Politics

A feminist president for South Africa

A feminist president for South Africa

Johannesburg, 21 February: As South Africa’s presidential race heats up, Gender Links (GL) is delighted that at least half those reportedly putting their hat in the ring of the African National Congress (ANC) race are women. GL urges all presidential candidates from all parties to set out their priorities on upholding human rights, especially women’s […]

February 22, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

South Africa: No proxy for president!

The race for the next president of South Africa is on! Will Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma, outgoing chair of the African Union (AU) become South Africa’s first woman president? Or will Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa finally get his chance, after Thabo Mbeki trumped him to take over from Nelson Mandela in 1999? South African author and former […]

January 20, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Governance | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign

US Elections: Strong men still rule the world!

US Elections: Strong men still rule the world!

9 November: Instead of welcoming its first woman president, the world’s richest and most influential democracy has sent out the frightening message that strong men still rule the world despite the little chinks in the patriarchal armour that we’ve seen in recent years. Eight years ago when Hillary Clinton ran against Barack Obama as the […]

November 22, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: GL Commentary Service

Commission on Gender Equality: National Gender and Media Symposium

The theme of the national symposium held in Gauteng on the 14 May 1999 was Gender, Politics and the Media. It was intended as a critical analysis of the treatment of women politicians in the South African media. The panel discussions included women politicians and the media; guidelines for reporting and gender and politics.  

September 20, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Media | Politics Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Women in Africa: profiles of leadership – A mandate for change

This booklet, which has its genesis in two panels on African women and leadership organised by the UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa, introduces three women from East Africa, two from West Africa and one from southern Africa who have all won acclaim in their respective fields and share a commitment and passion for activism on […]

September 19, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Words into action: The Namibian women’s manifesto

This manifesto aims to urge voters to consider issues that are important to women and children when selecting a candidate or party for elections; mobilise women as 51% of the electorate to actively participate in the elections; lobby parties to include at least 50% of women candidates on party lists and suggest the president increases […]

Words into action: The Namibian women’s manifesto

This manifesto aims to urge voters to consider issues that are important to women and children when selecting a candidate or party for elections; mobilise women as 51% of the electorate to actively participate in the elections; lobby parties to include at least 50% of women candidates on party lists and suggest the president increases […]

Gender in the 2010 Mauritius elections

This report provides an overview of the gender, elections and media project run by Gender Links and GEMSA in Mauritius during the 2010 elections. It was part of the region-wide campaign to increase women’s political representation and participation. The project aimed to assist the media in understanding how gender is integral to citizenship, democracy and […]

Documentation of pluralism within the women’s movement in Uganda: Re-echoing of women activists, sustaining women activists

The Uganda women’s movement has stood the test of time and is a strong social movement challenging historical cultural traditions and the deeply entrenched patriarchal system.  Given a strong national and pluralistic women’s movement Uganda has been able to register progress towards gender equity. However, the women’s movement is said to have recently become polarised […]

Emang Basadi: A woman candidate’s guide to campaign management

This booklet serves as a tool for women candidates that will help them to plan and manage an effective campaign. It should be used as part of a campaigning strategy. It examines how to make the decision to stand for office as well as how to research one’s constituency and build a campaign organisation. The campaign […]