The International Association of Women in Radio & Television triple event in South Africa

IAWRT’s three part event – regional conference, gender workshop and inaugural African Film festival took place from 26 to 29 October, 2016 in Johannesburg. The theme of this year’s conference was: The African Woman and The Media: The Prison of Portrayal. The theme was designed to tackle the ways in which women are presented in […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Media Programs: News

Africa: Why stereotypes on female journalists?

Johannesburg — IT was an interesting, though provoking media discussion that was called to debate the role of women in the media. The theme of the media forum, which brought together journalists and media personnel from across the continent, was ‘Women in Media: Does having a seat at the table equate to a voice?’ The […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media

Africa: No climate justice without gender justice – the Marrakech Pact

Marrakesh — The historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change last year is a breakthrough commitment to respect, promote and consider gender equality and women’s empowerment obligations while taking climate change action. It also committed to gender-responsive adaptation and capacity building. A year later, with the Agreement entered into force on 4 November, vigorous efforts are […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Climate change Programs: Gender Justice

Alliance economic justice and SRHR clusters ready to take agenda 2030 forward

Representatives from the Alliance Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights (SRHR) and Economic Justice clusters have called on the Southern African Development Community SADC leaders to increase efforts on curbing Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in the region. The call was made at the conclusion of a three day cluster strengthening meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe. The meeting […]

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

Zimbabwe workplaces unsafe for women

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has revealed that the country’s workplaces remain unsafe for female employees who are stalked by vices such as sexual harassment, job insecurity and lack of empowerment. In a study titled: “Future of Women at Work Initiative,” the ILO established that women are victims of unpaid work, low wage jobs and […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Sexual violence Programs: Gender Justice

South Africa: Intersecting oppression – locating gender within #FeesMustFall

In debunking the politics of gender and oppression as a reflection of broader systemic violence within society; it is imperative not to privilege one oppression over another. When one engages with #FeesMustFall (FMF) as a body located outside of the movement; one is rarely ever confronted with the question of gender from an intersectional standpoint. […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Education Programs: Gender Justice | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Zimbabwe: 4 500 Pupils in early marriage, drop out

OVER 4 500 minors dropped out of school countrywide this year because of early marriage and Government is weighing the possibility of strengthening law enforcement to contain the challenge. In an interview with The Herald, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora said the fight against child marriages was far from over. “In secondary […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Education Programs: Gender Justice | News

Zimbabwe: Stiffer Laws on sex offenders Imminent

Government is working on legislation to provide mandatory sentencing for rape and sexual abuse after Cabinet unanimously agreed that there was need for stiffer sentences such as life in prison for perpetrators, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has said. Speaking at the commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child and the launch of the […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights | Gender equality Programs: News

Consultative forum on gender equality and women’s empowerment “The role of research institutions and Universities in harnessing the potential of Agendas 2030 and 2063”

The Consultative Forum on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment under the theme “The Role of Research Institutions and Universities in Harnessing the Potential of Agendas 2030 and 2063” co-organized by the African Centre for Gender (ACG) and UN Women, came to a close on the 4th of October. The Forum was attended by representatives of […]

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

Editor’s note

Welcome to the November edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. The Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance will tomorrow November 25, join the rest of the world to mark the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism. This year’s campaign […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

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 […]