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
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Media COEs 15
Key partners South African women in Dialogue (SAWID)

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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

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

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

SA: Celebrating change makers on IWD

SA: Celebrating change makers on IWD

Johannesburg, 10 March: Women Voice and leadership affirmed the ground breaking work of 23 organisations and individuals from a broad cross section of South African Women’s Rights Organisations in awards announced on International Women’s Day. The awards followed the SADC Protocol@Work pre-summit held on 3- 4 March 2021. A panel of judges adjudicated 54 presentations entries in […]

March 9, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

Lessons in lockdown: Hope, family & surviving COVID-19

Lessons in lockdown: Hope, family & surviving COVID-19

By Kubi Rama, Johannesburg, 18 February: I am writing this piece as part of the GL series “lessons learnt during lockdown.” The deadline is past. I struggled to write this piece. My 12-year old son, Keshav, and I tested positive for COVID-19 on the 7 January 2021. My momentary response was blind panic. I know […]

February 18, 2021 Themes: Gender equality | Health Programs: GL Commentary Service