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

IWD Gender and climate change: 8 March

IWD Gender and climate change: 8 March

Date: 8 March, International Women’s Day Time: 15.00 – 17.00 Venue: Observatory Golf Course, Steyn Avenue, Johannesburg To join virtually: Sign up or login to the Southern Africa Gender Community (SGC) on www.glcop.org.za, click on cyber dialogue and join International Women’s Day Webinar OR: Direct zoom link: https://genderlinks-org-za.zoom.us/j/81711675639 Women’s Rights Organisations across Southern Africa will mark […]

March 7, 2022 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

New HIV infections among young women worrying

New HIV infections among young women worrying

By Lungelo Ndhlovu The prevalence of new HIV infections among young girls and women has emerged as a cause of concern in Zimbabwe, with 1 705 new HIV infections recorded from females in Bulawayo-Metropolitan province alone, according to the National Aids Council of Zimbabwe (NAC). The HIV prevalence rate among adults in Bulawayo between the […]

February 10, 2022 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Priya’s story from Safe Haven Halfway Home

“Although I sometimes feel low, I look in the mirror and remind myself not to give up.” My name is Priya and I am 20 years old. I came to Safe Haven Halfway Home in September 2019 after suffering physical and mental abuse from my relatives. I was five years old when my mother became […]

Bots: Discrimination on disclosure of status

Bots: Discrimination on disclosure of status

By Keamogetse Motone, Gaborone, 1 December: Botswana remains one of the countries which is hard hit by HIV and AIDS. Although there are many ways people can live with the virus, some people still find it hard to live positively with HIV and to disclose their HIV status to their partners as well as their […]

January 10, 2022 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Malawi: Online GBV, high time govt punished perpetrators says Kaliati

Malawi: Online GBV, high time govt punished perpetrators says Kaliati

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga, Lilongwe, 15 December: For the past two years, 40-year old Martha Kakodwa has been mourning the painful loss of  her child who was a victim a of cyberbullying. Her daughter Lise committed suicide after her boyfriend posted pictures of her naked on social media after they had broken up. “The crime my […]

December 20, 2021 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice | GL Commentary Service