Gender based violence

SA: GBV and HIV/AIDS issues not given attention

SA: GBV and HIV/AIDS issues not given attention

By Mauwane Raophala Johannesburg, 6 June 2018:The link between Gender Based violence (GBV) and HIV and AIDS remains one of the issues that are not given much attention in South Africa, even though it continues to increase women’s vulnerability to HIV by making it difficult to set the terms of equal relationship. Dr Aaron Motsoaledi […]

June 12, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Violence | HIV/AIDS

SA: The stigma of sex work – To be ‘blessed and slaying’

SA: The stigma of sex work – To be ‘blessed and slaying’

By Yolanda Dyantyi Johannesburg, 12 June 2018: Over the last couple of years, a “new” of type of sex work has populated much of social media under the name of “Blesser Lifestyle”. This has been glamourised by young women who post pictures on Instagram of the benefits received through this line of work using the […]

Africa: Not yet Uhuru!

Africa: Not yet Uhuru!

By Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 25 May: On this day in 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OUA) now known as the Africa Union (AU) was founded in Addis Ababa with a commitment to free the continent from colonial rule and to improve the living standards across member states. Fifty-five years later, so much has changed […]

SA: Media important in highlighting GBV issues

SA: Media important in highlighting GBV issues

By Yolanda Dyantyi Johannesburg, 3 May :The 3rd of May marked another year of world press day where it celebrated the significance of freedom of press and freedom of expression which is enshrined in Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What is important for reflection on this particular day is that in […]

Barometer GBV infogram

January 14, 2018 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The Halfway Home is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. The Home welcomes residents coming from the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) in Mauritius and other children shelters. Reaching the age of 18, these teenage girls are no longer under the responsibility of the Gender […]

Changing Lives – Stories of Safe Haven Halfway Home Residents

Below are the stories of our residents : Dola* our first resident is 18 years old originally from Terre Rouge. At 13 she started smoking synthetic drugs and ran away from her home. She was locked in the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) (children prison), for one year and as soon as she got out, she […]

Beyond Access: Toolkit for integrating gender-based violence prevention and response into education projects

Integrating gender-based violence  prevention and response into education A toolkit for integrating gender-based violence prevention and response into education projects. This toolkit was prepared for USAID. Introduction GBV and USAID education strategy Integrating the GBV prevention response into education projects Measuring results and Conclusion Finally, a summary of resources as well as a list of terms

Empowering women – ending violence in Southern Africa

Empowering women ending violence Gender Links publication entitled Empowering women ending violence in Southern Africa. This summarises a pilot project targeting 1500 GBV survivors (15 to 20 survivors per council) in 10 Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government in each of 10 SADC countries. This publications summarises the project which focussed on an integrated approach of […]

Commonwealth Women’s Forum 2015 Report

Report of the Proceedings of the Commonwealth Women’s Forum 2015 The theme of the Commonwealth Women’s Forum provided a strong message regarding women’s empowerment. It’s theme ‘Women ahead: Be all that you can’ emphasises that gender equality is central to all aspects of policy development. The report demonstrates the continuing strength of our Commonwealth commitment to […]