Gender Justice

SADC: Research on GBV key to ending GBV in the region

SADC: Research on GBV key to ending GBV in the region

By Kevin Chiramba, Harare, 29 March: Gender Links’ (GL) 20-year journey from inception in 2001 to date has been anchored on the continuous gathering of research evidence for action and results in the fight against  Gender Based Violence (GBV). Because of GL, the measurement of violence against women through the comprehensive prevalence and attitudes survey […]

SADC: GL celebrates 20 years in vibrant online event

SADC: GL celebrates 20 years in vibrant online event

Johannesburg, 29 March: Laughter, love and hearty congratulations characterised Gender Links’ 20th birthday celebrations on 17 March 2021. The Non-Governmental organisation (NGO) has grown from one woman working from her home to an institution, once acknowledged as the best NGO in Southern Africa, which has had an impact on the lives of 168 407 beneficiaries. […]

GL Safe Haven Halfway Home Newsletter – March 2021

GL Safe Haven Halfway Home Newsletter – March 2021

By Gender Links Mauritius The Gender Links Mauritius Safe Haven Halfway Home newsletter for March 2021 is now out. At Safe Haven Halfway Home, we welcome young women as from the age of 18, who have endured difficult past experiences and most of the time rejected by family members. As an ongoing service-based, non-for-profit organisation […]

Botswana: Anchor SRHR priorities on community experiences

Botswana: Anchor SRHR priorities on community experiences

By Dumiso Gatsha, Gaborone, 4 December: Botswana’s SRHR landscape is characterised by a lack of political will, policy frameworks and programming that safeguard and strengthen bodily autonomy and integrity for all its citizens. Whilst equitable comprehensive sex education, safe abortion and gender affirmative healthcare are notable shortcomings; progress has been made in raising the age […]

Eswatini: Emotional abuse often ignored

Eswatini: Emotional abuse often ignored

By Bongiwe Zwane, Mbabane,  7 January: “Had I woken up ten minutes earlier, perhaps I would have saved my daughter,” Nomthandazo Masilela says. The 54-year-old mother of three is still struggling to accept the death of her 30-year-old daughter Temave who committed suicide in 2018 following a long history of emotional abuse by her estranged […]

Madagascar: Près d’un millier d’enfants victimes de viol depuis janvier

Madagascar: Près d’un millier d’enfants victimes de viol depuis janvier

By Vonona Rakotondratsimba, Antananarivo, 27 November: La situation est alarmante. Même les plus petites ne sont pas épargnées. Face à ces actes infâmes « J’ai juste été meurtrie » déplore Mialy Rajoelina, la première Dame du pays et présidente de l’association Fitia. Une fois de plus, une jeune fillette de 02 ans décède à Toliara, suite au […]

Lesotho:Nthatisi Motsamai

Nthatisi Motsamai is a young entrepreneur who is owning hair and beauty salon and at the same time she is selling Inuka products. She wanted to be involved in the sports field as part of work at the beginning but she was not motivated. She was also talented on hairdressing as she started trying her […]

November 27, 2020 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship | Gender Violence

Lesotho:Mampeoane Mokete

Mampeoane Mokete is an entrepreneur who started a business after being disappointed by not being able to go to university. She was too much dependent to her husband as he was the only one working therefore he was a breadwinner. Mokete started to ask a capital from her husband and fortunately he agreed and gave […]

November 27, 2020 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship | Protocol @ work

Three Years of Safe Haven

Three Years of Safe Haven ‘Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time’ – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Background Since its inception in September 2017, Gender Links Safe Haven Halfway Home (SHHH) has been a refuge for 69 residents coming from different socio-economic backgrounds and having known numerous types of violence throughout their lifetime […]

Annual Report 2018

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