South Africa

Thoko-Mpumlwana Mbuyiselo Botha 

Country Summary:

Board Member(s) Thoko Mpumlwana

Mbuyiselo Botha

Thomas Amos

Staff Member (s)
When registered 2011
Address 9 Derrick Avenue, Cyrildene, Johannesburg, 2198
Email and phone execdirector@genderlinks.org.za
+27(0)11 029 0006/ +27(0)11 028 2410
Alliance Focal Network South African women in Dialogue (SAWID)
Government COEs 20
View the Centres of Excellence
Media COEs 15
Key partners South African women in Dialogue (SAWID)

Read more in the South Africa report. View the South Africa Facebook page.South Africa Strategy 2016 – 2020


South Africa: Needed – new approaches to ending GBV

South Africa: Needed – new approaches to ending GBV

Johannesburg, 24 November:  South Africa and the world will commence the Sixteen Days of Activism on 25 November – International Day of No Violence Against Women. The Women’s Voice and Leadership partnership, coordinated by Gender Links, kicked off the annual campaign on 19 November, World Entrepreneurship Day. Coincidentally, that is also International Men’s Day. We aren’t convinced we […]

16 Days of Activism: Programme

16 Days of Activism: Programme

Every year the United Nations declares the period from the 25 November, International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, to the 10 December, International Human Rights Day, as the 16 days of no violence against women across the globe. Women’s Voice and Leadership South Africa, Gender Links (GL) and partner organisations will implement […]

Call for WVL Gender and Disability Applications

Call for WVL Gender and Disability Applications

Women’s Rights Organisations (WROs) focusing on enhancing the rights of persons with disability in South Africa are invited to apply for funding under the Women Voice and Leadership South Africa Fund (WVL – SA). This funding window is open from 18 October to 5pm South Africa time on 19 November 2021. The minimum amount available for the […]

October 26, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

Call for WVL Rapid Response Applications

Call for WVL Rapid Response Applications

Women’s Rights Organisations (WROs) in South Africa piloting innovative approaches and responding to emerging issues on women’s rights and gender equality are invited to apply for the Women Voice and Leadership South Africa Fund (WVL SA) Rapid Response grants. This funding window is open on a rolling basis from 18 October to 19 November 2021 when we will pause to assess […]

October 26, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

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

SA: Women’s Day call for #Vaccine GenderJustice

SA: Women’s Day call for #Vaccine GenderJustice

Johannesburg, 9 August: Women’s rights organisations are calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to provide sex disaggregated data on vaccine roll out in a campaign launched on Women’s Day. A petition signed by 43 Women’s Voice and Leadership partners calls on the president to “provide sex disaggregated data on vaccine roll out and all COVID-19 statistics in line with the national gender […]

August 8, 2021 Themes: Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Justice

SA: Call for vaccine sex disaggregated data

SA: Call for vaccine sex disaggregated data

Johannesburg, 29 July, The Women’s Voice and Leadership South Africa (WVL-SA) welcomes the progress being made towards rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, but calls for sex disaggregated data to be made available as a matter of urgency. “Sex disaggregation is a central tenant of all data and processes in South Africa,” noted Gender Links special Advisor Colleen Lowe […]

July 29, 2021 Themes: Health Programs: Gender Justice

SA: Young Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

SA: Young Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Johannesburg, 31 August: Gender Links and UN Women are calling for young women entrepreneurs between ages 20 and 30 from South Africa ,to share their voices through a competitive challenge on how they can best be supported by private sector and other key stakeholders/partners. Globally to-date there are 5000, companies that have signed on to Women […]

July 28, 2021 Themes: Economics | Entrepreneurship Programs: Economic Justice | Entrepreneurship

SA: SAWID calls for peaceful resolution of conflict

SA: SAWID calls for peaceful resolution of conflict

Dialogue for peace in our beloved South Africa The South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) has a long history of advocating for peace through dialogue in South Africa and beyond. This is a moment in our country’s history when we again have to raise our voices in a call for peace to prevail. We call […]

July 19, 2021 Themes: Conflict | Governance Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

SA: Women, violence and vaccine roll out

SA: Women, violence and vaccine roll out

Women call for end to violence, resumption of vaccine roll out Johannesburg, 14 July 2021, The Women’s Voice and Leadership South Africa (WVLSA) project condemns the violence and criminal looting that is ravaging South Africa amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. WVLSA calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure that law and order are restored […]

July 13, 2021 Themes: Emergencies | Feminism | Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Justice