Gender equality

June Roadmap to Equality : Editor’s Note

Welcome to another exciting edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. This promises to be an eventful month on the gender calendar. The month kicked off with national elections in Lesotho. An analysis of the participants’ lists in the recent elections […]

June 12, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Africans rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity

The SADC Gender Alliance secretariat on Africa Day joined other civil society organisations based in Johannesburg for the official launch of Africa Rising. Africans Rising is a pan-African movement committed to the rights of African people through promotion of justice, peace and dignity. It is a platform created for the mapping of resources across the […]

June 12, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Gender parity elusive as Lesotho votes

2017 has seen more women participating in the National Assembly elections with a total of 409 women or 31% of all candidates for all the 80 constituencies. This represents an increase of about 21% from a total of 337 women candidates in 2015. However despite this welcome increase in the proportion of women candidates in […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Zimbabwe: At the coalface, Gender in Local Government

The book documents one of the most far-reaching, systematic and sustained efforts to promote gender in local government in Zimbabwe and in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region. Based on the research report, “At the Coalface, Gender in Local Government” undertaken in 2010, the book assesses “Gender @ Work in Local Government” in Zimbabwe […]

June 10, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance

Is Africa rising enough for its women?

Is Africa rising enough for its women?

Johannesburg, 22 May: May 25 marks Africa Freedom day and many people across the continent and in the diaspora hold celebrations to mark this special occasion. On this day we celebrate the unity and solidarity of our founding leaders who sacrificed it all for the sake of our freedom and independence. As the beneficiaries of […]

Is Africa rising enough for its women?

Johannesburg, 22 May: May 25 marks Africa Freedom day and many people across the continent and in the diaspora hold celebrations to mark this special occasion. On this day we celebrate the unity and solidarity of our founding leaders who sacrificed it all for the sake of our freedom and independence. As the beneficiaries of […]

May 16, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

The Africa women want

Women rights organisations from across Africa met in Nairobi from May 3 to 5 to strategise on how to take forward Agenda 2030 and the Africa Agenda 2063. Organised by Femnet the conference provided an opportunity to discuss the best ways for the African women’s movement to engage in the processes of monitoring the implementation […]

May 10, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Editor’s note

Welcome to another exciting edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. Former South African President, the late Nelson Mandela once said, “Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression”. This statement makes me feel […]

May 10, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

EAC hails Alliance for leading the way on Gender Equality

Government and Civil society representatives from the East Africa Community (EAC) who converged in Kampala last week for the launch of their Pilot Gender Barometer have hailed the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Gender Protocol Alliance for taking a lead in advancing gender equality in Africa. Speaking at the launch the EAC Barometer the Chairperson […]

May 10, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Gaealafshwe, Modongo dominate championship_The midweek sun_9 May 2017