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Soiree Culturelle et remise de trophees

Soiree Culturelle et remise de trophees

Sommet national sur la mise en œuvre du protocole de la SADC sur le Genre et le Développement « VOIX ET CHOIX », du 21-22 Juin 2019 à l’Hôtel le Pavé Antaninarenina, Antananarivo, Madagascar   « Action locale pour un agenda fort en 2030 en Afrique Australe » Le septième « Sommet national sur la mise en œuvre du protocole […]

Botswana is a rainbow nation

Botswana is a rainbow nation

On Tuesday afternoon, 11th June 2019 the Botswana High Court made a ruling that caused a local, regional and international stir. Within minutes of the ruling which repealed Section 164, 165 and 167 of the Penal Code international news outlets such as CNN and the BBC had run with the story. LEGABIBO’s Caine Youngman suspects […]

June 20, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI Programs: News

Botswana: Separation of powers pillar of democracy

Botswana: Separation of powers pillar of democracy

Last week Botswana made history specifically in the African context where human rights are not always enshrined when three High Court Judges – Abednico Tafa, Michael Leburu and Jennifer Dube “struck down” Sections 164, and 165 of the Penal Code. The 133-paged judgement further explains that, “The word “private” in Section 167 of the Penal […]

June 20, 2019 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights | Sex roles Programs: Human Rights | News

Malawi elects first female Speaker of Parliament

Malawi elects first female Speaker of Parliament

By Joseph Kayira Lilongwe , 20 June: History was made on June 19 when Malawi elected the first ever female Speaker of Parliament, a development gender and rights activists say is a victory for the country’s democracy and efforts for gender inclusion. In the 55 years of independence Malawi has never had a female Speaker […]

June 20, 2019 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender & Governance

L’ouverture du Sommet Voix et Choix à Madagascar

L’ouverture du Sommet Voix et Choix à Madagascar

Antananarivo, le 20 Juin 2019: Sommet national sur la mise en œuvre du protocole de la SADC sur le Genre et le Développement, du 21-22 Juin 2019 à l’Hôtel le Pavé Antaninarenina, Antananarivo, Madagascar Le septième sommet sur la mise en œuvre du protocole de la SADC sur le genre et le développement aura lieu […]

Lesotho: Period poverty affecting girls in rural areas

Lesotho: Period poverty affecting girls in rural areas

Poverty cited major driver as most skip school while on monthly periods Gerard Molupe Maseru, 17 June: The government is grappling with a high rate of abseentism from girl children in the rural areas of the country while they are on menstrual periods. This is primarily because these girls could not afford to buy the […]

June 17, 2019 Themes: Children | Gender equality | Poverty | Reproductive health Programs: News

Learning Journey: Healing by writing, healing by talking

Learning Journey: Healing by writing, healing by talking

“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.” Cormac McCarthy McCarthy’s words concur with my mind as I write this learning script. The slight gap between my mind and McCarthy is that I have no visible scar for where I hurt most, neither does Gender Links after a long dry […]

June 15, 2019 Themes: Governance | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Governance

GL grieves and celebrates Anne Hilton’s life

GL grieves and celebrates Anne Hilton’s life

Thank you Kai (Anne’s only son) for affording GL the opportunity to say something at the memorial of Anne Hilton, whom we count as one of our many sheroes. Gender Links had an impromptu memorial on Monday 10 June, upon hearing of Anne’s passing on Saturday. We lit candles in ten countries. Since then messages […]

June 14, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship | Feminism Programs: Phenomenal Women

Bots: Decriminalisation of homosexuality welcomed

Bots: Decriminalisation of homosexuality welcomed

Gaborone, 11 June: The Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance welcomes the bold move by Botswana’s high court to decriminalise homosexuality. This a landmark victory not only for Botswana but for Southern Africa as well as the rest of Africa where homosexuality is mostly not tolerated.  Speaking on the ruling Anna Mmolai-Chalmers, Chief Executive Officer of Lesbians, […]

#VoiceandChoice Summit kick starts in Botswana

#VoiceandChoice Summit kick starts in Botswana

For immediate release:  #VoiceandChoice Summits in Botswana Gaborone, 20 May 2019: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance partner BOCONGO will host the #VoiceandChoice summits in Gaborone the 11th and 12th June 2019. The country level summit will culminate in a regional summit to be held in Johannesburg on November 2019 at […]