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Botswana: WPP training in Palapye

Botswana: WPP training in Palapye

Gender Links is conducting five cross – generation academies in Botswana, starting with two locations – Palapye and Francistown in November 2021. The academies are week-long sessions aimed at enhancing the inclusion and effective participation of women in political decision-making with a strong emphasis on local government. The academies are hosted by “hub” councils in […]

November 16, 2021 Themes: Elections Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Botswana: Women demand new deal in Constitution

Botswana: Women demand new deal in Constitution

Palapye, 9 November: Women from across the political spectrum are calling on President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi to appoint an equal number of women and men to the Constitutional Review Commission. They are further calling on him to ensure that the process is inclusive and delivers gender equality. The President announced in the State of the […]

November 10, 2021 Themes: Elections Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign

Namibia launches 2021 Voice and Choice Barometer

Namibia launches 2021 Voice and Choice Barometer

Windhoek, 1 October 2021: The 13th edition of the 2021#VoiceandChoice Barometer is officially launched by the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Gender Equality Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Honourable Royal /Ui/O/OO with the UNFPA Country Representative Sheila Roseau. “The findings of the Barometer suggest that there is need to focus on Adolescent SRHR and […]

Southern Africa: Women call for an end to unsafe abortion

Southern Africa: Women call for an end to unsafe abortion

Johannesburg, 4 October: Women’s rights organisations across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are calling for safe abortion – one of the simplest, most cost effective medical procedures – to be legalised in every country. Almost one quarter of all pregnancies in the region end in unsafe abortion, a major contributor to high maternal mortality […]

Zimbabwe: Quotas alone not enough

Zimbabwe: Quotas alone not enough

Harare, 25 October 2021: Zimbabwean women politicians have stepped up dialogue on operationalising the local government quota ahead of the 2023 elections. Following an earlier strategy meeting that outlined the nuts and bolts of the local government quota, the Zimbabwe Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (ZWPC), Women in Local Government Forum (WLGF) and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission […]

Call for WVL Gender and Disability Applications

Call for WVL Gender and Disability Applications

Women’s Rights Organisations (WROs) focusing on enhancing the rights of persons with disability in South Africa are invited to apply for funding under the Women Voice and Leadership South Africa Fund (WVL – SA). This funding window is open from 18 October to 5pm South Africa time on 19 November 2021. The minimum amount available for the […]

October 26, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

Call for WVL Rapid Response Applications

Call for WVL Rapid Response Applications

Women’s Rights Organisations (WROs) in South Africa piloting innovative approaches and responding to emerging issues on women’s rights and gender equality are invited to apply for the Women Voice and Leadership South Africa Fund (WVL SA) Rapid Response grants. This funding window is open on a rolling basis from 18 October to 19 November 2021 when we will pause to assess […]

October 26, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

SADC women welcome back Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka

SADC women welcome back Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka

On 29 September , Gender Links, Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and the Women Voice and Leadership South Africa Project  hosted a welcome back celebration for Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka. Missed the event ? Watch  a Live Broadcast stream on Facebook .  

Zimbabwe: Local govt quota takes shape ahead of 2023 elections

Zimbabwe: Local govt quota takes shape ahead of 2023 elections

Harare, 20 September 2021: The process of operationalising the recently adopted quota for women in local government in Zimbabwe is now in full swing, following the successful campaign for the inclusion of women in this vital sphere of governance. Speaking at a meeting of the Women in Local Government Forum this month, Minister of Local […]

Africa: Young Women lead tech revolution in lockdown!

Africa: Young Women lead tech revolution in lockdown!

Johannesburg 22 September: On the eve of SA Heritage Day, UN Women, Gender Links and business partners promoting gender equality today celebrated outstanding young women in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa using technology to advance their enterprises. Ten young women (first, second and third prize in each country, and two joint third prizes in South […]

September 22, 2021 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship | Gender Justice