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SADC: Gender attitudes still leave a lot to be desired

SADC: Gender attitudes still leave a lot to be desired

For immediate release Johannesburg, 30 August: With an average score of 61%, gender attitudes in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are gradually changing for the better, but evidence of deep-seated patriarchal attitudes is still strong. The gender attitudes research shows that, while 58% of women and men in the SADC region agree or strongly […]

August 29, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Advocacy | Research | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

GL, Alliance affirm good practice at Regional Summit

GL, Alliance affirm good practice at Regional Summit

Press release: Johannesburg, 19 March: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance affirmed organisations and individuals from across Southern Africa in the recently ended Regional Voice and Choice Summit Awards announced on 17 March. The Regional Voice and Choice summit is a culmination of 14 national summits held between 2019 and 2020 […]

Africa: Less than a quarter of legislators are women

Africa: Less than a quarter of legislators are women

Press release:  Less than a quarter of legislators in Africa are women, new report says. Addis Ababa, 18 March: African countries are still far from achieving women’s equal and effective participation in political decision-making. Women constitute only 24 per cent of the 12,113 parliamentarians in Africa, 25 per cent in the lower houses, and 20 […]

March 18, 2021 Themes: Politics Programs: News

SADC: GL welcomes new ED and two new board members

SADC: GL welcomes new ED and two new board members

For immediate release: Johannesburg, 14 January: The Gender Links (GL) Board is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, Kubi Rama (South Africa) and two board members, Marie Annick Savripenne (Mauritius) and Celine Marie Yolande (Madagascar) effective 1 January 2021. Rama served as Deputy CEO and brings more than 25 years of […]

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

By Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Johannesburg, 9 August 2020: #VoiceandChoice resonates with the subject closest to my heart: quality sexual and reproductive health services. Without voice there is no choice. Without choice women and girls have little hope of realising their full potential in their public and private lives. Their choices must be supported with access […]

COVID-19 affecting maternal health in DRC

COVID-19 affecting maternal health in DRC

Gabrielle Nina Mitch, Kinshasa, 3 July: For many women who are pregnant during this time of corona virus this journey in their lives has been uncertain. Arlette Mali Mungu Bahati, resident of Kinshasa city, is just a month away from the birth of her second child, but her anxiety has remained constant feature of her […]

DRC: 2019 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

DRC: 2019 SADC Protocol@Work Summit

#VoiceandChoice Summits 2019 Local Action for a strong 2030 A-gender in Southern Africa!  DRC REPORT  VENUE: AFRICANA PALACE / KINSHASA DATE: 18, 19 July 2019 Executive summary Democratic Republic of Congo – held the 2019 #Voice and Choice Protocol @ Work Summit and Awards at Africana Palace, Kinshasa. The Summit which was hosted by the […]

L’Ucofem annonce la tenue du Sommet Voix&Choix

L’Ucofem annonce la tenue du Sommet Voix&Choix

Kinshasa, 16 July: Gender Links (GL) et l’Alliance pour le protocole de la SADC sur le genre, représentée en RDC par Ucofem, organisent le sommet du Protocole de la SADC sur le genre sous le thème #VoiceandChoice à  Kinshasa. L’objectif principal du Sommet est de permettre aux participants d’apprendre et de partager les bonnes pratiques […]

DRC: Leonie Kabuyaya

Name KABUYAYA Surname LEONIE Country DRC Give a short history of the leader L’instabilité politique et sécuritaire dans la Province du Nord-Kivu et particulièrement en Ville de Butembo n’a pas epargne la femme. Ce qui m’a plus pousse a m’engager dans la lutte contre les violations de droits de la femme c’est plus cette histoire […]

July 15, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Protocol @ work

DRC: AIMEE KILEMBE

Name KILEMBE Surname AIMEE Country DRC Give a short history of the leader Vu ma manière de défendre la cause des femmes et mes compétences sur le plan administratif, la représentante des femmes de notre Ministère avait proposé que je sois le Point Focal Genre. Quelques années après, le Secrétaire Général, convaincu de mes capacités, […]

July 10, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Protocol @ work