Phenomenal Women

Join us in celebrating Women’s Month in August annually

Every year South Africans set aside the month of August not only to celebrate Women’s Month, National Women’s Day, and to pay tribute to women’s on-going achievements but more poignantly to acknowledge and support the many women who continue to face different forms of abuse and oppression every day.

There are many women who fight against this oppression, who rise above abuse and women who against all odds raise families and lead change in their communities and in our countries. Society often does not recognise the sacrifices women have made and continue to make every day, that not only make the world function but make it a better place.

Gender Links celebrates Phenomenal Women during August annually by publishing a special series of stories from across Southern Africa. The stories are published in an electronic newsletter sent out each week in August and running into September.

Gender Links invites viewers and visitors to join in celebrating Phenomenal Women, by posting comments, tributes, poetry and even audio visual & photographic materials on the Phenomenal Women page or on our Facebook page. Click here to view an interview with Catherine Burns (WISER) on rape. Watch an interview with Eusebius McKaiser, Author, broadcaster and political analyst. Click here to view the Phenomenal Fathers page. Audiences are also encouraged to interact and share progressive commentaries and opinion on Gender Link’s twitter handle – #Gender Links.

Read the tributes to phenomenal women by clicking on the articles below.

 

Women’s Month: Demanding action & results

Women’s Month: Demanding action & results

Johannesburg, 3 August: This August, Gender Links (GL) joins South Africa in commemorating Women’s Month under the theme “The Year of OR Tambo: Women united in moving South Africa forward.”  Every  year South Africa sets aside the month of August not only to celebrate Women’s Month, National Women’s Day, but also to pay tribute to […]

Bonang Matheba sends 10 girls to school_ The new age

Bonang Matheba sends 10 girls to school_ The new age
July 21, 2017 Themes: Education
Programs: Gender Aware | News | Phenomenal Women | VRC Case studies | VRC Clippings

Team BW to take Bahamas by storm_The Voice_21 April 2017

Team BW to take Bahamas by storm_The Voice_21 April 2017

Netball World Cup Looms_The voice_7 April 2017

Montsho storms into world championships_The Monitor_13 March 2017

Sanitary towel drive helps pupils_Mail & Guardian_3 February 2017

Women work together to break gender stereotype_ ZNBC_ August 2016

Name of the story: Women work together to break gender stereotype Name of the station: Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation Country: Zambia Synopsis Brief description of the item of work you submitted and motivation of why it is a good example of gender awareness and sensitivity in advancing gender equality Post-2015. Press club live is a […]

Kantsi Yini Umendvo diagnosed with breast cancer_ Swazi TV_ August 2016

Name of the story: Kantsi Yini Umendvo diagnosed with breast cancer Name of the station: Swazi TV Country: Swaziland If you have sent the artefact by courier to The Gender and Media Summit Administrator 9 Derrick Avenue Cyrildene Johannesburg 2198 South Africa Synopsis Brief description of the item of work you submitted and motivation of […]

The power of the pen-Action For Development Building Citizen’s Resilience in Promoting Violence Free Families and Communities in Apac and Oyam Districts

”The power of the pen” is a publication which highlights stories of people who may have lost hope in humanity without the intervention of ACFODE  through community-based initiatives that positively impacted their lives and encouraged them to persevere in the promotion of peace in their homes and communities.

Female bus Conductress_ Zambezi FM_ August 2016

Name of the story: Female bus Conductress Name of the station: Zambezi FM Country: Zambiaa Synopsis Brief description of the item of work you submitted and motivation of why it is a good example of gender awareness and sensitivity in advancing gender equality Post-2015. This is a Radio piece I did about a woman who […]

Women empowerment_ Emadisson_ August 2016

Name of the story: Women empowerment Name of the media house: Emadisson Country: Madagascar Photo 1 craftswomen_rijaemadisson_madagascar_072016.JPG réunion préparatoire de la prochaine visite officielle du Global Environment Facility Elles comptent faire la promotion de leurs oeuvres aux touristes Andasibe 4 juillet 2016 Rija Emadisson Photo 2 Articles de décoration et accessoires Pour promouvoir la culture […]

Queer and trans art-iculations: decolonising genders and sexualities in the global south

The special issue of Agenda arises from the exhibition intervention called queer and trans art-iculations. A colloquium held alongside the exhibition drew out the importance of art activism as a means to engage action around sexual orientation and gender identity. The issue contains visual essays and there are articles which interface with theoretical engagement with the art and articles that engage with art activism as a political practice. We are confronted with the need to expose the brutal violence of coerced sexual and gender identity.