Gender Justice

Cyber dialogues: Gender & diversity, 11 Oct, 17h30 (SAST)

Cyber dialogues: Gender & diversity, 11 Oct, 17h30 (SAST)

Gender Links in partnership with the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and the Women Voice and Leadership South Africa programme are hosting a series of online dialogues which started in August with a series of dialogues on Feminism. The dialogues will run until December 2022. Our next dialogue is on Gender and Diversity and will […]

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

Friday 22 July: Gender Links (GL) in partnership with Amplify Change, today announces the launch of the Voice and Choice Fund targeting Women’s Rights Organisations in Southern Africa focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The fund is part of GL’s vision of an inclusive, equal and just society in which women and girls in all their diversities exercise their voice […]

Mau: Domestic Violence declining-Can we rely on this data?

Mau: Domestic Violence declining-Can we rely on this data?

By Sheistah Bundhoo-Deenoo, Moka, 28 July 2022: The publication of the long awaited “Gender Statistics” 2021 edition released in July 2022 shows a decline in reported cases of domestic violence against women. For the year 2021, a total of 1434 reported cases of domestic violence against women is presented compared to 2116 in 2020. It […]

July 26, 2022 Themes: GBV Programs: Gender Justice | Opinion

SADC: Call for Expression of Interest for Internal Auditor

SADC: Call for Expression of Interest for Internal Auditor

Gender Links is seeking an Internal Auditor who can review the organisation’s processes, procedures and controls to ensure effective and efficient management of risk and achievement of the company’s strategic goals. The role provides the Board and Senior Management team with an independent assessment of the adequacy of Gender Links’ internal systems and controls, including […]

June 29, 2022 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

SA: The violent crime crisis and the war against women

SA: The violent crime crisis and the war against women

By Susan Tolmay, Johannesburg, 7 June: On 3 June 2022,  Minister of Police, Bheki Cele presented the quarterly crime statistics for reported crimes in the period 1 January to 31 March 2022 which he noted were especially brutal for women and children.   The statistics present a number of worrying trends.  Overall, there has been a 9,3% […]

June 7, 2022 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice

Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.” Sita Saminaden

Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.”  Sita Saminaden

Sita Saminaden is the Director of Stephen Business School in Mauritius and is a member of the political party ‘Rassemblement Mauricien’. Her first encounter with Gender Links occurred in 2021 when she attended training sessions on ‘Women and Youth in Politics’.   Education and Childhood: Self belief Despite her humble beginnings, childhood sickness and stereotypes around […]

Mauritius – “Women are visionary leaders who set objectives to improve the lives of people.” Neena Ramdenee

Mauritius – “Women are visionary leaders who set objectives to improve the lives of people.”  Neena Ramdenee

“One should know how to use one’s knowledge to the benefit of the people.”  Neena Ramdenee’s first encounters with Gender Links occurred more than ten years back through Loga Virahsawmy, Gender Links Board Member and Media Consultant and thereafter Anushka Virahsawmy, Country Director of Gender Links Mauritius. She attended presentations and most recently participated in […]

Mauritius – “Veins of steel, heart of honey”, Anishta Babooram

Mauritius – “Veins of steel, heart of honey”, Anishta Babooram

“It is very important for women to be economically independent, even more so in the 21st century and to not be afraid to speak up.” Anishta Babooram is an educator and has been officially delegated by her political party to work in a constituency in the south of Mauritius.  Babooram has been assigned several times […]

GL partners with Amplify Change to boost SRHR

GL partners with Amplify Change to boost SRHR

Join the conversation: Date :          Thursday 31 March 2022 Time :          15:00 – 17:00 In person venue :          Gender Links Cottages To join online, click here Gender Links – Southern Africa Gender Community (glcop.org.za) To join zoom, click here https://genderlinks-org-za.zoom.us/j/87051344357 Johannesburg, 31 March: SADC Gender Protocol Alliance members and Women Voice and Leadership grantees will round up International Women’s Month […]

March 31, 2022 Themes: Gender equality | Reproductive health Programs: Gender Justice

Mau: Are we doing enough to eliminate discrimination

Mau: Are we doing enough to eliminate discrimination

By Sheistah Bundhoo: Port Louis, 28 March:  Mauritius ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1984. In the recent concluding observations of the CEDAW Committee which was in 2018, the State of Mauritius was called to take numerous actions in respect of human rights and to ensure […]

March 31, 2022 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice