Advocacy

Tanzania Gender and News Summit

August 17, 2018 Programs: GEM Summit and Awards | Gender & Media

Press release: Namibia launching #SheDecidesSADC

Press release: Namibia launching #SheDecidesSADC

Windhoek 10 August: Gender activists from around the region will launch the tenth edition of the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer and the #SheDecidesSADC campaign at Hage Lodge on 13 August, ahead of the Heads of State Summit. “For every step forward on gender equality we have witnessed a step backwards,” noted GL CEO and co-editor of […]

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Maseru, 14 May: Lesotho is developing a Domestic Violence Bill 2018 in an endeavour to counter the rampant acts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that have rocked the country. This comes after the previous bill was not enacted into law for many years. This bill has been discussed with relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of […]

SA: Media important in highlighting GBV issues

SA: Media important in highlighting GBV issues

By Yolanda Dyantyi Johannesburg, 3 May :The 3rd of May marked another year of world press day where it celebrated the significance of freedom of press and freedom of expression which is enshrined in Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What is important for reflection on this particular day is that in […]

Mauritius: Saving and changing lives

Mauritius: Saving and changing lives

By Sheistah Bundhoo Melrose, 25 April – “I came out of the Rehabilitation Youth Centre in 2017 after being condemned for three years given that I ran away from my parental home. I still remember the abuse I faced on the part of my step mother who always had a preference for her biological daughter. […]

April 27, 2018 Themes: Young Women | Youth Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Governance | Gender Justice

GBV, plight of the girl child in Lesotho

GBV, plight of the girl child in Lesotho

By Manteboheleng Mabetha Maseru, 23 March: Lerato (22) went through the trauma of being raped by her father at the age of 13 until he was caught when she was aged 15. The discovery was made because she fell pregnant by her father then. “My father was arrested but I was left with a child […]

March 26, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

SADC Mirror on the Media launched at CSW

SADC Mirror on the Media launched at CSW

By Colleen Lowe Morna Gender Links (GL), in partnership with the government of Malawi and UN Women launched its innovative online media monitoring tool at a packed event during CSW 62 last week. GL’s “mirror on the media” is the product of years of monitoring – see here -showing that women represent less than one […]

March 26, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | GMMP | Media Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

SA: From #hashtags to action in rural areas

SA: From #hashtags to action in rural areas

By  LuciaMakamure Johannesburg, 14 March: The 62nd Commission of the Status of Women (CSW62) is underway in New York under the banner “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls living in rural areas”. The annual conference comes hardly a week after International Women Day whose theme this year […]

March 14, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Media | Young Women Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

CSW 62 opens, where are African young women?

CSW 62 opens, where are African young women?

New York, 12 March: The Commisson on the Status of Women (CSW62) kick started today in New York City, in the Unitewd States of America. Thousands of women from across the globe gathered during this annual meeting to discuss the status of women, take stock and share their experiences in advancing gender equality and womens […]

March 13, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: 16 Days of Activism 2008

From hashtags to action – young women speak out

From hashtags to action – young women speak out

Gender Links is joining the rest of the world to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD)  to press forward for full recognition of women’s rights. The IWD 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress. This year’s theme calls for collective action to press for gender parity, revival of advocacy and activism. At our door step in Johannesburg, there are two international […]

March 6, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice