SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

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

Widow’s political pleas challenge traditional beliefs

Widow’s political pleas challenge traditional beliefs

By Lucia Makamure The outspoken comments by Barbara Hogan, the widow of Ahmed Kathrada, following his death have challenged the beliefs around mourning and widowhood in the African context. Hogan defied tradition by making her voice heard at her husband’s burial when she questioned the integrity of the President, Jacob Zuma. In an unprecedented  move […]

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

Funding for gender equality

The Dutch Mission at the United Nations organised a side event as part of CSW61 to discuss ways on addressing the continued cuts on funding for women and feminist organisations. Speakers at the event included representatives from AWID, JASS and Danish Pension Funds. AWID gave a good introduction, and recalled the Organisation for Economic Co-operation […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Women’s representation in politics stagnating – IPU

(Geneva-New York, 15 March)—The number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated, with only marginal improvements since 2015, according to the data presented in the Women in Politics 2017 Map launched today by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. The Map, which depicts global rankings for women in the executive […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Gender and media focus for CSW 2018

With only a year to go before the 62nd annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)  at the United Nations in New York, it’s not too early to start planning how to ensure the theme of gender and the media is reflected on its agenda, says Tim Francis, Associate Programme Specialist, UNESCO Communication and […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Women’s empowerment at the core of development

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment has presented its second report with final recommendations to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. In its report, the Panel lays out concrete actions for accelerating progress towards women’s full and equal economic participation. The report also acknowledges that gender inequalities remain stubborn across the world, […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Malawi government champions the SADC Gender Protocol at CSW61

The Malawi government presented at the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW 61) how having a regional gender instrument like the SADC Gender Protocol (Protocol) has helped to advance the economic empowerment of women. Addressing participants at their side event entitled, ‘Opportunities for women to move up value chains in Malawi through economic empowerment […]

Alliance Chair appointed global gender pay champion

The Alliance Chair, Emma Kaliya was on March 13 appointed as a champion for equal pay alongside high profile government officials, celebrities and gender equality activists. The official announcement was made at a colourful event held at the General Assembly at the United Nations (UN) to coincide with the first day of the 61st edition […]

Editor’s note

Welcome to our Commission of the Status of Women (CSW61) special edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. CSW61 that ran from 13-24 March was held under the priority theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”, whereas the […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance