Gender Justice

Africa: Young Women lead tech revolution in lockdown!

Africa: Young Women lead tech revolution in lockdown!

Johannesburg 22 September: On the eve of SA Heritage Day, UN Women, Gender Links and business partners promoting gender equality today celebrated outstanding young women in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa using technology to advance their enterprises. Ten young women (first, second and third prize in each country, and two joint third prizes in South […]

September 22, 2021 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship | Gender Justice

Awards: Young Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Awards: Young Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Date: 22 September 2021 Time: South Africa: 11h00 – 13h00; Uganda & Kenya: 12h00 – 14h00 RSVP: Please fill in the form here. Sign up or login to the Southern Africa Gender Community (SGC) on www.glcop.org.za, click Cyber Dialogues and join Young Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Awards or join the ZOOM LINK: https://genderlinks-org-za.zoom.us/j/88631419652  

September 16, 2021 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Justice

SA: Women’s Day call for #Vaccine GenderJustice

SA: Women’s Day call for #Vaccine GenderJustice

Johannesburg, 9 August: Women’s rights organisations are calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to provide sex disaggregated data on vaccine roll out in a campaign launched on Women’s Day. A petition signed by 43 Women’s Voice and Leadership partners calls on the president to “provide sex disaggregated data on vaccine roll out and all COVID-19 statistics in line with the national gender […]

August 8, 2021 Themes: Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Justice

SA: Call for vaccine sex disaggregated data

SA: Call for vaccine sex disaggregated data

Johannesburg, 29 July, The Women’s Voice and Leadership South Africa (WVL-SA) welcomes the progress being made towards rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, but calls for sex disaggregated data to be made available as a matter of urgency. “Sex disaggregation is a central tenant of all data and processes in South Africa,” noted Gender Links special Advisor Colleen Lowe […]

July 29, 2021 Themes: Health Programs: Gender Justice

SA: Young Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

SA: Young Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Johannesburg, 31 August: Gender Links and UN Women are calling for young women entrepreneurs between ages 20 and 30 from South Africa ,to share their voices through a competitive challenge on how they can best be supported by private sector and other key stakeholders/partners. Globally to-date there are 5000, companies that have signed on to Women […]

July 28, 2021 Themes: Economics | Entrepreneurship Programs: Economic Justice | Entrepreneurship

SA: Women, violence and vaccine roll out

SA: Women, violence and vaccine roll out

Women call for end to violence, resumption of vaccine roll out Johannesburg, 14 July 2021, The Women’s Voice and Leadership South Africa (WVLSA) project condemns the violence and criminal looting that is ravaging South Africa amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. WVLSA calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure that law and order are restored […]

July 13, 2021 Themes: Emergencies | Feminism | Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Justice

Vaccine apartheid will prolong the pandemic

Vaccine apartheid will prolong the pandemic

Johannesburg, 14 July: As many countries in the north start to open up for summer holidays, with lockdown restrictions being eased, South Africa, and most of Africa are going back into harder lockdowns. The reason for these starkly different realities is in large measure due to unequal access to vaccines. With the third wave, driven […]

July 13, 2021 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Justice

Southern Africa: Needed – feminist response to vaccine roll out

Southern Africa: Needed – feminist response to vaccine roll out

Johannesburg, 14 July: The COVID-19 pandemic which has been raging across the globe since December 2019 has aggravated gender inequalities. As the majority of care workers, of the poor and those in the informal sector or in precarious work, women bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. If the vaccine roll out is to bring […]

July 13, 2021 Themes: Emergencies | Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Justice

​Call for consultants: Women’s Political Participation Botswana

Closing Date: 20 May 2021 Synopsis Gender Links seeks a consultant to implement the International Idea Enhancing the Inclusion of Women in Political Participation (WPP) in Africa project in Botswana from from 1 June 2021 to 31 December 2021.  CVs and daily rates must be submitted by 20 May 2021. Background Gender Links is part of the International Idea-led consortium: Enhancing the […]

May 5, 2021 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender Justice

African young women speak out on political participation

African young women speak out on political participation

Introductions by Dr Pinkie Mekgwe (International IDEA); Sara Leigh Elago (Namibia); Chelsea Mujuru (Zimbabwe); Wala Elboushi (Sudan); Hon. Khadija Shaaban Taya (Tanzania); Chikas Kumle (Nigeria) Moderated by the Africa WPP Barometer Editor Colleen Lowe Morna (South Africa) Date: Monday, 28 June 2021 Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm (SA & Paris time) Venue: Southern Africa Gender Community Sign up […]

May 1, 2021 Themes: Politics | Young Women Programs: Gender Justice