Gender equality

World Press Freedom Day: How free are we?

World Press Freedom Day: How free are we?

“With World Press freedom Day approaching it is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.” Media plays a critical […]

April 24, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Alerts | Gender & Media | Seminars

Swaziland: Nomcebo Dlamini

Nomcebo Dlamini is a 40-year old woman who is a designer and dressmaker. She is from Sidwashini south, Mbabanein the Hhohho region. She stays with her family and her 10-year-old son. Nomcebo is physically disabled. She was knocked down by a car when she was 4years old while coming from pre-school. This accident resulted in […]

April 24, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

Funding for gender equality

The Dutch Mission at the United Nations organised a side event as part of CSW61 to discuss ways on addressing the continued cuts on funding for women and feminist organisations. Speakers at the event included representatives from AWID, JASS and Danish Pension Funds. AWID gave a good introduction, and recalled the Organisation for Economic Co-operation […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Women’s representation in politics stagnating – IPU

(Geneva-New York, 15 March)—The number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated, with only marginal improvements since 2015, according to the data presented in the Women in Politics 2017 Map launched today by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. The Map, which depicts global rankings for women in the executive […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Gender and media focus for CSW 2018

With only a year to go before the 62nd annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)  at the United Nations in New York, it’s not too early to start planning how to ensure the theme of gender and the media is reflected on its agenda, says Tim Francis, Associate Programme Specialist, UNESCO Communication and […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Women’s empowerment at the core of development

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment has presented its second report with final recommendations to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. In its report, the Panel lays out concrete actions for accelerating progress towards women’s full and equal economic participation. The report also acknowledges that gender inequalities remain stubborn across the world, […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Malawi government champions the SADC Gender Protocol at CSW61

The Malawi government presented at the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW 61) how having a regional gender instrument like the SADC Gender Protocol (Protocol) has helped to advance the economic empowerment of women. Addressing participants at their side event entitled, ‘Opportunities for women to move up value chains in Malawi through economic empowerment […]

Editor’s note

Welcome to our Commission of the Status of Women (CSW61) special edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. CSW61 that ran from 13-24 March was held under the priority theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”, whereas the […]

March 27, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

Polokwane, 17 March: The first ever joint SADC Protocol@Work Summit between two countries ended on a high note last night with awards celebrating local efforts to promote gender equality in South Africa and Swaziland. Over 150 participants from Capricorn District Municipality (CDM), Gender Links (GL) Swaziland Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government, entrepreneurs […]

The LUX Project – Empowerment Training for Women in Cite Mangalkhan, Mauritius

This project will holistically help women to come out of their precarious situation through an Empowerment programme. This will help them be less vulnerable to depression, discouragement, violence, unemployment and other health and social ills. The project has been launched on the 14th of March in line with the International Day of Women 2017. 24 […]