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Zimbabwe: The dreams we lost to Mugabe

Zimbabwe: The dreams we lost to Mugabe

By Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 21 November: When I think of my former President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, many things come to mind but for me what stands out is his legacy of violence. This is the man who for 37 years ruled Zimbabwe, according to his own words with a ‘firm’ hand. In 2008 he boldly […]

November 21, 2017 Themes: Gender violence Programs: Gender Aware | Gender Justice

Zimbabwe and Ghana: A tale of two countries

Zimbabwe and Ghana: A tale of two countries

16 November, 2017: There is a personal story I share with my children and staff by way of saying never be shy of conflict: no storming, no norming, no performing. Watching the military machinery roll down the gentle avenues of Harare in the country of my birth, Zimbabwe, I am reminded how I met my […]

November 16, 2017 Themes: Conflict | Constitutional and legal rights Programs: Gender & Governance

GL grieves & celebrates the life of Sarry Xoagus-Eises

GL grieves & celebrates the life of Sarry Xoagus-Eises

Windhoek 14 November: Gender Links learned with deep sadness yesterday of the passing away of our flamboyant, irrepressible and much loved Namibia country manager Sarry Xoagus-Eisis following a short visit to Karibib. A veteran journalist, South West Africa Peoples Organisation (SWAPO) freedom fighter, tireless campaigner for the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development, and gender […]

Rural women subsidising public service investment

Rural women subsidising public service investment

By Sifiso Dube Johannesburg 31 October: It is 3 o’clock early morning when my late grandmother, Velelaphi hears a loud knock on her door. A boy of about 17 years of age seems to be out of breath as he tries to tell her his reason of knocking at this witching hour. It is another […]

October 31, 2017 Themes: Agriculture | Economics | Sustainable Development Programs: News

SADC: Making the economy work for women

SADC: Making the economy work for women

By Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 9 October: The African Women’s Development & Communication Network (FEMNET), in partnership with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University (CWGL), Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Christian Aid and UN Women are this week hosting the first ever African Feminist Macroeconomics Academy (AFMA). The Academy that has brought together gender activists, academia, researchers and […]

Keeping girls in school key for gender equality

Keeping girls in school key for gender equality

 By Jenipher Changwanda Lilongwe, 11 October: Today the world commemorates the International Day of the Girl Child under the theme EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises. According to UNWomen this day serves to address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. This day gives […]

October 11, 2017 Themes: Education Programs: GL Opinion and Commentary Service | News | Write about rights

Baseline data for women in Local Government needed

Baseline data for women in Local Government needed

By Gomolemo Rasesigo Kampala, 29 September: Gender Links Botswana last week formed part of a Botswana delegation invited to participate in discussions on women in local government held in Kampala, Uganda. The workshop was held under the theme; Measurement and regional and global monitoring of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 5.5.1b: “proportion of seats held […]

October 6, 2017 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

IAWRT to host media gender mainstreaming workshop

IAWRT to host media gender mainstreaming workshop

Johannesburg, 2 October: International Association of Women in Radio and Television will host a Gender Mainstreaming Workshop on  Friday, 6th October 2017. In 2015 IAWRT conducted a Gender Monitoring Survey in 8 different countries that examined the role that women play in each country’s public radio and television stations. The report revealed information about the […]

October 5, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender & Media | News

Human trafficking an obstacle to peace

Human trafficking an obstacle to peace

By Melody Kandare Johannesburg 04 October: This past month of  September the world celebrated its International day of Peace on the 21st of September, a day declared by the General Assembly and devoted to strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The United Nations declared 2017s theme as “Together […]

October 4, 2017 Themes: Peace building Programs: Peace building and conflict resolution

Promoting gender equality in the mining industry

Promoting gender equality in the mining industry

By Melody Kandare. Johannesburg 04 October: This past month world leaders gathered in New York for the 72th United Nations General Assembly, which coincided with the second anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). The Assembly was held amid calls from the United Nations and civil society for global leaders to prioritise gender […]

October 4, 2017 Themes: Employment | Sustainable Development Programs: Human Rights

Cry my beloved daughter

Cry my beloved daughter

By: Bonang Modise My husband died and left me with 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I was accused of killing him by his family and they chased me and my children out of my marital house. They took everything and now my children have no inheritance from their father. For now I live […]

October 4, 2017 Themes: Gender violence | Human Rights Programs: News

Policy Brief: SADC Protocol & Agenda 2030

Policy Brief: SADC Protocol & Agenda 2030

August 2017: The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development and Agenda 2030 In September 2015, United Nations Member States adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. A year earlier, in anticipation of the 2015 expiry date of the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs), Southern African gender ministers began reviewing the SADC Protocol on […]