Reproductive health

CSW 62 opens, where are African young women?

CSW 62 opens, where are African young women?

New York, 12 March: The Commisson on the Status of Women (CSW62) kick started today in New York City, in the Unitewd States of America. Thousands of women from across the globe gathered during this annual meeting to discuss the status of women, take stock and share their experiences in advancing gender equality and womens […]

March 13, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: 16 Days of Activism 2008

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 […]

Young women take centre stage at Woman Up 2018

Young women take centre stage at Woman Up 2018

Johannesburg 22 February: Young women are rising to claim their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The eighth Africa conference on sexual health and rights held in Johannesburg provided a platform for young women to amplify their voices on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Under the banner ‘Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and […]

February 22, 2018 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

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 […]

SA condom distribution in schools causes stir

SA condom distribution in schools causes stir

By Petronell Ngonyama Johannesburg, 22 June 2017: The new government policy on condom distribution in schools has been received differently by certain sections of society.  The policy comes as a measure to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS as well as pregnancy amongst the youth. Speaking to Gender Links during an event hosted by […]

June 27, 2017 Themes: Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: News

Menstruation must be demystified

Menstruation must be demystified

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 28 May: At 11 Lelo*, who lived with her grandmother started menstruating and could not understand what was happening to her body. No one had ever talked to her about it except for the few embarrassing conversations they had at school when the boys would be asked to stay in class […]

May 29, 2017 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: News

Turning the tide: CEDAW and the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS pandemic

This booklet is a contribution to understanding how CEDAW can be put to work immediately to ensure that gender equality become a guiding principle in the fight against HIV and AID and fight not only to recognise women’s human rights but mirror them in legislation, decision making and all policies and plans and budgets. In […]

Reproductive and mental health issues of women and girls under situations of war and conflict in Africa

Proceedings of an experts group consultation in Nairobi, Kenya 4-5 August 1994 sponsored by UNIFEM’s African Women in Crisis Umbrella Programme (AFWIC) and UNICEF ESARO.displaced and refugee women in situations of war and conflict have special needs for gynecological and maternal health care and mental health counselling to address the effects of sexual abuse, pregnancy […]