another edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

By Lucia Makamure South Africa celebrated women’s month this August, marking 60 years since the historic march by 20 000 South African women protesting against the restrictive and inhumane Pass Laws under the apartheid government. Around the region, August is increasingly celebrated as women’s month. This is also the month in which SADC Heads of […]

September 1, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

SA: Set to default on gender parity targets

SA: Set to default on gender parity targets

By Janine Hicks and Colleen Lowe Morna Despite a 3% increase in the number of women candidates fielded by political parties for the 2016 local elections, it seems inevitable that South Africa will fail to make significant progress in meeting its pledged commitment to making the 50/50 principle a reality. At best South Africa is […]

August 2, 2016 Themes: Elections Programs: Gender & Governance

Learning Journey: Why I joined GL

I have always struggled with the question of inequality in our society. I have also detested any form of injustice whenever it occurred. I was raised in a community that was exposed to both inequality, injustice and violence. This violence was perpetuated by men against men, women and children in the community I lived in. […]

Learning Journey: The stage doesn’t matter, your relationship with the driver does

There’s an old story of the boy who stood on a sidewalk, waiting for a bus. A man walking by spotted the boy and gave him some gentle instruction. “Son,” he said, “If you’re waiting for the bus, you need to move to the street corner. That’s where the bus stops for passengers.” “It’s OK,” […]

August 1, 2016 Themes: Business | Economics Programs: GL Services