Policy Briefs

Gender and SA Local Government Elections

The Gender and the South African Local Government Elections 2016 Briefing Note 1 and Gender and local elections 2016 Briefing  Note 2 –Gender & Political Party Manifestos is the first is a series of briefing notes on gender and the upcoming local government elections in South Africa. This briefing note concerns how well gender considerations are reflected […]

Femicide

Femicide

Femicide is the most extreme manifestation of violence against women and girls. While it is not a new phenomenon it is one that is drawing attention worldwide due to the alarming increase.

April 13, 2015 Themes: Gender based violence

Economic Justice: An empowerment pathway to ending violence against women

Economic Justice: An empowerment pathway to ending violence against women

The prevalence of Gender Based Violence continues to undermine the personal and public lives of women in abusive relationships. Economic dependence on abusive partners is the primary reason that women stay in such relationships. There is a need to explore the hypothesis that economic independence can reduce GBV.

50/50 by 2015? Women in Politics in Southern Africa

50/50 by 2015? Women in Politics in Southern Africa

With less than two years before the 2015 deadline for achieving the 28 targets of the SADC Gender Protocol, progress towards equal representation of women in political decision-making over the past thirteen years has been slow and uneven.

LGBTIAQ Issues

This policy brief is part of a Gender Links series on controversial issues that intersect with its work. LGBTIAQ equality is connected to many other rights including gender equality.

January 7, 2014 Themes: Gender equality | LGBTI Programs: Gender Justice

Gender, climate change and sustainable development

Gender, climate change and sustainable development

There is no doubt that climate change is happening and that it poses serious global challenges. This is because climate change is an environmental, social, economic, energy, food, political, ethical and moral challenge.

June 26, 2013 Themes: Environment

Zero Tolerance of Corruption

Zero Tolerance of Corruption

Corruption is a corrosive disease in many organisations and societies. GL works for increasing transparency and good governance both within GL and with partner organisations, sharing financial records, annual accounting as well as operational results. Transparency also includes being open to share difficulties and problems, in dialogue with different stakeholders.

June 26, 2013 Themes: Corruption

Sex Work

Sex Work

This policy brief is part of a Gender Links series on complex and controversial issues that intersect with its work. Discussions around sex work tend to ignite fierce and polarising debates – in Southern Africa and most other parts of the world. Often referred to as the world’s oldest profession, sex work is also one of the world’s most contentious issues.

June 12, 2013 Themes: Sex work

Men and masculinities

Many of the targets in the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development mention both women and men. Whether about gender equality in government, access to treatment for HIV and AIDS or representation in regional media, men continue to play a key role in the advancement and empowerment of women.

April 11, 2013 Themes: Gender equality | Sex roles

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an international problem that has region- and country-specific ramifications, including within the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Every day, criminals recruit and kidnap women, men and children and transport them across borders.

April 9, 2013 Themes: Trafficking Programs: Gender Justice