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Fatherhood Matters: Celebrating Father’s Day

Fatherhood Matters: Celebrating Father’s Day

by Sandiswa Manana Johannesburg, 17 June: The contribution of fathers and father figures is highly recognised and celebrated worldwide on Father’s Day. Every year, third Sunday of June, fathers are celebrated all over the globe in showing gratitude and appreciation on being part of their children’s lives. Fatherhood is celebrated to acknowledge and honour the […]

June 17, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

Father’s Day: My beloved father!

Father’s Day: My beloved father!

By Mauwane Raophala I was about to turn 5 years old when I lost my beloved father. I would like to put it out there that it has been hard for me to grow up without a father figure. However, my late mother played his role to such extent that I felt like I still […]

June 15, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | Opinion

Father’s Day: Death in a time of mothering

Father’s Day: Death in a time of mothering

By Shaudzirai Mudekunye Recently Mambo, Tatenda and I lost a most beloved family member, my dad, Sekuru vaMambo. She was, at the time his first and only grand child and though it means a lot to me that he loved her so, I am still torn to pieces at the thought of it all. I am […]

June 13, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Aware

Roadmap to Equality: Editorial note

Roadmap to Equality: Editorial note

Welcome to the first edition of the Roadmap to Equality newsletter for 2018. Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. This Thursday, we will be celebrating the International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual day set aside to celebrate the progress women have made in society socially, politically […]

March 5, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

Cyril, the purple shall govern

Cyril, the purple shall govern

Dear Mr President, As you wound up your State of the Nation address (Sona) last Friday, I was at the Jo’burg Theatre watching South Africa’s inspirational production of The Color Purple, Alice Walker’sheart-rending story about Celie, a young woman who emerges triumphant after being brutalised by incest, marital rape and verbal abuse. I wished you […]

February 23, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Politics Programs: News

Call for entries: 2018 SADC Protocol@work summits

Call for entries: 2018 SADC Protocol@work summits

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 the theme, Local Action for […]

January 8, 2018 Themes: SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News

Roadmap to Equality December : Editorial note

Roadmap to Equality December : Editorial note

Welcome to the final 2017 edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. The result of the just ended Africa National Congress (ANC) elections where only one woman was appointed to the top leadership is a sad reminder of the patriarchal nature […]

December 21, 2017 Themes: SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News

Lesotho: SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Lesotho:  SADC Protocol@Work Summit

Maseru 14 December 2017: The Lesotho SADC Protocol @ Work Summit 2017 was held under the theme Local Action for a Strong 2030 A-gender in Southern Africa! The summit ran for two days, garnered informative case studies of strategies to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment and justice at local and community levels. The summit ended on a […]

December 14, 2017 Themes: SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News

Economic Justice key in ending GBV

Economic  Justice key in ending GBV

By Mariatu Fonnah The Gender Links Sunrise Campaign in 10 Southern African countries, 100 local councils and among 1500 women has shown how empowering women economically makes a difference in the secondary prevention of GBV. Exildah Chinyama, a programme beneficiary from Solwezi in Zambia shares her story, “I experienced serious abuse because my husband was […]

December 13, 2017 Themes: Gender based violence | Gender equality Programs: News

The intersection of sexual health and patriarchy

The intersection of sexual health and patriarchy

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg, 06 December 2017: Puberty was a period of confusion as well as fear for Trish*. Not only could she not understand what was happening to her body when she started menstruating at the age of 11, her own mother accused her of ‘playing with boys’ since it was a first in the family […]

December 6, 2017 Themes: Human Rights Programs: News