Human Rights

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 […]

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 […]

The Urgent Action Sister Funds

The Urgent Action Sister Funds is a consortium of women’ s funds. Separate funds exist for Latin America and Africa. These funds are for women’s human rights. They also share a mandate to protect and support women as well as  defend women’s black and trans leadership. Hence these rapid response grants are a lifeline for many activists. […]

Zambia’s Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights of Zambia simplified by the grand coalition of the campaign for a people-driven constitution in Zambia. This booklet is a simplified version of the Bill of Rights as contained in the draft constitution of Zambia. The simplified version was published in 2016.