Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit promotes equality

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit promotes equality

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit and Awards 2019 will be launched on the 7th of August 2019 at Protea Hotel Thuringerhof. The Summit runs under the hashtag #VoiceandChoice. The aims and objectives of the summit are; To gather evidence on #VoiceandChoice through case studies on action, leadership and institutional practise. To acknowledge and affirm survivors […]

Mauritius: The flu of misogyny

Mauritius: The flu of misogyny

Mauritius; 3 July: This winter we have yet again been hit by a disease, an illness from which many of us suffer. Symptoms are mostly manifested on social media in the form of comments under news articles or in the form of edited videos. It is an illness which crawls under our skin, affecting our […]

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg, 6 August: The Programme of Action agreed by 179 governments in 1994 was a huge milestone towards realising population, development and well-being. Twenty-five years down the line there are strides that have been made worldwide in achieving Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). These include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principle […]

August 6, 2019 Themes: GBV | Gender equality | Health | Human Rights | Young Women Programs: Opinion

Women’s Month 2019: What’s on?

Women’s Month 2019: What’s on?

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 womens rights. National Women’s Day dates back to 9 August 1956 when 20 000 women marched […]

Zimbabwe: Sex education policy sparks debate

Zimbabwe: Sex education policy sparks debate

By Gibson Mhaka Bulawayo, 19 July: A teenage girl from Bulawayo’s Mzilikazi suburb was in tears as she bravely narrated how she was drugged and gang raped at a Vuzu party held at a house in one of city’s leafy suburbs. The 17-year-old girl believes her drink was spiked when she left it with one […]

Zimbabwe: Sex education policy sparks debate

Zimbabwe: Sex education policy sparks debate

By Gibson Mhaka Bulawayo, 19 June: A teenage girl from Bulawayo’s Mzilikazi suburb was in tears as she bravely narrated how she was drugged and gang raped at a Vuzu party held at a house in one of city’s leafy suburbs. The 17-year-old girl believes her drink was spiked when she left it with one […]

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

By Laura Pillay Addressing teenage pregnancies through Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and making contraception available to teenagers The rate of teenage pregnancies in the Republic of Seychelles, has increased steadily over the years. Despite the inclusion of sexuality education in the school curriculum under the Personal, Social and Citizenship Education (PSE) programme, the small island […]

July 17, 2019 Themes: Unemployment | Young Women | Youth Programs: News

Seychelles: Where are we on promoting LGBTI rights?

Seychelles: Where are we on promoting LGBTI rights?

By Laura Pillay May 17, 2016, International Day against Homophobia, was symbolic for LGBTI+ in Seychelles as the Republic of Seychelles joined the list of countries to decriminalise same sex acts, under the administration of former President James Michel. Prior to decriminalisation, Section 151 of the Penal Code banned same-sex intercourse between males, categorising it […]

June 30, 2019 Themes: Justice system | Sex roles | Sexuality Programs: News | Portrayal

Soiree Culturelle et remise de trophees

Soiree Culturelle et remise de trophees

Sommet national sur la mise en œuvre du protocole de la SADC sur le Genre et le Développement « VOIX ET CHOIX », du 21-22 Juin 2019 à l’Hôtel le Pavé Antaninarenina, Antananarivo, Madagascar   « Action locale pour un agenda fort en 2030 en Afrique Australe » Le septième « Sommet national sur la mise en œuvre du protocole […]

Botswana is a rainbow nation

Botswana is a rainbow nation

On Tuesday afternoon, 11th June 2019 the Botswana High Court made a ruling that caused a local, regional and international stir. Within minutes of the ruling which repealed Section 164, 165 and 167 of the Penal Code international news outlets such as CNN and the BBC had run with the story. LEGABIBO’s Caine Youngman suspects […]

June 20, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI Programs: News