#CSW63: Pushing back the push back

#CSW63: Pushing back the push back

Spotlight on gender equality in social protection, infrastructure and public services By Sifisosami Dube New York, 13 March: The time is now to demystify “Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”; it is what real women encounter and need every day. This […]

Menstrual Health Management in East and Southern Africa

Commissioned by the UNFPA. The UNFPA introduced MHM into the humanitarian setting and has begun approaches to improve it. The review links MHM to the sustainable development goals and providing informed choices.  

Championing Health for All

Sensitisation and information Manual for Key Populations Reach Regional Champions. This programme aims to reduce HIV infections and HIV-related deaths in key affected populations in Southern Africa. It also targets key sectors such as health, justice and culture.

January 10, 2019 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS | LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Ending Child Marriage in Southern Africa

Seizing key opportunities for girls’ human rights in Southern Africa. This Human Rights Watch booklet examines what perpetuates child marriage. It also looks at the health and educational consequences of such marriages. It lists recommendations for SADC and national ministries of health and education.

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 […]

SA: Women must make own choices on abortion

SA: Women must make own choices on abortion

By Vuyo Makapela Cape Town, 27 November: When Charmaine a 22 years old female arrived at the social work department accompanied by her boyfriend (Sam) he wanted to her terminate her pregnancy. Charmaine reported that she did not want as she had one before due to health reasons which involved high blood pressure. However, in […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zambia: Clara Muleya

ELCAP- New Start is an organisation that helps the community cope with the HIV/AIDS pandemic through various interventions. These may include prevention, response, cure and monitoring of patients. Their duty is convincing PLWHA to be on drugs in order for them to live longer and positive living. When a client change residence & go to […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Unity Jaji

I am the Acting Director for Housing and Community Services in Gweru; I joined the council in 1999 as a Senior Administration Officer, and moved up to Assistant Director of Housing and Community Services. My role involves housing management; mainly, I deal with selling and renting out stands, but it also includes dealing with sales […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | GBV | Gender based violence | Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia: Isabella Kavendjii

“I have become the eye and voice of the socially marginalized in general and in particular women and children.” Isabella Kavendjii Country Namibia City/ Town/ Village Arandis GL Programme Governance GL staff member submitting Changing Lives Fanuel Organisation Arandis Town Council Designation Deputy Mayor Area of work Media X Local Government Sex Female               Age Group […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Health | Young Women Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Mattie Dhliwayo

Mattie Dhliwayo credits Gender Links workshops of helping her fight GBV in her household, community and workplace. She now have a new perception on gender issues and is now gender aware. Her attitude and skills have been sharpened through working with Gender Links.  The Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government brings together all […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Health Programs: Protocol @ work