Education

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has learnt with outrage and disgust about the molestation of 83 learners at AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto by a Scholar Patroller.  Through its mandate, the CGE will ensure that it supports and ensure that adequate interventions and responses are put in place by relevant state institutions and […]

Keeping girls in school key for gender equality

Keeping girls in school key for gender equality

 By Jenipher Changwanda Lilongwe, 11 October: Today the world commemorates the International Day of the Girl Child under the theme EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises. According to UNWomen this day serves to address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. This day gives […]

October 11, 2017 Themes: Education Programs: GL Opinion and Commentary Service | News | Write about rights

Science, policy trade-offs key for development goals_ Pretoria News

Science, policy trade-offs key for development goals_ Pretoria News

Bonang Matheba sends 10 girls to school_ The new age

Bonang Matheba sends 10 girls to school_ The new age
July 21, 2017 Themes: Education Programs: Gender Aware | News | Phenomenal Women | VRC Case studies | VRC Clippings

“Allow teen mothers to resume school”

“Allow teen mothers to resume school”

For immediate Release: Nairobi – 23/6/2017 African women and girls are outraged and incensed by yesterdays utterances by Tanzania President John Magufuli that teenage mothers impregnated while still in school should not be allowed to go back to their studies for fear of influencing other school girls to also fall pregnant. “That in this 21st […]

June 26, 2017 Themes: Education | Young Women Programs: News

Gender Monitoring in Science and Technology

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and other partners in the science field, member states and civil society in the Southern African Development Community held a two day meeting to discuss the role of science, technology and innovation in advancing gender equality. The workshop brought together gender and STI representatives from SADC member […]

May 10, 2017 Themes: Education Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Sanitary towel drive helps pupils_Mail & Guardian_3 February 2017

South Africa: Intersecting oppression – locating gender within #FeesMustFall

In debunking the politics of gender and oppression as a reflection of broader systemic violence within society; it is imperative not to privilege one oppression over another. When one engages with #FeesMustFall (FMF) as a body located outside of the movement; one is rarely ever confronted with the question of gender from an intersectional standpoint. […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Education Programs: Gender Justice | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

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

Botswana: Okhola Martha Masiele

Botswana: Okhola Martha Masiele

I was introduced to Gender Links, where I was taught about business. I had passion for business but my main challenge was that I couldn’t save money. With the training I got from Gender Links I was able to overcome that. I learned to set prices that will certain me profits and also record keeping. […]

November 9, 2016 Themes: Education | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice