Advocacy

Call for stories on Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Call for stories on Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Call for innovative stories on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and training opportunity for the best entries – make your pitch by 21 November Synopsis Gender Links (GL) in its capacity as secretariat for the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance is calling for stories to be published as part of its series during the […]

Kenya: ICPD 25 summit ends with clear path forward

Kenya: ICPD 25 summit ends with clear path forward

Nairobi 14 November 2019 – The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls by 2030. “The Nairobi Summit represents a renewed, re-energized vision […]

Kenya: States must ensure safety of female journalists

Kenya: States must ensure safety of female journalists

By Dr Sarah Macharia Nairobi, 12 November :Women journalists who cover stories about gender-based violence ethically are “human rights defenders in their own right,” and they often face challenges, including misogynistic attacks online and offline, as a result of their work, says Sarah Macharia, Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) coordinator and WACC manager for gender […]

November 13, 2019 Themes: GBV | GMMP | Media Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

Celebrating International Day of the Girl

Celebrating International Day of the Girl

On 11 October Gender Links joins the world in celebrating the International Day of the Girl These celebrations are happening in the backdrop of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which seeks to mobilize commitments around achieving zero unmet need for family planning information and services, zero preventable maternal deaths, and zero sexual […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Children | Young Women Programs: Advocacy | Advocacy | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Deliberate actions to achieve gender equality in media needed

Deliberate actions to achieve gender equality in media needed

By Tarisai Nyamweda  Pretoria, 4 October: Deliberate. Deliberate was the word of the day at the recently convened Women in Media Dialogue hosted by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) in partnership with Media 24. The dialogue sought to create a conversation for communicators and media to propose concrete actions and to address gender inequalities […]

SA:Uyinene’s murder calls for re-think in addressing GBV

SA:Uyinene’s murder calls for re-think in addressing GBV

On the 02nd of September, South Africans woke up to the dreadful news that the missing University of Cape Town (UCT) student Uyinene Mrwetyana’s lifeless body was found in Lingelethu West township.  Her death brought back the spotlight on issues of gender-based violence and femicide that have gained prominence in South Africa. Based on media […]

Zim: Time to re-think policy on contraceptives for Youth

Zim: Time to re-think policy on contraceptives for Youth

By: Thandeka Moyo Nkazimulo* struggles to calm the baby strapped on her back as she makes her way to Tshitshi Clinic located 17 kilometres from her home in Mangwe, Plumtree. Along the way she passes through her former school, Tshitshi Secondary where she spent a few months doing Form One before authorities asked her to […]

July 31, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Youth Programs: Advocacy | Health

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 […]

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, […]