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Jail rapists for life, women in media urge

Jail rapists for life, women in media urge

By Joseph Kayira Blantyre, 6 November 2020 – The Association for Women in Media (AWOME) in Malawi, has demanded that rapists should be jailed for life following increased cases of rape and defilement in the country. The calls follow a gruesome defilement of an 11-year-old girl in Chikwawa, a district in southern Malawi a fortnight […]

COVID exacerbating GBV & measuring difficult

COVID exacerbating GBV & measuring difficult

By Kevin Chiramba, 25 November: This year the world commemorates the Sixteen Days of Activism in a time of COVID -19. The pandemic is presenting an unprecedented global health emergency. The virus left many countries in a parlous state, as world leaders struggled to contain both the socio-economic effects and the dire health consequences of […]

Mauritius: #ChildNotBride campaign gains momentum

Mauritius: #ChildNotBride campaign gains momentum

For immediate release: 18 November 2020, Port Louis: After years of digging in on ending child marriages, the government of Mauritius is finally relenting to civil society pressure to comply with regional instruments on 18 years as the minimum age of marriage. This could finally pave the way for Mauritius – the only Southern African […]

GL Zim & WCOZ launch Voice and Choice Barometer

GL Zim & WCOZ launch Voice and Choice Barometer

Harare, 27 October 2020: The SADC Gender Protocol Alliance members and Gender Links Zimbabwe launched #VoiceandChoice 2020 Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights (SRHR) Barometer in the time of COVID-19. The launch took place at Crowne Plaza Monomotapa hotel. Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) Chairperson, Ms Evernice Munando, also the Alliance National focal person chaired the […]

Voice and Choice Barometer launched in Namibia

Voice and Choice Barometer launched in Namibia

For immediate release Windhoek, 3 November 2020: The SADC Gender Protocol Alliance members and Gender Links Namibia launched the #VoiceandChoice 2020 SRHR Barometer in the time of COVID-19. The launch took place at the Government Information Centre. The Executive Director of Ministry of Health Ben Nangombe officially launched the Barometer and Gender Links Chair Person […]

Local councils awarded at Voice & Choice summit

Local councils awarded at Voice & Choice summit

For immediate release Maseru, 6 November 2020: The Lesotho #VoiceandChoice summit running under the theme: Local Action for a strong 2030 A-gender in Southern Africa which was hosted for local authorities ended on a high note today with an award ceremony for the best good practices. During the summit, which was held on 3-4 November […]

Voice and Choice Barometer launched in Madagascar

Voice and Choice Barometer launched in Madagascar

Antananarivo, 9 November 2020: The SADC Gender Protocol Alliance members and Gender Links Madagascar launched the #VoiceandChoice 2020 Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights (SRHR) Barometer in the time of COVID-19. The launch took place at Le PAVE Restaurant Hotel. Dr Rabetaliana Rova, the Director General for the Promotion of Women, from the Ministry of Population, […]

Upcoming SADC #Voice&Choice Summits

Upcoming SADC #Voice&Choice Summits

1 November 2020: In  November, Gender Links (GL) and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) will be hosting Voice and Choice Summits in two Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, Lesotho and Zambia. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings some Summits will be taking place in three phases. In Zimbabwe three Summits, […]

Eswatini WLED network launched at summit

Eswatini WLED network launched at summit

For immediate release Mbabane, 2 November 2020: The Eswatini  #VoiceandChoice Summit ended on a high note with the launch of the Women in Local Economic Development (WLED)  Gwacatela Ntsika network. The British High Commissioner His Excellency John Lindfield officially launched the WLED network at the Summit which was opened by the Minister of Housing and […]

Voice & Choice summit recognises entrepreneurs

Voice & Choice summit recognises entrepreneurs

For immediate releas: Maseru, 2 November: Gender Links Lesotho in partnership with the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) held the first of its three summits on 28-29 October 2020. The summit brought together a total of 80 participants (55 females and 25 males) drawn from local councils, government ministry, alliance partners and the media.  The […]