Human Rights

Angola: Activists welcome lifting of gay ban

Angola: Activists welcome lifting of gay ban

Johannesburg 30 January: The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance welcomes the bold move by the parliament of Angola on 23 January to decriminalise same sex relations. “This is a victory not only for Angola, but for human rights in Southern Africa,” declared Emma Kaliya, Chair of the Alliance,  a network of 136 women’s rights organisations […]

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.  

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.

HIV & GBV Prevention for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Toolkit: HIV and GBV prevention for LGBTI People This booklet advocates a rights-based prevention approach. This is for women who want to explore their sexuality. It is also useful for service providers and staff of NGOs and CBOs.  

20 Years of Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA)

Moving the Agenda for Social Transformation TAMWA rose from obscurity to become the mouthpiece of women’s human rights. TAMWA is active and visible in the public realm and active in women’s human rights. This book attempts to answer questions as to why TAMWA was formed and how it continues to survive. It also looks at […]

Global Information Society Watch 2013

The World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 recognised  ICTs as critical in achieving gender equality. Since then the internet has become a critical global resource enabling women to exercise their rights. Access to the internet enables women to participate in the economy and determine their social and political life. However, we need to […]

Tanzania: Put an end to FGM

Tanzania: Put an end to FGM

By Joel Headman Ngorongoro, 10 December: The northern district of Ngorongoro is home to the Maasai people and a place where tradition and culture still reign supreme. Many live in fear of their ancestors and will often times attribute misfortunes as a punishment from ancestors. This is also the basis of female genital mutilation (FGM) […]

January 6, 2019 Themes: Human Rights Programs: GL Commentary Service

Malawi: Teenage Pregnancy Fueling Poverty

Malawi: Teenage Pregnancy Fueling Poverty

By Winston Mwale Lilongwe, 27 December: Malawi is one of the least developed countries in the world, and the country may continue to find it hard to extract herself from the gut-wrenching poverty if nothing tangible is done to deal with the perennial scourge of early pregnancy and marriage among female students. Officials from the […]

December 27, 2018 Themes: Human Rights Programs: GL Commentary Service

Eswatini: The untold stories of abuse

Eswatini: The untold stories of abuse

By Comfort Mabuza Mbabane, 13 December: The Kingdom of Eswatini is headed by King Mswati III, the last absolute monarch in Africa and prides itself with cultural festivals and traditional ceremonies that are celebrated religiously. From a distance, it all certainly looks glamorous, especially the renowned Umhlanga-Reed dance festival, which normally is celebrated around August […]

December 12, 2018 Themes: GBV | Human Rights Programs: GL Commentary Service

Marcha pelo fim da violência- 16 dias de activismo

Marcha pelo fim da violência- 16 dias de activismo

By Graça Maria- 11 December 2018- A Gender Links em parceria com Município da vila de Mandlakazi promoveram um debate debate em volta do papel dos partidos políticos na promoção da equidade e igualdade vs análise da participação feminina nas últimas eleições autárquicas, decorridas no passado mês de Outubro. O evento aconteceu no ambito do […]