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

Mada: Des victimes de viols conjugaux subissent en silenc

Mada: Des victimes de viols conjugaux subissent en silenc

By Patricia Ramavonirina Antananarivo, 15 December : Un phénomène persistant mais souvent méconnu. Les viols conjugaux ne cessent de gagner de l’ampleur à Madagascar, sans que les victimes les considèrent ainsi. Dans la plupart des cas, les survivantes les classent comme des formes de violences conjugales. Le viol définit tout rapport sexuel imposé ou sans […]

Bots: GBV prevalence among sex workers not documented

Bots: GBV prevalence among sex workers not documented

By KENEILWE LEPHOI, Gaborone,  10 December :  The prevalence of Gender Based Violence (GBV) amongst sex workers is not well documented,  although GBV remains one most notable human rights violations says Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS, (BONELA). BONELA says the organisation’s programme data suggests that sex workers are vulnerable to violence including sexual […]

Mada: Violences basees sur le genre et Covid-19

Mada: Violences basees sur le genre et Covid-19

By Vonjy Arisoa NOMENJANAHARY Antananarivo, 10 December : Haute Matsiatra est l’une des 23 Régions existantes à Madagascar, elle figure parmi les plus touchées par le coronavirus l’année dernière : deuxième Région touchée par la pandémie après Antananarivo Région d’Analamanga et ayant même plongé dans le confinement pendant des mois. Une période durant laquelle les violences […]

December 10, 2021 Themes: GBV Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Esw: Sex workers must not be left out of anti GBV actions

Esw: Sex workers must not be left out of anti GBV actions

By Sifiso Nhlabatsi Mbabane, 9 December 2021: Following the outbreak of COVID-19 sex workers around the country claim that there has been an increase in cases of harassment and discrimination by members of the armed forces. The sex workers claim that they are always harassed for being found in the streets at night. They are […]

December 9, 2021 Themes: GBV | Sex work Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice