Conference Report

SABC 3: 16 day of activism against Gender Based Violence – 04/12/2018

Name of monitor: Patricia Mahachi Name of Television station: SABC 3 Name of programme: News @ 9 Date of broadcast: 04/12/2018 Genre: News Time: Time of broadcast: 21:00:21:30 GBV focus: […]

SABC 3: Advocate Shamila Batoli appointed as new NDPP head – 04/12/2018

Name of monitor: Patricia Mahachi Name of Television station: SABC 3 Name of programme: News @ 9 Date of broadcast: 04/12/2018 Genre: News Time: Time of broadcast: 21:00:21:30 GBV focus: […]

Report on the SADC consultative conference on gender and development, Gaborone

Reflecting and re-strategising for gender based regional integration: the SADC plan of action for gender was reviewed in 2005 to capture concerns such as the upliftment of the poorest of the poor, rural women and the girl child. SADC also faces increasing poverty and increasing gender based violence and challenges such as HIV. Member states and development partners contributed to the development of a strategic implementation framework.

African women’s leadership: Powering the African dream

Women steering innovative leadership: Round table discussions on the role of African women leaders in the post 2015 development agenda and +20 Beijing review process at Harvard law School on the 9th À“ 10th March 2015

On Gender and LGBTI Rights in SADC and East Africa: A Workshop hosted By CIVICUS and Gender Links

The primary focus of the Gender and LGBTI Workshop was to create a space where activists from both the Gender and LGBTI sectors in the region could come together and discuss synergies for their work in a safe and non-judgemental space. The deliberations were premised on the fact that civil society focusing on Gender is better funded and better established in Africa because it often has a less contentious mandate, and is therefore well positioned to assist and advise the LGBTI movement on strategy, and on projects that may be mutually beneficial to each sector. This report centres on the practical discussions held during the Workshop which focused on cooperation and understanding of the shared goals of the two sectors, and on methods to publicise and campaign for change at regional and international platforms.

The Workshop provided a platform for the participants to network and form bonds of solidarity in what is often a region where homophobic attitudes prevail. The agenda was designed to share CIVICUS’ knowledge of UN processes and to explain to the participants how they may engage with these processes to report rights abuses. These processes are also important for activists to campaign for legislative changes and substantive enforcement of legal protections. The workshop was also designed to explain the grant making functions CIVICUS has through the Lifeline Fund which is structured to support the campaigns of embattled Civil Society Organizations against encroachments on their rights to freedom of speech, assembly and association.

Media COE facilitators meeting; 28 May 2014

This paper seeks to explore the impact of the Centres of Excellence for gender in the media project that Gender Links has been rolling out in 108 media houses in 12 SADC countries. The paper analyses the key successes and challenges of the COE project and maps a way forward in the count down to 2015.

Getting smart: media literacy and leadership skills for women in politics

Care work, alliance and local government planning meeting

Feminist tour of Amsterdam

A package containing information on the Dutch institute for gender equality and women’s history with information on women and finance, the history of the women’s movement in the Netherlands, the library and archive, international cooperation and the Emancipation Monitor, plus gifts

Resolution 1325 in 2020: looking forward, looking back

Women play multiple roles in conflict and post-conflict situations, and these roles extend well beyond those of caregivers and victims. As such, it becomes crucially important to promote women’s agency and build on their potential in peace processes by including them in all levels of participation À“ including in peacekeeping; negotiations; mediation; socio-economic reconstruction; disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR) processes…