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GL@20: Join the celebrations

Date: 17 March 2021 RSVP below by 10 March 2021

March 1, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

SADC: GL to host regional Voice and Choice Summit

SADC: GL to host regional Voice and Choice Summit

Johannesburg, 19 February: Gender Links (GL) will hold the regional Voice and Choice SADC Protocol@Work Summit from the 15-17 March 2021. The Summit will culminate in the Awards ceremony and celebration of GL’s 20th Birthday  on the 17 March 2021. The Summit will be preceded by the South Africa Women Voice and Leadership Summit from […]

Lessons in lockdown: Hope, family & surviving COVID-19

Lessons in lockdown: Hope, family & surviving COVID-19

By Kubi Rama, Johannesburg, 18 February: I am writing this piece as part of the GL series “lessons learnt during lockdown.” The deadline is past. I struggled to write this piece. My 12-year old son, Keshav, and I tested positive for COVID-19 on the 7 January 2021. My momentary response was blind panic. I know […]

February 18, 2021 Themes: Gender equality | Health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Lessons in lockdown: A quarter-mile at a time.

Lessons in lockdown: A quarter-mile at a time.

By Tapiwa Zvaraya, Harare, 5 February: Movie star Vin Diesel once famously declared that he lived his life “a quarter mile at a time.” 2020 felt like that for me. In the first quarter of 2020 I lost two beloved family members, my grandfather (we called him Zambu after his totem) and my brother Tawanda […]

February 5, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Tanzania: Traditional leaders play key role in ending FGM

Tanzania: Traditional leaders play key role in ending FGM

By Anne Robi, Dar es Salaam, 3 December: Maria Mangare (not her real name) was only 13 years old when she was cut off, leaving her with a wound and scar that have since put her in long-term health risks. “It will take me years and years to forget that act as I still remember […]

Zim: Unsafe abortions are a major public health concern

Zim: Unsafe abortions are a major public health concern

By Muchaneta Chimuka Harare, 10 December: Unsafe abortion cases are rife among youth and adults in Zimbabwe owing to high medical costs, restrictive abortion laws and lack of or inadequate   youth friendly clinics that offers sexual reproductive health services, negative attitudes by service providers towards patients, lack of knowledge on how and where to seek […]

Botswana: Anchor SRHR priorities on community experiences

Botswana: Anchor SRHR priorities on community experiences

By Dumiso Gatsha, Gaborone, 4 December: Botswana’s SRHR landscape is characterised by a lack of political will, policy frameworks and programming that safeguard and strengthen bodily autonomy and integrity for all its citizens. Whilst equitable comprehensive sex education, safe abortion and gender affirmative healthcare are notable shortcomings; progress has been made in raising the age […]

SADC: GL welcomes new ED and two new board members

SADC: GL welcomes new ED and two new board members

For immediate release: Johannesburg, 14 January: The Gender Links (GL) Board is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, Kubi Rama (South Africa) and two board members, Marie Annick Savripenne (Mauritius) and Celine Marie Yolande (Madagascar) effective 1 January 2021. Rama served as Deputy CEO and brings more than 25 years of […]

Lessons in lockdown: Life is a journey filled with lessons

Lessons in lockdown: Life is a journey filled with lessons

By Ncane Maziya Mbabane, 5 February: Over the past year I experienced rough and tough lessons through my journey. Facing so many challenges both at work and my life has taught me a lot.  As the saying goes, “the road will not be always smooth, in fact throughout our travels we encounter many challenges some […]

January 15, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Commentary Service | News

Lessons in lockdown: Soaring beyond my wildest dreams

Lessons in lockdown: Soaring beyond my wildest dreams

By Manteboheleng Mabetha Maseru, January 2021: At the beginning of 2020 I had a strong feeling that I would achieve great things. I felt that this would be the year of double blessings for me. Everything was going well in the first two months.   My team and I had raised sufficient funds for the whole […]

January 13, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Commentary Service