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CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has learnt with outrage and disgust about the molestation of 83 learners at AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto by a Scholar Patroller.  Through its mandate, the CGE will ensure that it supports and ensure that adequate interventions and responses are put in place by relevant state institutions and […]

Hot off the press: 2017 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

Hot off the press: 2017 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer

        Southern Africa: SADC Gender Protocol Alliance launches the 2017 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer. The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Gender Protocol Alliance (Alliance)  launched the 2017 edition of the annual SADC Gender Protocol Barometer (Barometer). The launch  coincided with SADC Day which was celebrated in line with the 37th Heads of […]

Seychelles leading the way in promoting gender equality

Seychelles leading the way in promoting gender equality

By Salifa Magnan Gender Based Violence is a common problem in Seychelles and the majority of the affected are women. The most recent study shows that at least 54 percent of women have experienced some form of intimate domestic violence. According to the 2016 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer gender, biased attitudes contribute towards violence against […]

September 8, 2017 Themes: Gender violence Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Economic justice is key to achieving gender equality

Economic justice is key to achieving gender equality

By Sikhangele Moyo Over the past two years, I have had the privilege to work with young women under the Zimbabwe Works enterprise business development program which targets young women between the ages of 20-35years.The main objective of the program is to empower young women economically through the business management training and linking the beneficiaries […]

Gender Based Violence at Home

Gender Based Violence at Home

By Runyararo Mutariswa “A rapist does not have to be a stranger, someone you never saw or a man with obvious problems to be legitimate. If you have been in public with him, danced one dance, kissed him goodbye lightly with a closed mouth, pressing charges will be as hard as keeping your legs closed […]

#Women’sDay: Moment of truth for South Africa

#Women’sDay: Moment of truth for South Africa

Johannesburg, 8 August: Women’s day in South Africa is celebrated amid a victory for democracy, with the decision to undertake a secret vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, but a disappointing outcome as Zuma survived an eighth such vote in as many years. Women’s Day is also being celebrated under the dark shadow […]

August 8, 2017 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights Programs: Gender & Governance

Women’s Month: Demanding action & results

Women’s Month: Demanding action & results

Johannesburg, 3 August: This August, Gender Links (GL) joins South Africa in commemorating Women’s Month under the theme “The Year of OR Tambo: Women united in moving South Africa forward.”  Every  year South Africa sets aside the month of August not only to celebrate Women’s Month, National Women’s Day, but also to pay tribute to […]

Women’s representation in Lesotho Govt recedes

Women’s representation in Lesotho Govt recedes

Maseru, 4 August: Women’s representation in Lesotho’s parliament dropped by two-percentage points from 25% to 23% after the June 2017 National Assembly Elections. Out of the 120 seats, only 27 are held by women as compared to 2015 when women held 30 seats. The cabinet representation of women has remained the same for both 2015 […]

August 4, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

Women entrepreneurial skills not fully supported

Women entrepreneurial skills not fully supported

By Melody Kandare Johannesburg, 18 July: While on a work assignment to administer monitoring and evaluation questionnaires on the progress of the SADC protocol on gender and development in Midvaal one of Gauteng’s town I was disappointed to see the struggles of local women entrepreneurship. It made me realise that entrepreneurship policies are not fully […]

Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 18 July:Today the world celebrates the life of one of the world’s most iconic figures Nelson Mandela. This year we celebrate Mandela Day under the theme “Action against poverty”. Mandela Day presents a great opportunity to revisit commitments made to advancing gender equality. Mandela believed “Freedom cannot be achieved unless women […]

“Allow teen mothers to resume school”

“Allow teen mothers to resume school”

For immediate Release: Nairobi – 23/6/2017 African women and girls are outraged and incensed by yesterdays utterances by Tanzania President John Magufuli that teenage mothers impregnated while still in school should not be allowed to go back to their studies for fear of influencing other school girls to also fall pregnant. “That in this 21st […]

June 26, 2017 Themes: Education | Young Women Programs: News

Southern Africa: Young people are the future

Southern Africa: Young people are the future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johannesburg, 16 June: The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Gender Protocol Alliance will this month of June launch the Young Women Alliance (YWA) network. The launch is meant to coincide with the commemoration of the Day of the African Child on June 16. The YWA will be made up of young women […]

June 15, 2017 Themes: Children | Young Women | Youth Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance