16 Days of Activism Campaigns

New HIV infections among young women worrying

New HIV infections among young women worrying

By Lungelo Ndhlovu The prevalence of new HIV infections among young girls and women has emerged as a cause of concern in Zimbabwe, with 1 705 new HIV infections recorded from females in Bulawayo-Metropolitan province alone, according to the National Aids Council of Zimbabwe (NAC). The HIV prevalence rate among adults in Bulawayo between the […]

February 10, 2022 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Bots: Discrimination on disclosure of status

Bots: Discrimination on disclosure of status

By Keamogetse Motone, Gaborone, 1 December: Botswana remains one of the countries which is hard hit by HIV and AIDS. Although there are many ways people can live with the virus, some people still find it hard to live positively with HIV and to disclose their HIV status to their partners as well as their […]

January 10, 2022 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Bots: GBV prevalence among sex workers not documented

Bots: GBV prevalence among sex workers not documented

By KENEILWE LEPHOI, Gaborone,  10 December :  The prevalence of Gender Based Violence (GBV) amongst sex workers is not well documented,  although GBV remains one most notable human rights violations says Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS, (BONELA). BONELA says the organisation’s programme data suggests that sex workers are vulnerable to violence including sexual […]

Mada: Violences basees sur le genre et Covid-19

Mada: Violences basees sur le genre et Covid-19

By Vonjy Arisoa NOMENJANAHARY Antananarivo, 10 December : Haute Matsiatra est l’une des 23 Régions existantes à Madagascar, elle figure parmi les plus touchées par le coronavirus l’année dernière : deuxième Région touchée par la pandémie après Antananarivo Région d’Analamanga et ayant même plongé dans le confinement pendant des mois. Une période durant laquelle les violences […]

December 10, 2021 Themes: GBV Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Esw: Sex workers must not be left out of anti GBV actions

Esw: Sex workers must not be left out of anti GBV actions

By Sifiso Nhlabatsi Mbabane, 9 December 2021: Following the outbreak of COVID-19 sex workers around the country claim that there has been an increase in cases of harassment and discrimination by members of the armed forces. The sex workers claim that they are always harassed for being found in the streets at night. They are […]

December 9, 2021 Themes: GBV | Sex work Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Bots: GBV compounding challenges faced by PLWD

Bots: GBV compounding challenges faced by PLWD

By Bokani King Gaborone, 3 December: People living with disabilities (PLWD) continue to face stigma and neglect, but the disturbing trend of Gender Based Violence (GBV) is compounding their problems in Botswana and the world over. As the world commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities under the theme, “Leadership and participation of persons with […]

December 3, 2021 Themes: Children | Disability Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy

South Africa: Needed – new approaches to ending GBV

South Africa: Needed – new approaches to ending GBV

Johannesburg, 24 November:  South Africa and the world will commence the Sixteen Days of Activism on 25 November – International Day of No Violence Against Women. The Women’s Voice and Leadership partnership, coordinated by Gender Links, kicked off the annual campaign on 19 November, World Entrepreneurship Day. Coincidentally, that is also International Men’s Day. We aren’t convinced we […]

Call for stories on Gender Based Violence

Call for stories on Gender Based Violence

Gender Links (GL) in its capacity as secretariat of the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance is calling for stories to be published as part of its the Sixteen Days of Activism news series. GL will pay $100 for innovative and in-depth stories in online, radio or video that can be uploaded on the Gender Links News […]

16 Days of Activism: Programme

16 Days of Activism: Programme

Every year the United Nations declares the period from the 25 November, International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, to the 10 December, International Human Rights Day, as the 16 days of no violence against women across the globe. Women’s Voice and Leadership South Africa, Gender Links (GL) and partner organisations will implement […]

Madagascar: Près d’un millier d’enfants victimes de viol depuis janvier

Madagascar: Près d’un millier d’enfants victimes de viol depuis janvier

By Vonona Rakotondratsimba, Antananarivo, 27 November: La situation est alarmante. Même les plus petites ne sont pas épargnées. Face à ces actes infâmes « J’ai juste été meurtrie » déplore Mialy Rajoelina, la première Dame du pays et présidente de l’association Fitia. Une fois de plus, une jeune fillette de 02 ans décède à Toliara, suite au […]