Human Rights

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 […]

Tanzania: Putting an end to FGM

Tanzania: Putting 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) […]

December 10, 2018 Themes: Human Rights Programs: GL Commentary Service

“I” stories 2015 – Voices from Botswana: Gender based violence survivors speak

These stories are real experiences of women in Botswana and not fiction. The book gives a glimpse of the horrors experienced by women on a daily basis. Women go through many forms of gender based violence and deserve a standing ovation for their courage in sharing their stories. For years Gender Links in Botswana has […]

Zimbabwe: Child marriages, a cause for concern

Zimbabwe: Child marriages, a cause for concern

By Moses Mugugunyeki Harare, 4 December: At 21, Tendai Matekenya is already a divorced mother of two having endured a seven-year abusive marriage. Tendai, from Pfinyanguwo village in Rushinga is now employed as a housemaid at a suburb in Harare in order to take care of her two children following the death of her husband. […]

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

Tanzania: Child marriages mar girls’ future

Tanzania: Child marriages mar girls’ future

By Anne Robi Dar es Salaam, 4 December: Despite her desire to complete her education, Neema Charles never made it to secondary school as she was forced to get married a year before she completed her primary education. The 16-year old girl from Tarime District in Mara Region of Tanzania dreamt of becoming  a doctor […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: Human Rights | Young Women Programs: GL Commentary Service

Madagascar: RANDRIANANTENAINA Narindrasoa

“Je suis devenue plus épanouie” Je m’appelle Narindra, j’ai 25 ans, je suis mariée et mère de deux enfants. Je suis une des bénéficiaires du projet femme et entreprenariat de Gender Links (GL) Madagascar. Après l’appui de GL, ma vie a complètement changé. Après mon mariage et la naissance de mon premier enfant, ma vie […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Pamela Ngayo

Mercy is a married woman with five children. Today, she reflects on how she had survived when she relied on her husband to support her. “Life was unbearable and relying on someone for survival will make a person vulnerable,” she said. Mercy* operated a butcher shop in 2007 and closed it in 2008 after failing […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Gogontlejang Phaladi

“Embracing being a Young African Woman Leader, an Active Agent of Change, a Catalyst of Development and a Trendsetter!” Being given an opportunity to deliver a motivational speech at the Regional SADC Gender Protocol Summit and Awards in 2013, held in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a really humbling experience to deliver a speech along […]

Botswana: Dikeledi Pono Kgosietsile

“All should be aboard as GBV issues respect no boundary.” Short story that may be funny; emotional or significant in other ways that demonstrates the essence of the relationship and draws the reader into the piece. Changing one person’s life adds value to the future generation. Gender links shaped my character as an individual. Being […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work