Advocacy

Women’s month: Feminism Dialogues

Women’s month: Feminism Dialogues

August marks Women’s Month and every year South Africa sets aside this month to commemorate National Women’s Day and to celebrate the achievements of women from all walks of life as well as count the gains and losses on women’s rights. Gender Links in partnership with the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and the Women […]

TZ: Put clear procedures to enable reporting harassment

TZ: Put clear procedures to enable reporting harassment

By Sabina Ntobi Dar es Salaam, 8 December : Although it is ten years now, memories are still fresh as if it happened yesterday. A  number of questions floods into her head; What could I have done in such a dilemma? Where and to whom could I have approached to report my case? Would they […]

Mau: Are we doing enough to eliminate discrimination

Mau: Are we doing enough to eliminate discrimination

By Sheistah Bundhoo: Port Louis, 28 March:  Mauritius ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1984. In the recent concluding observations of the CEDAW Committee which was in 2018, the State of Mauritius was called to take numerous actions in respect of human rights and to ensure […]

March 31, 2022 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Nam: Southern Africa Online GBV report launch, 7 June

Nam: Southern Africa Online GBV report launch, 7 June

Date : Tuesday 7th June , 2022. Time:  08.30am – 13.00 PM SAST Eastern Time Venue: AM Weinberg, Windhoek, Namibia To confirm participation for in person or virtual participation please fill in the registration form on the following LINK Click here to read the report  Read more about our work on media freedom and digital […]

March 30, 2022 Themes: Gender based violence | Gender equality | ICT's | Media Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

Namibia: Southern Africa Online GBV report launch, 7 June

Namibia: Southern Africa Online GBV report launch, 7 June

Gender Links , Internet Society Namibia and Meta are hosting  the Understanding Online Gender Based Violence in Southern Africa  report launch with a special focus on Namibia Date : Tuesday 7th June , 2022. Time:  08.30am – 13.00 PM SAST Eastern Time Venue: AM Weinberg, Windhoek, Namibia To confirm participation for in person or virtual […]

March 30, 2022 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

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