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African Journal on Conflict Resolution

Story telling as a way to heal sexual violence survivors among women and girls in northern Uganda. Indigenous institutions are an alternative conflict resolution mechanism in eastern Ethiopia and experiences from Zimbabwe.

Ending Child Marriage in Southern Africa

Seizing key opportunities for girls’ human rights in Southern Africa. This Human Rights Watch booklet examines what perpetuates child marriage. It also looks at the health and educational consequences of such marriages. It lists recommendations for SADC and national ministries of health and education.

Malawi: Fighting GBV in politics

Malawi: Fighting GBV in politics

By Joseph kayira Blantyre, 29 December: Since the advent of electoral democracy in Malawi, in 1994, women’s rights and empowerment issues appear to take center stage during campaigns. Women are deliberately removed from public domain once a new government is in place. However, things have suddenly taken a new turn as women have started to […]

December 29, 2018 Themes: GBV | Politics Programs: GL Commentary Service

Malawi: Poverty blocks fights against GBV

Malawi: Poverty blocks fights against GBV

By Jane Changwanda Balaka, 24 December: In a courtroom, Annie kadothi* stood up and told the Magistrate that she wanted to withdraw the case against her husband case who was answering a case of unlawful wounding. Accompanied by her relatives and their marriage counselors, she told the court that she would not manage to take […]

December 24, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zimbabwe: A plea for justice

Zimbabwe: A plea for justice

By Elizabeth Chikeyi Gweru, 19 December: No one deserves to die the way you died. No one has a right to take another person’s life. Everyone has a right to live. A right to options, a right to be safe, a right to be loved and love back. A right to an education, a right […]

December 19, 2018 Themes: GBV | Intimate partner violence Programs: GL Commentary Service

Eswatini: The untold stories of abuse

Eswatini: The untold stories of abuse

By Comfort Mabuza Mbabane, 13 December: The Kingdom of Eswatini is headed by King Mswati III, the last absolute monarch in Africa and prides itself with cultural festivals and traditional ceremonies that are celebrated religiously. From a distance, it all certainly looks glamorous, especially the renowned Umhlanga-Reed dance festival, which normally is celebrated around August […]

December 12, 2018 Themes: GBV | Human Rights Programs: GL Commentary Service

“I” stories 2015 – Voices from Botswana: Gender based violence survivors speak

These stories are real experiences of women in Botswana and not fiction. The book gives a glimpse of the horrors experienced by women on a daily basis. Women go through many forms of gender based violence and deserve a standing ovation for their courage in sharing their stories. For years Gender Links in Botswana has […]

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2018

The tenth edition of the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer published in August, the eve of Women’s Day. “For every step forward on gender equality we have witnessed a step backwards,” noted GL CEO. This is the annual state-of- women in Southern Africa report. “In the year that saw women across the world and our region march for […]

SA: Migrant teenage girls drawn to sex at a young age

SA: Migrant teenage girls drawn to sex at a young age

By Khanyile Mlotshwa Johannesburg, 7 December: I meet her by her big black gate as she is rushing out to the street to call  her second daughter to return home. “Can’t you see it’s now too late to be out in the streets?” she asks her daughter. When we sit down for the brief interview, […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: GBV | Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Gender based violence in mining

Tanzania: Gender based violence in mining

By Idd Juma Dar es salaam, 27 November:  A large number of women are involved in small-scale mining  in the Tanzanian region of Geita. They experience many challenges, a major one being gender-based violence. Due to high poverty levels, women in the region are forced to work in mining to support their families. In the […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: GL Commentary Service