Reproductive health

Call for SADC SRHR stories by 17 Nov

Call for SADC SRHR stories by 17 Nov

Call for innovative stories on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and training opportunity for the best entries – make your pitch by 17 November Gender Links (GL) in its capacity as secretariat for the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance is calling for stories to be published as part of its series during the Sixteen […]

Zim: Tax scrapped off sanitary pads

Zim: Tax scrapped off sanitary pads

By Busi Bhebhe Bulawayo, 9 November: Zimbabwean Sexual Reproductive Health Rights activists are celebrating a recent guarantee made by the country’s Minister of Finance Dr Mthuli Ncube to remove duty on sanitary wear. Ncube who is expected to deliver his 2019 annual budget statement to the nation on November 22, last week pledged to ensure […]

November 9, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Mauritius NGOs present shadow report at CEDAW

Mauritius NGOs present shadow report at CEDAW

Anushka Virahsawmy, Country Manager at Gender Links Mauritius and Nargis Bundhun, Senior Counsel from Mauritius participated in the 71st session of the CEDAW committee held at the United Nations on the 29th of October 2018. This is the first time in the history of Mauritius that a Non-Governmental Organisation has taken to floor and presented […]

November 1, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: News

Abortion: SA must speak up

Abortion: SA must speak up

By Colleen Lowe Morna and Manteboheleng Mabetha Maseru 28 September: “I woke up this morning and a nurse told me that I have been I a comma since I came in,” says Ntsoaki* from her bed in Lesotho’s only referral hospital.  “I don’t know where I will go when I leave the hospital. I do […]

September 28, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Reproductive health Programs: Gender Justice

Press release: SADC NGOs call for safe & legal abortion

Press release: SADC NGOs call for safe & legal abortion

Johannesburg, 27 September 2018: On 28 September, International Day of Safe Abortion, organisations across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will join hands to demand safe abortion for women as part of a broader “voice and choice” campaign. Gender Links, SAfAIDS and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance the will launch a campaign for access to […]

September 27, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

South Africa: I breastfeed because I can

South Africa: I breastfeed because I can

Dear Mambo, At 14.5 months you still drink A LOT of milk. I am completely unapologetic. I am quite aware that perhaps by next year you may not still be breastfeeding, and to be honest it breaks my heart. I have always told anyone who asks (and many have) when I will stop breastfeeding and […]

September 10, 2018 Themes: Children | Health | Reproductive health Programs: News

MADAGASCAR: RAVALORIAKA Robert Eva Monique

“Women have a great role to play in the community” RAVALORIAKA Robert Eva Monique is the mayor of the urban council of Manjakandriana, part of the COE process since 2010. The urban council of Manjakandriana is located at 50 kilometers from the capital. Thanks to her leadership, the council is implementing several projects for the […]

Botswana: Mosadithari Support Group

This project target single female parent families to deal with the social issues that they encounter in their aspects of life. The engaged individuals also reach out to the community to address the needs of the community. The group encourage other single parents in the community. they are often invited to facilitate in health activities, […]

August 23, 2018 Themes: Education | Health | HIV/AIDS | Reproductive health Programs: Protocol @ work

Mauritius: Sex, vagina & penis – still taboo words?

Mauritius: Sex, vagina & penis – still taboo words?

By Vivekah Deerpaul Port Louis, 21 August: The year is 2018 and the world is budding with new technologies and higher buildings. However, what seems to remain fossilised are the taboos surrounding sexuality and a culture in which words such as “vagina”, “menstruation”, “masturbation”, “penis” and “condom” are hushed but in which it is normal […]

August 21, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health | Sexuality Programs: Gender Aware

Mauritius: Djemillah Mourade Peerbux

“Every moment is the guru” Djemillah Mourade Peerbux is working a full-time job as a journalist. She has more than ten years of experience in the aforementioned field. She is passionate in what she does and she does not contemplate sitting back and watching social evils happening right before her eyes. She believes in the […]

August 20, 2018 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: Health | Protocol @ work