Sustainable Development

Rural women subsidising public service investment

Rural women subsidising public service investment

By Sifiso Dube Johannesburg 31 October: It is 3 o’clock early morning when my late grandmother, Velelaphi hears a loud knock on her door. A boy of about 17 years of age seems to be out of breath as he tries to tell her his reason of knocking at this witching hour. It is another […]

October 31, 2017 Themes: Agriculture | Economics | Sustainable Development Programs: News

Promoting gender equality in the mining industry

Promoting gender equality in the mining industry

By Melody Kandare. Johannesburg 04 October: This past month world leaders gathered in New York for the 72th United Nations General Assembly, which coincided with the second anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). The Assembly was held amid calls from the United Nations and civil society for global leaders to prioritise gender […]

October 4, 2017 Themes: Employment | Sustainable Development Programs: Human Rights

Women benefiaciaries at centre of restitution task_ Pretoria News

Women benefiaciaries at centre of restitution task_ Pretoria News

Women entrepreneurial skills not fully supported

Women entrepreneurial skills not fully supported

By Melody Kandare Johannesburg, 18 July: While on a work assignment to administer monitoring and evaluation questionnaires on the progress of the SADC protocol on gender and development in Midvaal one of Gauteng’s town I was disappointed to see the struggles of local women entrepreneurship. It made me realise that entrepreneurship policies are not fully […]

All talk, little money for women’s rights

All talk, little money for women’s rights

It’s International Women’s Day and I am struggling with many emotions. I am opening the fourth invitation in as many days to an embassy round table on women’s rights in Southern Africa, and I am tempted to politely request that they donate the lunch or breakfast money to our work on the ground. I have […]

Working for bold change

Working for bold change

Johannesburg, 7 March: On 8 March 2017, Gender Links (GL) joined the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) under the United Nations theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.” GL, notes the huge changes happening in world of work and calls on all Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders’ […]

HIV/AIDS human resources and sustainable development

World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002 in Johannesburg. The impact of HIV and AIDS on human resources and development is examined and the various ways forward are outlined.

Exercises in gender mainstreaming

This is a set of five group exercises which give workshop participants some experience in identifying relevant gender equality issues. This is #8 in the Gender in Development Monograph Series of the UNDP. Each monograph reflects the author’s particular perspective and the plurality of voices speak to the necessity of engendering human development and of […]

Commonwealth Local Government Handbook 2013/2014

This 9th edition of the Commonwealth Local Government Handbook provides essential information on the state of local government throughout the Commonwealth. It demonstrates the important role that local government plays in the delivery of services essential for development and shows us what will be important in determining a base line against which the post 2015 […]

Equal partners: gender awareness and Australian Development Co-operation

Australia’s aid programme aims to assist developing countries meet the basic needs of their people. men and women have previously not shared equally in the benefits of development. AUSAID realises that a strong emphasis on full and equitable partnership between men and women is required to fight povery and promote development.  This booklet summarises information […]