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Namibia: Period poverty a reality in Dordabis

Namibia: Period poverty a reality in Dordabis

By Linea Dishena WHILE her classmates are listening to the teacher during a lesson or discussing the ins and outs of Grade 7 schoolwork, *Eveline whiles away the hours at the hostel. She is not sick. In fact, she is a healthy 13-year-old girl who is experiencing something many girls her age experience every month […]

SA: All lives matter, put GBV prevention at the centre

SA: All lives matter, put GBV prevention at the centre

By Kubi Rama Johannesburg, 12 September: Over the last while I, like many South Africans, have been reeling under the deluge of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) everywhere in our country. A gender activist for over 25 years, I did not know what to say or do. I vacillated between anger, powerlessness, fear, grief and then finally […]

SA:Uyinene’s murder calls for re-think in addressing GBV

SA:Uyinene’s murder calls for re-think in addressing GBV

On the 02nd of September, South Africans woke up to the dreadful news that the missing University of Cape Town (UCT) student Uyinene Mrwetyana’s lifeless body was found in Lingelethu West township.  Her death brought back the spotlight on issues of gender-based violence and femicide that have gained prominence in South Africa. Based on media […]

Zambia:Taboo surrounding abortion leads to death

Zambia:Taboo surrounding abortion leads to death

 By: Dorothy Chisi YVONNE Mwanza (25) now, discovered she was pregnant at 16 in her first month in her final grade. Both Yvonne and her boyfriend were not ready as they were still pursuing their education in the same grade. Yvonne explained that knowing he family she was coming from, she would be told to […]

September 2, 2019 Themes: Health | Human Rights | Reproductive health | Young Women | Youth Programs: Health | News

#VoiceandChoice & State of Women in SADC Barometers launched

#VoiceandChoice & State of Women in SADC Barometers launched

Johannesburg: Gender activists from across Southern Africa will on 22 August launch the#VoiceandChoice 2019 Barometer alongside the  State of Women in SADC 2019 report. The Barometer has been produced for the last eleven years by the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance, a network of Women’s Rights Organisations that campaigned for the SADC Protocol on Gender […]

Mozambique: Cimeira sobre a implementação do SRHR

Mozambique: Cimeira sobre a implementação do SRHR

Cimeira de Boas Práticas sobre a implementação do Protocolo da SADC, Saúde Sexual e Direitos Reprodutivos e Combate as Uniões Prematuras Maputo, 07 de Agosto: A Gender Links Moçambique (GLM) e a Aliança do Protocolo de Gênero da África Austral, realizarão a 6ª Cimeira Nacional de Boas Práticas, #Vozes e Escolhas, nos dias 26 e […]

Launch of Voice and Choice Barometer

Launch of Voice and Choice Barometer

I will attend the launch More information on the #VoiceandChoice Barometer 2019

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit promotes equality

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit promotes equality

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit and Awards 2019 will be launched on the 7th of August 2019 at Protea Hotel Thuringerhof. The Summit runs under the hashtag #VoiceandChoice. The aims and objectives of the summit are; To gather evidence on #VoiceandChoice through case studies on action, leadership and institutional practise. To acknowledge and affirm survivors […]

Mauritius: The flu of misogyny

Mauritius: The flu of misogyny

Mauritius; 3 July: This winter we have yet again been hit by a disease, an illness from which many of us suffer. Symptoms are mostly manifested on social media in the form of comments under news articles or in the form of edited videos. It is an illness which crawls under our skin, affecting our […]

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg, 6 August: The Programme of Action agreed by 179 governments in 1994 was a huge milestone towards realising population, development and well-being. Twenty-five years down the line there are strides that have been made worldwide in achieving Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). These include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principle […]

August 6, 2019 Themes: GBV | Gender equality | Health | Human Rights | Young Women Programs: Opinion