Politics

SA: Madikizela-Mandela`s struggle for equality

SA: Madikizela-Mandela`s struggle for equality

By Fanuel Hadzizi Johannesburg, 10 April: South Africa mourns the death of Winnie Madikizela Mandela who is widely regarded as the mother of the nation. It is important to reflect on the life that she shared with us. She was a strong, intelligent, powerful, independent and popular woman. Unfortunately for her, these are some among […]

April 10, 2018 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

South Africa: More than just Mandela’s ex wife

South Africa: More than just Mandela’s ex wife

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 6 April: As South Africa mourns the passing of veteran and anti-apartheid legend Winnie Madikizela-Mandela varying narratives of her roles in society as a freedom fighter, politician, a leader, a woman and mother have emerged in the media. An ENCA trailer when the news broke out called her the hero or […]

April 6, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Media | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance | Gender & Media

Political dialogue – ‘the place of Women in Politics in Mauritius’

Gender Links Mauritius have organised a workshop entitled ‘Political dialogue – the place of women in Politics in Mauritius’. The event was organised in collaboration with MACOSS and took place on the 15th of March 2018 at the MACOSS Regional Training Centre in Moka. The Panelists included: Malini Sewocksingh from PMSD Party Arvin Boolell from […]

March 20, 2018 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

Zim: Where is the Gender in the Elections Agenda?

Zim: Where is the Gender in the Elections Agenda?

By Buhlebenkosi Tshabangu Moyo So we are going to have elections this year. We don’t have the date yet but if we go by the Constitution, we should have exercised our right to vote no later than August 21. Predictably, there are a lot of discussions on electoral reforms. These are very important discussions because […]

March 20, 2018 Themes: Elections | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Press Release: More women, little change in SA cabinet

Press Release: More women, little change in SA cabinet

Johannesburg, 28 February:  While President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet has taken South Africa to within a whisper of gender parity at the executive level it has failed to inspire a new vision for gender equality, according to an analysis conducted by Gender Links. In his own changes that involved 30 ministers and six deputy ministers […]

February 28, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Cyril, the purple shall govern

Cyril, the purple shall govern

Dear Mr President, As you wound up your State of the Nation address (Sona) last Friday, I was at the Jo’burg Theatre watching South Africa’s inspirational production of The Color Purple, Alice Walker’sheart-rending story about Celie, a young woman who emerges triumphant after being brutalised by incest, marital rape and verbal abuse. I wished you […]

February 23, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Politics Programs: News

Feminism’s got its groove back

Feminism’s got its groove back

By Colleen Lowe Morna, Tarisai Nyamweda and Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 19 January 2018: Every dark cloud truly has a silver lining. January 20 last year witnessed the inauguration of Donald Trump, the most overtly racist and sexist US president in recent history. That sparked off the biggest women’s march ever a day later: over 400 […]

Political parties and women’s political participation in Commonwealth Africa

Draft report on women’s political participation Six case studies reveal women’s political participation in Commonwealth Africa. Commitments to gender parity in politics are not new and countries plan to increase the number of female representatives. In 2005 under the Commonwealth Plan of Action countries committed themselves to a 30% threshold. In 1996 member countries were encouraged […]

Inclusive electoral processes: A guide for electoral management bodies on promoting gender equality and women’s participation

This guide covers inclusive electoral processes that promote gender  equality and women’s participation. Inclusive electoral processes: management bodies First of all, mapping electoral management bodies and committing to gender equality. Then examine the gender balance of electoral management bodies and create a gender sensitive culture. Addressing gender equalities in electoral processes Chapters include making electoral […]

GL – inclusive, free and fair elections in Zimbabwe

GL – inclusive, free and fair elections in Zimbabwe

Johannesburg, 22 November: Gender Links calls on political parties and regional leaders to create conditions for free and fair elections in Zimbabwe following the historic resignation of Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. Zimbabwe is scheduled to hold elections in 2018. “If this moment is to outlive the euphoria, we need the assurance of […]

November 22, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance | News