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Zim: Umguza RDC unveils mobile sexual health bus

Zim: Umguza RDC unveils mobile sexual health bus

BY NQOBANI NDLOVU UMGUZA Rural District Council (RDC) has unveiled a novel mobile bus campaign to conduct sexual reproductive and health rights (SRHR) education targeting young people in the district to, among others, reduce child pregnancies. Under the mobile bus campaign, Umguza RDC officials traverse the whole district conducting SRHR education amid indications that the […]

July 31, 2019 Themes: Education | Youth Programs: Centres of Excellence | News

Namibia #voiceandchoice summit affirms survivors of GBV

Namibia #voiceandchoice summit affirms survivors of GBV

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit and Awards 2019 was held on the 7th to the 8th of August 2019 at Protea Hotel Thuringerhof. The Summit ran under the hashtag #VoiceandChoice. Whereby GL creates an enabling environment where women can have a voice and choice over their own sexual reproductive health and rights. The aims and […]

Zimbabwe: Sex education policy sparks debate

Zimbabwe: Sex education policy sparks debate

By Gibson Mhaka Bulawayo, 19 July: A teenage girl from Bulawayo’s Mzilikazi suburb was in tears as she bravely narrated how she was drugged and gang raped at a Vuzu party held at a house in one of city’s leafy suburbs. The 17-year-old girl believes her drink was spiked when she left it with one […]

SA: Gender equality was close to Madiba’s heart

SA: Gender equality was close to Madiba’s heart

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 18 July: Today the world celebrates the life of one of the world’s most iconic figures Nelson Mandela.. Mandela Day presents a great opportunity to revisit commitments made to advancing gender equality. Mandela believed “Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression. Our endeavours must […]

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

By Laura Pillay Addressing teenage pregnancies through Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and making contraception available to teenagers The rate of teenage pregnancies in the Republic of Seychelles, has increased steadily over the years. Despite the inclusion of sexuality education in the school curriculum under the Personal, Social and Citizenship Education (PSE) programme, the small island […]

July 17, 2019 Themes: Unemployment | Young Women | Youth Programs: News

L’Ucofem annonce la tenue du Sommet Voix&Choix

L’Ucofem annonce la tenue du Sommet Voix&Choix

Kinshasa, 16 July: Gender Links (GL) et l’Alliance pour le protocole de la SADC sur le genre, représentée en RDC par Ucofem, organisent le sommet du Protocole de la SADC sur le genre sous le thème #VoiceandChoice à  Kinshasa. L’objectif principal du Sommet est de permettre aux participants d’apprendre et de partager les bonnes pratiques […]

Seychelles #VoiceandChoice Summit winners announced

Seychelles #VoiceandChoice Summit winners announced

Victoria, July, 07, 2019: Seychelles hosted its first #VoiceandChoice Summit on Friday 5 July  with four winners in the media, gender and climate change, economic justice and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) categories. The Summit held at the STC Conference Center in Victoria, is an initiative of Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa […]

SA Voice & Choice summit brings hope to women’s orgs

SA Voice & Choice summit brings hope to women’s orgs

Johannesburg: Gender Links hosted the South Africa #VoiceandChoice summit in Johannesburg at the Kopanong Hotel, Benoni. The two day summit kick started on the 27th and ended on the 28th June 2019. This summit saw over 60 participants from all over South Africa including Mossel Bay Municipality Western Cape Province and Capricorn Municipality Limpopo Province. […]

Seychelles: Where are we on promoting LGBTI rights?

Seychelles: Where are we on promoting LGBTI rights?

By Laura Pillay May 17, 2016, International Day against Homophobia, was symbolic for LGBTI+ in Seychelles as the Republic of Seychelles joined the list of countries to decriminalise same sex acts, under the administration of former President James Michel. Prior to decriminalisation, Section 151 of the Penal Code banned same-sex intercourse between males, categorising it […]

June 30, 2019 Themes: Justice system | Sex roles | Sexuality Programs: News | Portrayal

Zim: Gender & elections experts discuss 50-50

Zim: Gender & elections experts discuss 50-50

Press release Harare, 28 June: At the invitation of the Zimbabwe Gender Commission, a team of gender and elections experts from Mauritius, Lesotho, South Africa and Namibia are in Harare to share possible options on how to boost women’s electoral performance in the 2023 elections. “This is a ground breaking initiative that needs to be […]