Gender equality

16 Days News Service

16 Days News Service

During the Sixteen Days of Activism 2018 on the theme “Sixteen Days to Up Voice and Choice” GL put out a call for stories from the SADC region on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). These stories can be found here.

Annual Report 2016

Formed in March 2001, Gender Links (GL) is a Southern African NGO, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa that promotes gender equality and justice across the fifteen countries of the region. Described in a 2005 external evaluation as “a small organisation with large footprints”  GL took giant footsteps in 2008 with the establishment of a […]

Gender Links Annual Report 2016

Gender Links is a Southern African NGO that promotes gender equality and justice. 2016 is the first year of the post 2015 Agenda. Gender is the most cross cutting of all sources of inequality and exclusion. Gender Links works from individual to family to community to policy level to bring about change.

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 […]

Glass Ceilings: Women in SA media houses 2018

  The third Glass Ceilings survey of South African media shows dramatic shifts. These are in both the race and gender composition of media since the first study. But black women are still not fairly represented in media decision-making and the pay gap is widening. This is clear especially in the age of digitisation. The […]

December 6, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Political parties and women’s political participation in Commonwealth Africa.

This research report begins with an overview of women’s political participation. Section 3 covers the objectives of the study and also the methodology of the study. There are six case studies as well as reviews of parties policies. Section 6 concludes and provides recommendations on best practice

A Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Elections in Commonwealth Africa

Promoting gender equality across society is a core value of the Commonwealth. Member countries took a stance on this in 1996 and recommended that members should try to achieve a target of at least 30% of women in decision-making positions. The Heads of Government endorsed this in 1997. Seven of the top ten performers in […]

Whose (on)line is it anyway?

Whose (on)line is it anyway?

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 5 December: Misogyny and abuse, crude insults, sexual harassment, trolling, ridicule the list goes on are some of the forms of violence women face as they try to participate in dialogue, debate and make their voices and presence count online. As we celebrate 16 Days of activism issues of online safety […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: Gender based violence | Gender equality | ICT's | Media Programs: News

Hobbled by misogyny in SA’s media

Hobbled by misogyny in SA’s media

By Colleen Lowe Morna and Glenda Daniels Johannebsurg, 19 October : A presstitute, a whore, a harridan, an animal and a quisling: these are just a few of the misogynous labels that one of South Africa’s best known black women editors has endured in cyber space as she has stood up boldly against state capture. […]

October 19, 2018 Themes: Gender and Media Awards | Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender & Media

Glass Ceilings: Women in South African media houses 2018

Glass Ceilings: Women in South African media houses 2018

South Africa, October 2018

October 17, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender & Media