SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

African Women’s CSW62 Advocacy Position & Policy Recommendations

  In a bid strengthen African women’s participation and contribution to the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), FEMNET and NGO CSW/Africa in partnership with UN Women and other partners, convened a Regional Strategy Meeting of Civil Society in Johannesburg in October 2017. The convening mapped out key strategies […]

“Making Information and Communication Technology work for gender justice”

The successful implementation of the 2030 UN Agenda is a shared responsibility between governments, development agencies, civil society and the public at large. One key player that will contribute greatly to the success of this agenda is the media. Analysis of the media indicates that generally women are either missing, or they are represented in […]

February 23, 2018 Themes: Media | SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: Gender & Media

Call for entries: 2018 SADC Protocol@work summits

Call for entries: 2018 SADC Protocol@work summits

Gender Links (GL) officially invites submissions for the 2018 SADC Protocol@Work Summits Entries. The national summits are a platform for documenting and disseminating best practices in gender mainstreaming, gender equality, gender justice and women’s holistic empowerment in all spheres life and human development. The 2018 summits will be held under the theme, Local Action for […]

January 8, 2018 Themes: SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News

Roadmap to Equality December : Editorial note

Roadmap to Equality December : Editorial note

Welcome to the final 2017 edition of the Roadmap to Equality! Tracking progress towards the implementation and ratification of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. The result of the just ended Africa National Congress (ANC) elections where only one woman was appointed to the top leadership is a sad reminder of the patriarchal nature […]

December 21, 2017 Themes: SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News

Civil society calls for gender equality in Zimbabwe

Civil society calls for gender equality in Zimbabwe

The women movement in Zimbabwe, last month under the auspices of the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) made a bold call to the new government to uphold its regional and international obligations of gender equality. This followed the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe after a military takeover and the inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as […]

What we have learnt from HIV Campaigns to end GBV

What we have learnt from HIV Campaigns to end GBV

By Ntolo Lekau Lesotho has the third-highest HIV prevalence in the world with almost one in the four (23%) people in the country living with HIV. In 2016, the government through the Ministry of Health in partnership with United States (US) government‘s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), at Columbia University and the Bureau of […]

Young women issues, a priority for Africa’s future

Young women issues, a priority for Africa’s future

Young women across the African continent who attended the consultation meeting on African Union Gender Policy and Gender strategy validation strongly called for serious consideration of all young women’s rights as priorities in the AU Gender strategy 2018-2027. The young women in a letter to the Africa Union Director for Women, Gender and Development, Mahawa […]

Botswana: GBV affects men too

Botswana: GBV affects men too

By Gomolemo Rasesigo I am a forty year old man called Tiro who stays in the Ngwaketse area. I work at the secondary school in the area. I am living such a hard life. I was married once and ended up divorcing with my wife. We have 2 children together and during our marriage all […]

Global : ‘Time’ magazine names #metoo movement as ‘person of the year’

Global : ‘Time’ magazine names #metoo movement as ‘person of the year’

JOHANNESBURG – Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomised by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential “person” in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday. Collectively, they’ve been named as “the silence breakers”. It’s a recognition of the cultural reckoning this year and […]

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2017

Now in its ninth edition, the 2017 Barometer is the first assessment of the Post-2015 SADC Gender Protocol. Moving with the times, the Alliance has also expanded the two main yardsticks in the Barometer. Both the SADC Gender and Development Index (SGDI) and the Citizen Score Card (CSC) are longer. The Barometer includes many MERF […]