Can the women’s movement sustain the call for change

In the aftermath of the largest peaceful march ever to take place in the US and globally following Donald Trump’s inauguration, critics are asking if the diverse range of protests that spread like a Mexican wave across five continents on 21 January can sustain the energy. Who is the women’s movement, and why is it […]

February 2, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

International: African Feminists at AWID Forum Call for Sustainable Resourcing

International: African Feminists at AWID Forum Call for Sustainable Resourcing

Salvador, Brazil, 9 September: African feminists have called on donors to “put their money where their mouth is” by funding indigenous African women’s rights organisations threatened with closure as funding priorities shift. While pledging to “get out of the box” and look into new sources of funding, including African philanthropy, a vibrant panel at the […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality Programs: News

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

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

The youth voice

The youth voice news letter continues to bring insights of all the major events ans echoing messages of interest from the youth as they encourage other peer’s participation through stirring up energy among the youth with the aim of becoming more resourceful.

August 1, 2016 Themes: Business | Education | Employment | Entertainment | Media | Youth Programs: Media | News | Resources

Learning Journey: Every failure is a new opportunity

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho As the manager of Gender Links Francophone countries, one of my responsibilities is to seek funding for the sustainability of Gender Links activities in Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thus, the year 2015 was marked […]

July 31, 2016 Themes: Education Programs: News

Learning Journey: Choose people who lift you up

“Tough times never last but tough people do.” The most memorable experience I had in 2015 as a GL staff member was the long-awaited regional summit that was planned to be held in my home country, Botswana. At first it seemed as a dream and I was nervous when I learnt that we were to […]

July 31, 2016 Themes: Education Programs: News

Learning Journey: There is always a light at the end of the tunnel

“When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” Henry J Kaiser It has been another year of so many things, working hard, learning new things, taking charge, changing people’s lives, disappointments and of course difficult times. But beyond everything and of all those things, one thing made me smile and look at life in a […]

GL@15: Change brewed in a feminist cooking pot

GL@15: Change brewed in a feminist cooking pot

Since the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action in 1995, all nations have pledged themselves to programmes for women’s advancement. The nations of Southern Africa are no different: all except two have signed up to the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development in 2008. Phrases such as “gender mainstreaming” and “women’s empowerment’ slip lightly off […]