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Equal pay for work of equal value

Equal pay for work of equal value

Johannesburg, 26 April : As the world celebrate International Workers Day on May 1 , the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance joins UN Women in calling for accelerated action in closing the gender pay gap. Worldwide, women only make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. As a result, there’s a lifetime of income inequality […]

April 26, 2017 Themes: Business Unusual Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

World Press Freedom Day: How free are we?

World Press Freedom Day: How free are we?

“With World Press freedom Day approaching it is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.” Media plays a critical […]

April 24, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Alerts | Gender & Media | Seminars

Bring Back our Girls: Three years on

Bring Back our Girls: Three years on

Johannesburg, 20 April 2017: Gender Links and the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance joined millions of other women around the planet who on April 14 marked the third anniversary since the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from a Chibok government secondary school by Boko Haram. To date 57 have managed to escape, 24 returned and […]

April 20, 2017 Themes: Children Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

GL said #ZumaMustGo in 2009

GL said #ZumaMustGo in 2009

The gender politics of leaders is a litmus test of their performance in government. Soon after President Jacob Zuma’s election in 2009, we wrote an open letter stating that Mr Zuma was not fit to lead. The Mail and Guardian carried the Open letter to JZ on women’s rights . GL supports marches organised by […]

SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

Polokwane, 17 March: The first ever joint SADC Protocol@Work Summit between two countries ended on a high note last night with awards celebrating local efforts to promote gender equality in South Africa and Swaziland. Over 150 participants from Capricorn District Municipality (CDM), Gender Links (GL) Swaziland Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government, entrepreneurs […]

CSW61: Time to end the gender pay gap

CSW61: Time to end the gender pay gap

Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance joins global calls for equal pay    New York, 15 March. The Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance has joined calls by participants at the Commission on the Status of Women 61 (CSW61) calling for swift action to end the gender pay gap. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) […]

March 15, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Working for bold change

Working for bold change

Johannesburg, 7 March: On 8 March 2017, Gender Links (GL) joined the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) under the United Nations theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.” GL, notes the huge changes happening in world of work and calls on all Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders’ […]

SADC gender activists want action and results!

SADC gender activists want action and results!

Johannesburg, 8 March: The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance calls on governments to finalise the Monitoring, Evaluation and Results (MER) Framework accompanying the Post 2015 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development as part of their International Women’s Day (IWD) commitments. In August 2016 2015, Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State adopted an updated […]

March 7, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

GL Sunrise Campaign wins Investing in the Future Award

GL Sunrise Campaign wins Investing in the Future Award

Gender Links has been named winner of the Mail and Guardian 2016 Investing in the Future Awards for Job Creation and Enterprise Development. The awards, announced on 25 November at the start of the Sixteen Days of Activism campaign, recognise “business as a force for good.” GL’s winning entry is its Empower Women, End Violence […]

March 2, 2017 Themes: Economic violence | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

A feminist president for South Africa

A feminist president for South Africa

Johannesburg, 21 February: As South Africa’s presidential race heats up, Gender Links (GL) is delighted that at least half those reportedly putting their hat in the ring of the African National Congress (ANC) race are women. GL urges all presidential candidates from all parties to set out their priorities on upholding human rights, especially women’s […]

February 21, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

March for equality and justice must stretch to 365 days!

March for equality and justice must stretch to 365 days!

Gender Links joins thousands of organisations and communities around the world in calling for the “largest day of peaceful demonstration across the world” to be stretched into a year- long campaign for equality and justice. A Southern African organisation committed to equality and justice, Gender Links joined more than a million people around the world […]

The Saeanna Chingamuka Internship Programme

The Saeanna Chingamuka Internship Programme

On 15 January 2017 Gender Links announced the Saeanna Chingamuka Internship programme of the Gender and Media Diversity Centre during a memorial ceremony after the untimely passing away of the founding manager of the centre on 24 December 2016. Chingamuka earned a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. She began […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)