SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Southern Africa: Young people are the future

Southern Africa: Young people are the future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johannesburg, 16 June: The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Gender Protocol Alliance will this month of June launch the Young Women Alliance (YWA) network. The launch is meant to coincide with the commemoration of the Day of the African Child on June 16. The YWA will be made up of young women […]

June 15, 2017 Themes: Children | Young Women | Youth Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

June Roadmap to Equality : Editor’s Note

Welcome to another exciting edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. This promises to be an eventful month on the gender calendar. The month kicked off with national elections in Lesotho. An analysis of the participants’ lists in the recent elections […]

June 12, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Africans rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity

The SADC Gender Alliance secretariat on Africa Day joined other civil society organisations based in Johannesburg for the official launch of Africa Rising. Africans Rising is a pan-African movement committed to the rights of African people through promotion of justice, peace and dignity. It is a platform created for the mapping of resources across the […]

June 12, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

From New York’s ‘Kiki’ to Jozi’s ‘Queens’

On the last day of May, the Swedish Embassy in South Africa screened two films Kiki and Jozi Queens that focus on the LGBTQI community. Kiki, an American-Swedish co-produced documentary set in New York focuses on several young LGBT people of colour as they participate in contemporary LGBTQI African- American ball culture. The documentary exploits […]

June 12, 2017 Themes: LGBTI Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Water ‘Is a Game Changer in Woman’s Life’

By Abela Msikula According to the Integrated Labour Force Survey 2014, five households out of 10, equivalent to 54.6 percent in Tanzania mainland reach water services within 400 meters and 11.2 percent are forced to walk over two kilometres in search of the service. Women and girls have been mentioned as victims of the situation, […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: Climate Change Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Will SA be the first African country to pass effective laws to end prostitution?

While it is widely acknowledged that existing laws governing prostitution in South Africa have done little for the well-being of people in prostitution in this country, it has still taken several years for any progress to be made regarding the amendment of laws pertaining to the sex trade. While the release of the South African […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: Sex work Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Opportunities for Women Involvement in Sports Exist

While presenting to an audience of journalists and sports industry stakeholders at an International Working Group on Women and Sports sponsored Gender Mainstreaming Engagement Exercise Magdaline Madibela pointed out how the United Nations (UN) Agenda 2030 and the complementary Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) come together to enhance opportunities that can be exploited to improve the involvement […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: Sports Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Angola: Women Represent 59.9 of Voters in 2017 Elections

Luanda — The representation of the woman with electoral capacity in the August 23 election represents 59.9 percent of the total number of voters, said the Angolan Secretary of State for Cooperation, Ângela Bragança. The official said so during a lecture on “Women and Elections in Africa”, adding that the electoral process should be a […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: Governance Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Swaziland: Kingdom Faces LGBTI Rights Review

Swaziland’s discrimination against LGBTI people is being put under scrutiny by a United Nations group. Swaziland, which is ruled by King Mswati III, as sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in 2004, which protects the rights of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people among […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: LGBTI Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Gender parity elusive as Lesotho votes

2017 has seen more women participating in the National Assembly elections with a total of 409 women or 31% of all candidates for all the 80 constituencies. This represents an increase of about 21% from a total of 337 women candidates in 2015. However despite this welcome increase in the proportion of women candidates in […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance