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

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

Values, education and democracy: School-based research report: Opening pathways for dialogue

This report outlines the findings of school-based research exploring the way that educators, learners and parents think and talk about values in education.The study affirms previous research that claims that the process of rebuilding the post-independent state must reach to values and a decolonisation of the mind.Without purposeful intervention the state is conceding to colonial […]

Values, education and democracy

The promotion of the values of equity, tolerance, multilingualism, openness, accountability, social honour in schooling is the central argument of this report of the Working Group on Values in Education. These values derive from the Consititution and educational philosophy and are influential in determining the national character to which South Africa as a democracy aspires. […]

September 16, 2016 Themes: Children | Education | Human Rights Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Documentation of pluralism within the women’s movement in Uganda: Re-echoing of women activists, sustaining women activists

The Uganda women’s movement has stood the test of time and is a strong social movement challenging historical cultural traditions and the deeply entrenched patriarchal system.  Given a strong national and pluralistic women’s movement Uganda has been able to register progress towards gender equity. However, the women’s movement is said to have recently become polarised […]

Emang Basadi: A woman candidate’s guide to campaign management

This booklet serves as a tool for women candidates that will help them to plan and manage an effective campaign. It should be used as part of a campaigning strategy. It examines how to make the decision to stand for office as well as how to research one’s constituency and build a campaign organisation. The campaign […]

Ministry of education and culture: Education and training policy

A good system of education in any country must be effective on two fronts: on the quantitative level; to ensure access to education and equity in the distribution and allocation of resources to various segments of the society, and on qualitative level, to ensure that the country produces the skills needed for rapid social and […]

September 12, 2016 Themes: Education Programs: Education and training | Training Tools

Manifesto on values, education and democracy

This document is an attempt at fleshing out an idea of moulding people from diverse origins into one, as well as cultural practices and languages into one, within a democratic framework that can absorb and mediate conflicts without oppression and injustice. It is a call to all to embrace the spirit of a democratic non-racial […]

September 12, 2016 Themes: Education | Human Rights Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)