Gender equality

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 […]

CSW61: Time to end the gender pay gap

CSW61: Time to end the gender pay gap

Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance joins global calls for equal pay    New York, 15 March. The Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance has joined calls by participants at the Commission on the Status of Women 61 (CSW61) calling for swift action to end the gender pay gap. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) […]

March 15, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

All talk, little money for women’s rights

All talk, little money for women’s rights

It’s International Women’s Day and I am struggling with many emotions. I am opening the fourth invitation in as many days to an embassy round table on women’s rights in Southern Africa, and I am tempted to politely request that they donate the lunch or breakfast money to our work on the ground. I have […]

Working for bold change

Working for bold change

Johannesburg, 7 March: On 8 March 2017, Gender Links (GL) joined the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) under the United Nations theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.” GL, notes the huge changes happening in world of work and calls on all Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders’ […]

SADC gender activists want action and results!

SADC gender activists want action and results!

Johannesburg, 8 March: The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance calls on governments to finalise the Monitoring, Evaluation and Results (MER) Framework accompanying the Post 2015 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development as part of their International Women’s Day (IWD) commitments. In August 2016 2015, Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State adopted an updated […]

March 7, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Palapye Coe

Photo Fact file Country Botswana Province/Region Central Baseline score Latest score Population  36,211 Number of women councillors Number of men councillors Joined the COE programme  2010 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  No Summit Palapye is a large town in Botswana, situated about halfway between Francistown and Gaborone (240 km away from Gaborone and 170 km away from Francistown). Over […]

Okavango Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept July 2014 Buy-in report II Situation analysis  July 2014 Situation analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village level meeting IV Inception workshop Workshop Report V Action planning workshop Action plan VI Adoption of action plan and signing of statement […]

North West Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 19 Oct 2010 Buy-in report II Situation analysis 20 Oct 2010 Situation analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village level meeting IV Inception workshop 5-7 Aug 2009 Workshop Report V Action planning workshop 5-7 Aug 2009 Action plan VI […]

North East Report Card

COE Report card Stage Description Date Outputs I Meetings and adoption of COE concept 25 Oct 2010 Management meeting  report II Situation analysis 26 Oct 2010 Situation analysis III SADC Protocol on gender and development Village level meeting IV Inception workshop 1-3 June 2010 Workshop report V Action planning workshop 1-3 June 2010 Workshop report […]