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Bots: New constitution must promote gender parity

Bots: New constitution must promote gender parity

By Neo Kolantsho, Gaborone, 19 April: Botswana is currently undertaking consultations on whether its 55 year-old Constitution should be reviewed. This has given Batswana an opportunity to push aggressively towards gender equality more than ever. The Constitution review information gathering process being done through community meetings across the country provides a platform to lobby for […]

April 29, 2022 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: News

Malawi: President Chakwera pledges 50-50 Parliament

Malawi: President Chakwera pledges 50-50 Parliament

By Joseph Kayira Lilongwe, 8 April 2022 – The President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera has announced his  commitment to champion the election of 50 percent women legislators in Parliament as a stepping stone toward the promotion of women empowerment and gender equality. Currently, the 193-seat Malawi Parliament has 23% percent women representation according to the […]

Bots: Women make the case for Constitutional Review

Bots: Women make the case for Constitutional Review

Gaborone, 24 March: Women across political parties are joining forces to make the case that Botswana’s 55 year-old Constitution needs to be reviewed if the country is to deliver on its commitments to gender equality. In a press statement at the close of a two-day strategy meeting convened by Gender Links, representatives of the Alliance […]

March 31, 2022 Themes: Elections | Governance Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

GL partners with Amplify Change to boost SRHR

GL partners with Amplify Change to boost SRHR

Join the conversation: Date :          Thursday 31 March 2022 Time :          15:00 – 17:00 In person venue :          Gender Links Cottages To join online, click here Gender Links – Southern Africa Gender Community (glcop.org.za) To join zoom, click here https://genderlinks-org-za.zoom.us/j/87051344357 Johannesburg, 31 March: SADC Gender Protocol Alliance members and Women Voice and Leadership grantees will round up International Women’s Month […]

March 31, 2022 Themes: Gender equality | Reproductive health Programs: Gender Justice

Mau: Are we doing enough to eliminate discrimination

Mau: Are we doing enough to eliminate discrimination

By Sheistah Bundhoo: Port Louis, 28 March:  Mauritius ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1984. In the recent concluding observations of the CEDAW Committee which was in 2018, the State of Mauritius was called to take numerous actions in respect of human rights and to ensure […]

March 31, 2022 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

GL Call for service providers: respond by 29 April 2022

GL Call for service providers: respond by 29 April 2022

Providers of goods and services (individuals and companies) especially from the SADC region are invited to submit contact information, profiles, rates and samples of their work  on the following link. The goods and services sought are in the following categories: SERVICES Strategy and planning Writing and Content Development Financial Services Research Editing Services Sage Pastel […]

March 30, 2022 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

Nam: Southern Africa Online GBV report launch, 7 June

Nam: Southern Africa Online GBV report launch, 7 June

Date : Tuesday 7th June , 2022. Time:  08.30am – 13.00 PM SAST Eastern Time Venue: AM Weinberg, Windhoek, Namibia To confirm participation for in person or virtual participation please fill in the registration form on the following LINK Click here to read the report  Read more about our work on media freedom and digital […]

March 30, 2022 Themes: Gender based violence | Gender equality | ICT's | Media Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

Namibia: Southern Africa Online GBV report launch, 7 June

Namibia: Southern Africa Online GBV report launch, 7 June

Gender Links , Internet Society Namibia and Meta are hosting  the Understanding Online Gender Based Violence in Southern Africa  report launch with a special focus on Namibia Date : Tuesday 7th June , 2022. Time:  08.30am – 13.00 PM SAST Eastern Time Venue: AM Weinberg, Windhoek, Namibia To confirm participation for in person or virtual […]

March 30, 2022 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

Mauritius: Gender Links hosts 50-50 symposium

Mauritius: Gender Links hosts 50-50 symposium

Gender Links Mauritius in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles is pleased to invite you for a 50-50 Symposium which is part of Gender Links project co-funded by the European Union. You are invited to join the event virtually as from 10.00 […]

IWD Gender and climate change: 8 March

IWD Gender and climate change: 8 March

Date: 8 March, International Women’s Day Time: 15.00 – 17.00 Venue: Observatory Golf Course, Steyn Avenue, Johannesburg To join virtually: Sign up or login to the Southern Africa Gender Community (SGC) on www.glcop.org.za, click on cyber dialogue and join International Women’s Day Webinar OR: Direct zoom link: https://genderlinks-org-za.zoom.us/j/81711675639 Women’s Rights Organisations across Southern Africa will mark […]

March 7, 2022 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

New HIV infections among young women worrying

New HIV infections among young women worrying

By Lungelo Ndhlovu The prevalence of new HIV infections among young girls and women has emerged as a cause of concern in Zimbabwe, with 1 705 new HIV infections recorded from females in Bulawayo-Metropolitan province alone, according to the National Aids Council of Zimbabwe (NAC). The HIV prevalence rate among adults in Bulawayo between the […]

February 10, 2022 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Mauritius: Children’s Act comes into full force

Mauritius: Children’s Act comes into full force

Port Louis, 1 February 2022: The very long  awaited Children’s Act 2020 has now come into full force as from 24 January 2022. Gender Links (GL) congratulates Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Kalpana Koonjoo-Shah on this important step in the development and protection of children’s rights. Gender Links is also grateful to all  […]

February 1, 2022 Themes: Child Abuse | Children Programs: GL Commentary Service