Human Rights

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Maseru, 14 May: Lesotho is developing a Domestic Violence Bill 2018 in an endeavour to counter the rampant acts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that have rocked the country. This comes after the previous bill was not enacted into law for many years. This bill has been discussed with relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of […]

We can back SA’s golden girl by challenging stereotypes

We can back SA’s golden girl by challenging stereotypes

By Colleen Lowe Morna, Johannesburg, 4 May: I remember well when Caster Semenya came home after her first gold win and the controversy it stirred over her sex. Among the many placards at the airport, one carried by a young man read: “Don’t worry Caster, I will marry you!” In other words, she would be […]

May 4, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Human Rights | Sexuality | Sports Programs: Gender & Media

SA: Journalists continue to face challenges

SA: Journalists continue to face challenges

by Sandiswa Manana Johannesburg, 3 May: Media stakeholders including government officials, civil society, media activists journalists and editors met on 3 May in Johannesburg, South Africa to celebrate and engage on World Press Freedom under the theme “ ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law’ . Panellists at the event raised […]

May 4, 2018 Themes: Human Rights | Media Programs: Gender & Media

International Women’s Month 2018

International Women’s Month 2018

Johannesburg, 5 March: March is a month of unprecedented #PressforProgress for Women’s Rights. 1 March marked the anniversary of the #SheDecides campaign. 8 March is International Women’s Day. The 62nd annual Commission on the Status of Women meeting at the UN in New York from 12 -23 March will focus on rural women with a sub-theme on gender […]

Danish Minister Ulla Tørnæs visits GL

Johanneburg, 2 March: The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ms. Ulla Tørnæs visited the Gender Links organisation in Johannesburg, to discuss the challenges of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) amongst youth in South Africa – particularly in disadvantaged communities. On Saturday the 3rd of March 2018, Minister Ulla Tørnæs […]

March 2, 2018 Themes: Health | Human Rights | Reproductive health Programs: Gender Justice

Press release: GL announces support for SheDecides movement

Press release: GL announces support for SheDecides  movement

1 March 2018, Johannesburg – Gender Links, has announced its support for the international movement SheDecides.  Gender Links is working with the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance network to strengthen Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) work in Southern Africa, to gather evidence, lobby and advocate on sensitive areas such as unsafe abortion, family planning and […]

FPB must reinstate 16LS classification rating on Inxeba – The Wound

FPB must reinstate 16LS classification rating on Inxeba – The Wound

By Gay Radio We demand the FPB reinstates the classification rating of 16LS to the film Inxeba – The Wound. Retrospectively slapping an X18 restriction on INXEBA (THE WOUND) is a nothing short of ludicrous. We demand that the previous age restriction of 16 be reinstated with immediate effect and that the film be freely […]

Creating lasting change: Social justice philanthropy

Social Justice Philanthropy Local social justice philanthropy and making social justice initiatives sustainable. Another priority is constutional rights education. The SJI connects philanthropists and social justice projects It promotes the responsible use of funds. It also identifies innovative social justice.

December 22, 2017 Themes: Human Rights Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Amarightza: Socio-economic justice for all- SEJA

Socio-economic justice for all Amarightza: Socio-economic justice for all is about human rights and responsibilities to each other. Amarightza covers the Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution. It is also aims to raise awareness of human rights. Finally, the goal is human dignity, equality, human rights and freedoms.

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 […]