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Malawi: Shortage of contraceptives hits women hard

Malawi: Shortage of contraceptives hits women hard

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga Blantyre, 21 May:Thirty-year-old Doris Chikwina from Chigwaja village in Blantyre, Malawi is a very furious woman. She has just discovered that she is pregnant again. “I am fuming yet I am supposed to be happy with this bundle of joy news. But I am not. I did not expect this pregnancy. I […]

May 21, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media | VRC Clippings

SA: Diversity, balance & sensitivity still missing in TV media

SA: Diversity, balance & sensitivity still missing in TV media

 Johannesburg, 20 May: There is urgent need to achieve greater diversity, balance and sensitivity in the coverage of gender violence in South African television. This is the key finding of the first ever gender monitoring of the audio visual media to include entertainment and children’s programming, in addition to the news, that has been the […]

May 21, 2019 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Sexual Diversity in the Malawi elections

Sexual Diversity in the Malawi elections

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga Blantyre,20 May:Whoever wins the Malawi elections that are scheduled this May 21 has the toll order to adhere to the Constitution to the fullest. One of many litmus tests he must pass is how he will handle the issue of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) which remains sensitive in Malawi […]

Malawi’s Life Skills Education inadequate

Malawi’s Life Skills Education inadequate

By Winstone Mwale Lilongwe 1 May : Deep-rooted conservatism, misconceptions, culture, and religious beliefs appear to be some of the factors currently throwing off the track efforts to improve young people’s access to correct and comprehensive sexuality information through Life Skills Education in Malawi. The country is currently plagued by social and health problems, such […]

May 20, 2019 Themes: Education Programs: GL Commentary Service

Gender Diversity & GBV in SA Television

Gender Diversity & GBV in SA Television

Join The Mail & Guardian, GIZ,  UN Women and Gender Links  at the the first public event of the Media Compact Flagship Project on the evening of the 21st of May 2019 in Johannesburg at 18.30 We will be discussing gender, diversity and Gender Based Violence (GBV) in South African Television focusing on a study […]

SADC: Cyber Dialogue on Menstrual Health

SADC: Cyber Dialogue on Menstrual Health

Please join Gender Links and the Gender Protocol Alliance partners for a cyber dialogue on Menstrual health.  Girls face several challenges relating to menstrual health: missing school; inadequate water and sanitation and schools; and the high costs of sanitary ware. The Gender Protocol Alliance under the banner #VoiceandChoice is rolling out menstrual health campaigns in […]

May 17, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy

Vacancy: Finance & Administration Officer

Vacancy:  Finance & Administration Officer

Gender Links (GL), a dynamic Southern African NGO headquartered in Johannesburg that promotes gender justice and equality seeks to fill the post of Finance & Administration Officer for the South Africa office. Purpose of the position The Finance and Administration Officer reports to the Director of Operations and is responsible for maintaining financial, accounting, administrative […]

May 17, 2019 Themes: Advertising | Business Programs: Gender & Governance

Beyond numbers in SA politics

Beyond numbers in SA politics

Johannesburg  17 May 2019: Speaker Baleka Mbete once famously said that South Africa now has a culture of “zero tolerance for no women in politics”. Despite the drop in support for the African National Congress (ANC) which has been the mainstay of steady increases in women’s political participation since 1994, South Africa’s 2019 elections broke […]

SADC: Join Cyber Dialogue on Women’s Health

SADC: Join Cyber Dialogue on Women’s Health

Johannesburg, 24 May: Please join Gender Links and the Gender Protocol Alliance partners for a cyber dialogue on the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, on 28 May 2019. This day coincides with International Day of Menstrual Hygiene. The Gender Protocol Alliance under the banner #VoiceandChoice is rolling out Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights […]

Mixed blessings for women in SA elections

Mixed blessings for women in SA elections

Johannesburg, 14 May: As predicted to the letter by Gender Links (GL) women’s representation in parliament in South Africa will go up by four percentage points to 44% following the 2019 elections, despite the drop in support for the African National Congress (ANC), whose 50/50 quota for women has been crucial to boosting women’s political […]