Gender & Governance

The gender and governance programme has grown out of various research and advocacy projects which aim to promote equal representation and effective participation of women in decision-making. The programme has now grown into a regionally recognised programme, and in 2010 it won the Mail and Guardian “Investing in the Future” award in the non-profit category for recognising the importance of working with local government to bring about social change in Southern Africa. Click here to view programme progress from the latest annual report.

The Centres of Excellence for Gender Mainstreaming in Local Government brings together all GL’s core programmes focusing these in ten localities in each of ten countries that GL works every year. Research provides the evidence for the work; this informs policies and action plans which are advocated in various ways. The COE’s represent a unique, on–the-job approach to training. Evidence shows that this approach is changing lives.

Over the years, Gender Links has assisted local authorities in developing flagship projects for ending gender based violence, and empowering survivors of violence through entrepreneurship training. This initiative was brought alive to give effect to the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. Watch the video which showcases the innovative work being done by Gender Links in 431 local authorities across Southern Africa.

Kasama Municipal Council COE

The Centres of Excellence for Gender mainstreaming in Local Government programme has enabled the Kasama municipal council to develop gender policies and action plans to mainstream gender to their operations

July 19, 2019 Themes: Local Government Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance

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 […]

Business brings my family back together!

It was 7 January 2014 when my husband got a car accident in his work place and passed on. We had three children with him, one being a girl and two boys. Two were at tertiary and the youngest doing form 4 at the time. Trouble started when I was accused of killing my husband. […]

July 12, 2019 Themes: Business | GBV | Gender equality | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

RAZAFINDRASOA Louise Marguerite, known as (Margot)_Case study_Economic Justice_Summit 2019

RAZAFINDRASOA Louise Marguerite, known as (Margot)  « THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CALLED « FANAKA MALEMY » (MALAGASY WOMEN STEREOTYPE: WOMEN ARE COMPARED AS A WEAK FURNITURE) WITHIN THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY.”  Our organization is named Hope for the future. It takes care of children, young and women on health, educational, economic levels; develops them mentally and spiritually and […]

FANOMEZANTSOA Arthure oliva_Driver of change_Sommet National 2019

 Tout s’apprend” «Je sais que la formation de Gender Links est bénéfique, mais j’ai du mal à l’appliquer.  Comme suivi des participantes au cours du projet entrepreneurial, l’équipe de GL fait une évaluation et cette année, nous relevons que notre candidate FANOMEZANTSOA Arthure Oliva opère un petit retard par rapport aux autres. Elle est confiante […]

July 9, 2019 Themes: Business Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

SIDONIE Simonetta_Driver of change_National summit 2019

Ayez toujours une pensée positive ! ” « Femmes : relevons-nous et travaillons ensemble pour le développement de notre patrie. » Engagée activement à la vie communautaire : étant une bénévole au CSBII d’Antanamitarana, Simonetta fait partie des bénéficiaires du programme entrepreneuriale. Elle a en effet pu améliorer son business grâce aux séances de formations issues par l’équipe de […]

July 9, 2019 Themes: Business Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

RASOLOFOARISOA Noeline_Driver of change_Sommet National 2019

Noeline est une des bénéficiaires du projet “Current sunrise campaign”. Victime de violence conjugale au sein de son foyer, elle a décidé de se séparer avec son mari et de prendre soin de ses deux fils, qui maintenant ont eu leurs diplômes de baccalauréat. Ainsi, « Son parcours est tout à fait impossible. Cependant, elle l’a […]

July 9, 2019 Themes: Business Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

RANAIVOSONINA Verosoa Patricia_Sommet National 2019

 “ Tout est possible si l’on y croit puis s’y accroche vraiment. ” « Le fait d’être une femme m’a permis de se débrouiller. Notre entrepreneur est un modèle aux autres femmes locales. » Verosoa Patricia est une des bénéficiaires du projet portant sur l’ “Entrepreneurship” en 2014. Grâce au dit projet, elle a pu démarrer […]

KLERT Emilienne_Driver of Change_Sommet 2019

Title: “Le changement d’attitude définit l’essor à tout autre changement.” Quotable quotes « Il existe toujours un travail très dur accompli derrière chaque succès. Le fait de gagner est un honneur, mais demande à la fois un maximum d’effort. » Klert Emilienne est un entrepreneur réputé dans la commune de Toamasina grâce à ses projets de pisciculture. […]

Diversidade Sexual, Inclusão das minorias sexuais

By: Graça Maria, 04-July-2019: A diversidade sexual ainda é um tabú a ser desmistificado dentro da sociedade moçambicana, facto que faz com que a media tenha um papel importante neste processo, difundindo informações que possam criar uma reflexão conjunta sobre a importância da inclusão das minorias sexuais. Durante dois dias, 27-28 de Junho passado, jornalistas […]