Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign

Zim hosts 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Zim hosts 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

For immediate release: Zim hosts 2018 SADC Protocol @ Work Summit and Awards Harare, 18 May 2018: The Zimbabwe 2018 SADC Protocol @ Work Summit and Awards will take place at Cresta Lodge in Harare from the 22–23 May 2018. The two day summit running under the theme “Local Action for a strong 2030 A-gender […]

Swaziland hosts 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Swaziland hosts 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Mbabane, 11 May: The eSwatini SADC Gender Protocol joint Summit between Swaziland Gender Links and Capricorn District Municipality closed in Matsapha on 10 May 2018 with awards to twenty women and five men whose work on the ground won the highest accolades from judges and participants during presentations made this week. The summit featured fifty-seven […]

Global: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

Global: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

Johannesburg, 2 May: On 3 May, we commemorate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) under the theme “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law”. This year’s celebrations take place amidst the strengthening of the #MeToo campaign concerning sexual harassment (online and offline), safety of female journalists and campaigns against gender pay gaps […]

Mozambique: Women in politics facing obstacles

Mozambique: Women in politics facing obstacles

By Graca Maria Maputo, 20 April: Maria Helena Langa is one of the five women who heads a municipality, out of the 53 existing ones in Mozambique. Langa began her career within the political arena, as a municipal councilor from 1993 to 2003 and in 2009 rose within the ranks and became president of the […]

Zim: When perpetrators get away with GBV

Zim: When perpetrators get away with GBV

By Priscilla Maposa and Tapiwa Zvaraya Harare, 20 April: The streets of Harare recently came to a standstill when several men sexually harassed a woman vendor who was celebrating her birthday. This gross violation happened as people stood by and watched. It is a signal that the country is still far from standing up in […]

Botswana: 50-50 missed in cabinet reshuffle

Botswana: 50-50 missed in cabinet reshuffle

By Gomolemo Rasesigo, Gaborone, 16 April: Botswana’s new president Mokgweetsi Masisi missed the opportunity to make good on Botswana’s commitment to gender equality in his recent new cabinet, but had social media agog with his appointment of a young woman to the post of Investment Trade and Industry. Masisi is Botswana’s fifth president. The women’s […]

April 18, 2018 Themes: Governance Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

“Leave no woman behind in political decision making”

“Leave no woman behind in political decision making”

By Zethu Shongwe Thring Mbabane, 8 March”: ’’Any women who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.’’ Those were the words of Mr Clement Dlamini (UNISWA lecturer). The Swazi nation marked the International Women’s Day in Swaziland on the 8th of March 2018. This […]

Zim: Where is the Gender in the Elections Agenda?

Zim: Where is the Gender in the Elections Agenda?

By Buhlebenkosi Tshabangu Moyo So we are going to have elections this year. We don’t have the date yet but if we go by the Constitution, we should have exercised our right to vote no later than August 21. Predictably, there are a lot of discussions on electoral reforms. These are very important discussions because […]

March 20, 2018 Themes: Elections | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Press Release: More women, little change in SA cabinet

Press Release: More women, little change in SA cabinet

Johannesburg, 28 February:  While President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet has taken South Africa to within a whisper of gender parity at the executive level it has failed to inspire a new vision for gender equality, according to an analysis conducted by Gender Links. In his own changes that involved 30 ministers and six deputy ministers […]

February 28, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Call for entries: 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summits

Call for entries: 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summits

Southern Africa, 15 December 2017: Gender Links (GL) officially invites submissions for the 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summits Entries. The national summits are a platform for documenting and disseminating best practices in gender mainstreaming, gender equality, gender justice and women’s holistic empowerment in all spheres life and human development. The 2018 summits will be held under […]