Gender justice and local government summit

SADC: GL to host regional Voice and Choice Summit

SADC: GL to host regional Voice and Choice Summit

Johannesburg, 19 February: Gender Links (GL) will hold the regional Voice and Choice SADC Protocol@Work Summit from the 15-17 March 2021. The Summit will culminate in the Awards ceremony and celebration of GL’s 20th Birthday  on the 17 March 2021. The Summit will be preceded by the South Africa Women Voice and Leadership Summit from […]

Enhancing women’s economic power key

Enhancing women’s economic power key

By Kevin Chiramba, Following the first ever GBV summit in Southern Africa in 2018, and the nationwide campaigns in South Africa led by the #TotalShutDown, #MyBodyNotYourCrimeScene, and #24Demands campaigns, civil society organisations presented suggested amendments to parliament linked to specific policies and laws. Key among them was the request to develop a National Strategic Plan […]

#VoiceandChoice 2020 Summit held in Zambia

#VoiceandChoice 2020 Summit held in Zambia

For immediate release, Lusaka, 2 December 2020 :  The Zambia #VoiceandChoice summit hosted by Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance, in partnership with the Local government Association of Zambia and The Commonwealth local Government Forum (CLGF) ended on the 2nd of December with 10 people receiving awards in 5 categories. Held […]

COVID exacerbating GBV & measuring difficult

COVID exacerbating GBV & measuring difficult

By Kevin Chiramba, 25 November: This year the world commemorates the Sixteen Days of Activism in a time of COVID -19. The pandemic is presenting an unprecedented global health emergency. The virus left many countries in a parlous state, as world leaders struggled to contain both the socio-economic effects and the dire health consequences of […]

Summit 2020-Tsoelikana Council COE

Tsoelikana is found in the rural area called Tsoelike in the Qacha’s Nek district. The key characteristics of this place is that it has a beautiful weather; The Sehlaba-Thebe National Park and the former prime minister who served longer, former president of Senate; The Principal chief of Qacha’snek. It is a tourist attraction. The council […]

Summit 2020-Thaba Tseka Urban Council COE

Thaba-Tseka urban council is situated in the Thaba-Tseka district and joined the COE process in the 2010. The council does not have a gender policy, but uses a national gender policy, nonetheless, there is a gender action plan that incorporates the Post 2015 SADC Gender Protocol, SDGs and other relevant targets. The council has fourteen […]

November 24, 2020 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

Summit 2020-Sanqebethu Council COE

Sanqebethu council is located in Malefiloane village in the Mokhotlong district. Locked within Drakensburg range, hub of mining mineral sources, and river sources, high altitude population is comprised mainly of farmers. The council has gender action plan that they are following through and still in place as to make sure that gender is mainstreamed through […]

November 24, 2020 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

Summit 2020-Mamants’o Council COE

Mamantso Community council situated in Motsekuoa in the Mafeteng District. The Council has the SRHR action plan and has been working hard to implement some of the activities. The council of ‘Mamants’o has gender policy and action plan that incorporates the Post 2015 SADC Gender Protocol, SDGs and other relevant targets. It is based on the […]

Summit 2020-Mafeteng Urban Council COE

Mafeteng Urban Council is located in the   capital city of Mafeteng in Lesotho. The South African border town to Mafeteng is Wepener.The town has a population of around 41,357. Administratively, it is within Mafeteng district Economically the town lies in the centre of a wheat and maize growing area, and agriculture is the main industry. […]

Local councils awarded at Voice & Choice summit

Local councils awarded at Voice & Choice summit

For immediate release Maseru, 6 November 2020: The Lesotho #VoiceandChoice summit running under the theme: Local Action for a strong 2030 A-gender in Southern Africa which was hosted for local authorities ended on a high note today with an award ceremony for the best good practices. During the summit, which was held on 3-4 November […]