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Home learning measures leaving girls behind

Home learning measures leaving girls behind

By Glory Mushinge, Lusaka,17 June: The COVID 19 partial lockdown-induced home-learning, might be disadvantaging female students and may ultimately prevent them from attaining economic justice. This is because of a culture that requires girls and women to attend to household chores first, before studying . The Zambian government recently introduced E-Learning as a measure that […]

Activists demand apology over remarks on Joyce Banda

Activists demand apology over remarks on Joyce Banda

By Joseph Kayira Blantyre, 3 June – Women and rights groups, gender activists, civil society and politicians are demanding an apology from Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika for calling his predecessor Joyce Banda a ‘prostitute’ during a whistle stop political campaign in his home district 40 kilometres south of the commercial city of Blantyre. Rights activists […]

Gender Based Violence increases in Zimbabwe

Gender Based Violence increases in Zimbabwe

By Memory Nkwe Bulawayo, 30 May : Zimbabwe has witnessed a spike in Gender Based Violence cases following Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) stay-at-home- lockdown measures announced by the Zimbabwe government in line with World Health Organisations’ recommendations to curb the spread of the disease. The lockdown, initially set to be 21 days long, has now […]

SADC: Call for media stories on Gender and COVID-19

SADC: Call for media stories on Gender and COVID-19

Gender Links (GL)  has reopened its call for stories and is calling for media stories that will show the gendered dimensions of the corona virus in Southern Africa. GL is looking for stories that focus on gender and the corona virus and its impact in the following areas: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Adolescent Sexual […]

Drivers of Change: Soolekha Jeepaul-Raddhoa – Quatre Bornes COE

Drivers of Change: Soolekha Jeepaul-Raddhoa – Quatre Bornes COE

Mrs Raddhoa has always been willing to push the envelope throughout her 36 years of public service.  Her experiences serving as a syndicalist, working as a consumer advocate, recently serving as the Mayor of Quatre-Bornes for 2 years and now as a local councilor has made her aware of the various forms of oppression that […]

May 27, 2020 Themes: Governance | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

Periods do not stop for pandemics

Periods do not stop for pandemics

By Jenipher Changwanda Blantyre, 28 May:  Every menstrual period is a nightmare for many girls in Malawi including Joana Banda* who has a message for policy makers as the world commemorates Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHDay) with a theme ‘It’s time for action’: “Sanitary pads must be distributed free of charge in primary and secondary schools!” […]

Water woes impact menstrual and maternal health

Water woes impact menstrual and maternal health

By Thandeka Ndlovu, Bulawayo, 4 May:  Residents will now go for more than 120 hours without running water- a decision likely to torment women who need the precious liquid to survive during their menstrual period and of course child birth. The Bulawayo City Council announced that, residents will have to cope with only having water […]

Low income earners affected most by COVID-19

Low income earners affected most by COVID-19

By Perpetual Sichikwenkwe, Lusaka, 25 May: The government of Zambia like many other governments in the world is taking measures to prevent, detect and to ensure that the risk of the spread of COVID-19 is averted this includes stay at home measures. Women in Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) Executive Director, Maureen Samulela Tresha says […]

Lesotho: Mookho Taleng

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May 22, 2020 Themes: Economics | Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship

eSwatini: Nomcebo Dlamini

Click here to read about Nomcebo Dlamini’s journey with Gender Links

May 22, 2020 Themes: Disability | Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship