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Kenya: States must ensure safety of female journalists

Kenya: States must ensure safety of female journalists

By Dr Sarah Macharia Nairobi, 12 November :Women journalists who cover stories about gender-based violence ethically are “human rights defenders in their own right,” and they often face challenges, including misogynistic attacks online and offline, as a result of their work, says Sarah Macharia, Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) coordinator and WACC manager for gender […]

November 13, 2019 Themes: GBV | GMMP | Media Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

Kenya: Finishing the unfinished business of ICPD

Kenya: Finishing the unfinished business of ICPD

Nairobi, 12 November: Across the globe over 800 women die each day while pregnant or during child birth , 33000 girls are forced into child marriage every day, while 4 million are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) each year. These shocking stats are some of the issues that are delaying and hindering the […]

November 13, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media | Gender Justice

Mauritius: Sluggish gains for women following Nov polls

Mauritius: Sluggish gains for women following Nov polls

11 November, Port Louis:  The proportion of women in the Mauritius parliament has increased from 12% in 2014 to 20% in the 7 November elections: still  well short of the gender parity target in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Expressing disappointment at the outcome, GL Board member Loga Virahsawmy called for urgent electoral reform. […]

Paridade de Género no parlamento de Moçambique continua ilusivo.

Paridade de Género no parlamento de Moçambique continua ilusivo.

11 de Novembro 2019: A representação das mulheres no parlamento em Moçambique observou um decréscimo de 2,0 ponto percentual nas eleições de outubro. Embora Moçambique tenha um dos melhores desempenhos na Comunidade de Desenvolvimento da África Austral (SADC), o fracasso em alcançar a paridade de género nestas eleições é um retrocesso sério. “Temos apenas mais […]

Gender parity in Mozambique parliament elusive

Gender parity in Mozambique parliament elusive

11 November 2019: Women’s representation in parliament in Mozambique decreased by 2 percentage points the October elections.[1]While Mozambique is one of the better performers in the Southern African development Community (SADC) the failure to reach gender parity in these elections is a serious set-back. “We have only two elections to go before the 2030 deadline for […]

Bots: Gender parity still a distant dream after elections

Bots: Gender parity still a distant dream after elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gaborone, 8 November: With just two elections until 2030, the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the representation of women in the Botswana parliament has increased by just one percentage point from 10% to 11%. A paltry seven women have made it to the Botswana Parliament following the general elections held […]

November 8, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance | News

Vacancy: GL Lesotho Project Coordinator. Closing 22 Nov, 2019

Vacancy: GL Lesotho Project Coordinator. Closing 22 Nov, 2019

Gender Links (GL), a dynamic Southern African NGO headquartered in Johannesburg that promotes gender justice and equality seeks to fill the position of the Project Coordinator for its Lesotho country office. The Project Coordinator will report to the Country Manager and will be based in Maseru, Lesotho. Key performance areas include, but are not limited […]

Madagascar: Des jeunes filles en détresse

Madagascar: Des jeunes filles en détresse

Dur d’avoir ses règles à un jeune âge. Bénéficier de l’hygiène menstruelle demeure encore un luxe pour bon nombre de jeunes filles. A l’exemple des Communes rurales de la région Boeny, nombreuses d’entre- elles ne disposent pas de tissus ni de serviettes hygiéniques. Pis, elles utilisent les feuilles pour éviter que le sang s’infiltre sur […]

November 7, 2019 Themes: Gender equality | Human Rights Programs: Opinion

The road from Beijing to Addis Ababa

The road from Beijing to Addis Ababa

 By Sifisosami Dube Addis Ababa, 5 November : The year 2020 will mark 25 years since the world signed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA). In the same year, the world will be marking the fifth Anniversary of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. These significant commemorations will  happen against the backdrop of the 25th […]

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg: 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 of ‘leaving […]

November 1, 2019 Themes: GBV | Gender equality | Health | Human Rights | Young Women Programs: Opinion