Economic violence

SADC: Making the economy work for women

SADC: Making the economy work for women

By Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 9 October: The African Women’s Development & Communication Network (FEMNET), in partnership with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University (CWGL), Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Christian Aid and UN Women are this week hosting the first ever African Feminist Macroeconomics Academy (AFMA). The Academy that has brought together gender activists, academia, researchers and […]

GL Sunrise Campaign wins Investing in the Future Award

GL Sunrise Campaign wins Investing in the Future Award

Gender Links has been named winner of the Mail and Guardian 2016 Investing in the Future Awards for Job Creation and Enterprise Development. The awards, announced on 25 November at the start of the Sixteen Days of Activism campaign, recognise “business as a force for good.” GL’s winning entry is its Empower Women, End Violence […]

March 2, 2017 Themes: Economic violence | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Public giving and why it matters in ending GBV

By Debbie Harrison Yesterday was giving Tuesday – this day is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Seventy one countries participated in Giving Tuesday with $116.5 […]

November 30, 2016 Themes: Economic violence | Emotional violence | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Socio economic costs of violence against women in Mozambique

Gender violence causes harm to society and the state. This study presents the socio-economic costs of violence against women within the family and the society, with the aim of documenting the process of calculating those socio-economic costs of violence against women in Mozambique, producing recommendations that should be taken into account when planning, budgeting and […]

Southern African Trust (SAT) Ukhamba Giving Event raises over R80 000

Southern African Trust (SAT) Ukhamba Giving Event raises over R80 000

On Correspondence The Gender Links Empower Women, End Violence programme is one of the four beneficiaries of the 2016 Southern African Trust (SAT) Ukhamba Giving Event. The event which took place on Saturday 27 August raised R83 000 which will be shared amongst the four beneficiaries; Gender Links, Bethany House Boitumelo Community Organisation and Lets us […]

September 1, 2016 Themes: Economic violence Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

EUGENE Michelline – Madagascar

EUGENE Michelline, institutrice d’une école primaire privée, a quatre enfants. Elle réside dans la Commune Urbaine d’Ambovombe Androy, l’une des zones les plus patriarcales à Madagascar et qui pratique jusqu’à présent la polygamie. Ils se sont installés à Ambovombe dans le cadre du travail de son époux. Ces dernières années, Michelline a vécu mal son […]

August 15, 2016 Themes: Economic violence Programs: Gender & Governance

The power of the pen-Action For Development Building Citizen’s Resilience in Promoting Violence Free Families and Communities in Apac and Oyam Districts

”The power of the pen” is a publication which highlights stories of people who may have lost hope in humanity without the intervention of ACFODE  through community-based initiatives that positively impacted their lives and encouraged them to persevere in the promotion of peace in their homes and communities.

Edwina Kapfudza – Zimbabwe

Edwina Kapfudza – Zimbabwe

Edwina Kapfudza recalls the day she met her ward councillor and how she was introduced to Gender Links (GL). This took place at a time when she least expected any help from anyone with regard to her experience of gender based violence (GBV). Prior to the introductions, the council held a meeting with the identified survivors of GBV. The idea was to know more about the women’s experiences of GBV before referring them to GL.

Women against violence breaking the silence: Reflecting on experience in Latin America and the Caribbean

The struggle against violence against women in the region brings together the objectives and strategies of the feminist movement. The movement has accumulated a wealth of experience in uncovering the scope of violence and the impact on women’s lives and making visible one of the most flagrant aspects of women’s subordination.   The feminist movement’s […]

A Training Guide for Building the Capabilities of Duty Bearers to Prevent and Manage Gender Based Violence