Gender equality

Zimbabwe: Chegutu Rural District Council – Boarding facility for girl child only

There was a rural school with disadvantaged children who travelled for long distances to access secondary education. Some of the school children were lodging at Mubaira growth point. They ended up in difficult situations like drug abuse, alcoholism, prostitution and child pregnancies. The council, as the responsible authority of the school, mobilized resources from parents […]

SA: Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

SA: Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 18 July: Today the world celebrates the life of one of the world’s most iconic figures Nelson Mandela.. Mandela Day presents a great opportunity to revisit commitments made to advancing gender equality. Mandela believed “Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression. Our endeavours must […]

Zimbabwe: Warren Ndava

” From a father to a women’s Savings Club Organizer” I am a ward councillor in Zvimba Rural District. I engage much in poverty eradication around my community. I am a life transformer through a money savings club project. Prior to being a councillor, it has always been my dream to help other people. I […]

July 17, 2018 Themes: Agriculture | Drivers of Change | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe:Ruth Chamunorwa

‘If someone can do it, I am able to do it too ‘ I am a housing intern at Umguza Rural District. I am empowered in terms of gender mainstreaming issues. I am passionate about Gender related and human rights related issues and women empowerment. I am an active member of Yali network and also […]

July 17, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Gender equality | Young Women Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia: Wilhelmina Malapi

“bring change and to improve our livelihood” During my first meeting with Gender Links I was impressed by the enthusiasm and willingness of the facilitator, who was a man, to help us bring change and improve our lives. It was strange for me that a stranger will come to us and learn us how to […]

July 16, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Mandela, the gender activist who never stopped learning

Mandela, the gender activist who never stopped learning

By Colleen Lowe Morna 9 July 2018: There is a scene still etched in my memory from my younger days as a reporter. Soon after his release from jail in 1990, Mandela paid an official visit to Zimbabwe as leader of the African National Congress (ANC). As he emerged from the flight, a group of […]

Zambia: KATETE GIRLS ANTI-GBV PROJECT, GIRLS EMPOWEREMENT

The project’s purpose is to promote girls rights through life skills education and HIV/AIDS prevention, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education through community awareness campaigns and capacity building for both in and out of school. It is a good practice as it provides girls with knowledge and skills to empower their capacities […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Resta Dzvinyangoma

“Empower a woman and the whole nation is empowered.” I am a school dropout due to cultural beliefs that a woman should not proceed up to secondary school and educating a girl is a waste of money. I worked as shopkeeper at my fathers’ shop but there was not even a day he showed me […]

South Africa: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

South Africa: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

By Yolanda Dyantyi Pretoria, 6 July: Gender Links in collaboration with South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) and UNISA Women’s Forum held a seminar “Women in Dialogue, Women in Action” under the theme “Towards a new phase of the South African young women’s movement” The conversation which was facilitated by multi-talented media personality, feminist, and […]

Tanzania: UN Women to host gender & media summit

Tanzania: UN Women to host gender & media summit

HE Vice President of Tanzania and UN Women Executive Director to attend Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA: UN Women announced today it will host a Gender and Media Summit on August 22 to 24, 2018 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Focusing on the acceleration of the implementation of the reporting of the Sustainable Development Goals, the […]

July 6, 2018 Themes: Gender and Media Awards | Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender & Media