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Bots: GBV prevalence among sex workers not documented

Bots: GBV prevalence among sex workers not documented

By KENEILWE LEPHOI, Gaborone,  10 December :  The prevalence of Gender Based Violence (GBV) amongst sex workers is not well documented,  although GBV remains one most notable human rights violations says Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS, (BONELA). BONELA says the organisation’s programme data suggests that sex workers are vulnerable to violence including sexual […]

Mada: Violences basees sur le genre et Covid-19

Mada: Violences basees sur le genre et Covid-19

By Vonjy Arisoa NOMENJANAHARY Antananarivo, 10 December : Haute Matsiatra est l’une des 23 Régions existantes à Madagascar, elle figure parmi les plus touchées par le coronavirus l’année dernière : deuxième Région touchée par la pandémie après Antananarivo Région d’Analamanga et ayant même plongé dans le confinement pendant des mois. Une période durant laquelle les violences […]

December 10, 2021 Themes: GBV Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

SA: Cyber attack disrupts discussion on GBV & media

SA: Cyber attack disrupts discussion on GBV & media

Press release, Johannesburg, 9 December 2021: Bellona Women’s Network and Gender Links are appalled albeit with little wonder at being hacked while hosting a panel discussion yesterday, 8th of December, during the Gender Links Cyber Dialogue in support of the 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. ‘The cyberattack yesterday afternoon further reiterates the need to […]

Esw: Sex workers must not be left out of anti GBV actions

Esw: Sex workers must not be left out of anti GBV actions

By Sifiso Nhlabatsi Mbabane, 9 December 2021: Following the outbreak of COVID-19 sex workers around the country claim that there has been an increase in cases of harassment and discrimination by members of the armed forces. The sex workers claim that they are always harassed for being found in the streets at night. They are […]

December 9, 2021 Themes: GBV | Sex work Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Zim: Media, ICTs need to repackage GBV story

Zim: Media, ICTs need to repackage GBV story

Andile Tshuma Bulawayo, 6 December: TENDAI Makombe, a Gender based violence survivor with a disability said she got courage to report her abuser, a family member from listening stories about GBV survivors finding justice. The mother of two, who is visually impaired, enjoys listening to podcasts and has an application in her phone that converts […]

December 6, 2021 Themes: Gender based violence | GMMP | Media Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media | Gender Justice

Bots: GBV compounding challenges faced by PLWD

Bots: GBV compounding challenges faced by PLWD

By Bokani King Gaborone, 3 December: People living with disabilities (PLWD) continue to face stigma and neglect, but the disturbing trend of Gender Based Violence (GBV) is compounding their problems in Botswana and the world over. As the world commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities under the theme, “Leadership and participation of persons with […]

December 3, 2021 Themes: Children | Disability Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy

Zim: Fighting GBV against women & girls with albinism

Zim: Fighting GBV against women & girls with albinism

By Gibson Mhaka Bulawayo, 3 December: “For three years in my marriage I had to endure a miserable experience living among my in-laws who could not stand the sight of my skin. They made nicknames for me and it hurt me a lot. We failed to keep it together with my husband due to pressure […]

December 3, 2021 Themes: Disability | GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Malawi: Make sanitary ware accessible and affordable

Malawi: Make sanitary ware accessible and affordable

By Jennifer Changwanda Blantyre, 2 December: If Wongani Tembo* a form three secondary school learner at Lisumbwi Secondary School  in Mangochi District, eastern part of Malawi was given a chance today to talk to policy makers, she could ask them to scrap Value Added Tax (VAT) from sanitary pads and also make them affordable. Every […]

December 2, 2021 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

South Africa: Needed – new approaches to ending GBV

South Africa: Needed – new approaches to ending GBV

Johannesburg, 24 November:  South Africa and the world will commence the Sixteen Days of Activism on 25 November – International Day of No Violence Against Women. The Women’s Voice and Leadership partnership, coordinated by Gender Links, kicked off the annual campaign on 19 November, World Entrepreneurship Day. Coincidentally, that is also International Men’s Day. We aren’t convinced we […]

Botswana: President urged to walk the talk

Botswana: President urged to walk the talk

Francistown, November 25, 2021 Women politicians from across the political divide in Botswana have called for the overhauling of the Constitution and the Electoral Act ahead of the 2024 elections to ensure women’s equal and effective political participation. The participants of the second leg of the Women’s Political Participation Cross Generational Academy training held in […]

November 26, 2021 Themes: Elections Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Call for stories on Gender Based Violence

Call for stories on Gender Based Violence

Gender Links (GL) in its capacity as secretariat of the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance is calling for stories to be published as part of its the Sixteen Days of Activism news series. GL will pay $100 for innovative and in-depth stories in online, radio or video that can be uploaded on the Gender Links News […]

16 Days of Activism: Programme

16 Days of Activism: Programme

Every year the United Nations declares the period from the 25 November, International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, to the 10 December, International Human Rights Day, as the 16 days of no violence against women across the globe. Women’s Voice and Leadership South Africa, Gender Links (GL) and partner organisations will implement […]