GBV

SA: GBV and HIV/AIDS issues not given attention

SA: GBV and HIV/AIDS issues not given attention

By Mauwane Raophala Johannesburg, 6 June 2018:The link between Gender Based violence (GBV) and HIV and AIDS remains one of the issues that are not given much attention in South Africa, even though it continues to increase women’s vulnerability to HIV by making it difficult to set the terms of equal relationship. Dr Aaron Motsoaledi […]

June 12, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Violence | HIV/AIDS

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Maseru, 14 May: Lesotho is developing a Domestic Violence Bill 2018 in an endeavour to counter the rampant acts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that have rocked the country. This comes after the previous bill was not enacted into law for many years. This bill has been discussed with relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of […]

Zim: When perpetrators get away with GBV

Zim: When perpetrators get away with GBV

By Priscilla Maposa and Tapiwa Zvaraya Harare, 20 April: The streets of Harare recently came to a standstill when several men sexually harassed a woman vendor who was celebrating her birthday. This gross violation happened as people stood by and watched. It is a signal that the country is still far from standing up in […]

GBV, plight of the girl child in Lesotho

GBV, plight of the girl child in Lesotho

By Manteboheleng Mabetha Maseru, 23 March: Lerato (22) went through the trauma of being raped by her father at the age of 13 until he was caught when she was aged 15. The discovery was made because she fell pregnant by her father then. “My father was arrested but I was left with a child […]

March 26, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Feminism’s got its groove back

Feminism’s got its groove back

By Colleen Lowe Morna, Tarisai Nyamweda and Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 19 January 2018: Every dark cloud truly has a silver lining. January 20 last year witnessed the inauguration of Donald Trump, the most overtly racist and sexist US president in recent history. That sparked off the biggest women’s march ever a day later: over 400 […]

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The Halfway Home is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. The Home welcomes residents coming from the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) in Mauritius and other children shelters. Reaching the age of 18, these teenage girls are no longer under the responsibility of the Gender […]

Changing Lives – Stories of Safe Haven Halfway Home Residents

Below are the stories of our residents : Dola* our first resident is 18 years old originally from Terre Rouge. At 13 she started smoking synthetic drugs and ran away from her home. She was locked in the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) (children prison), for one year and as soon as she got out, she […]

Empowering women – ending violence in Southern Africa

Empowering women ending violence Gender Links publication entitled Empowering women ending violence in Southern Africa. This summarises a pilot project targeting 1500 GBV survivors (15 to 20 survivors per council) in 10 Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government in each of 10 SADC countries. This publications summarises the project which focussed on an integrated approach of […]

Judicial Bench Book on Violence against Women in East Africa

Judicial Bench Book on Violence against Women in East Africa

Domestic violence is the greatest cause of death among women and girls worldwide. Although most Commonwealth member states have laws to protect the rights of women, implementation can prove difficult. The judiciary also plays a central role in enhancing and protecting women’s rights, and enforcing laws against women abuse. The Commonwealth commissions case law reviews […]

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in SA

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in SA

By Tshwaresa Malatji and Petronell Ngonyama Johannesburg, 01 December: HIV and AIDS has a great impact on society. The pandemic also has significant economic impact. South African youth especially young women are the most vulnerable and are at a high risk of contracting HIV. There are multiple of factors, which put immense pressure leading to […]

December 1, 2017 Themes: GBV | Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)