Gender Justice

Zim: Media, ICTs need to repackage GBV story

Zim: Media, ICTs need to repackage GBV story

Andile Tshuma Bulawayo, 6 December: TENDAI Makombe, a Gender based violence survivor with a disability said she got courage to report her abuser, a family member from listening stories about GBV survivors finding justice. The mother of two, who is visually impaired, enjoys listening to podcasts and has an application in her phone that converts […]

December 6, 2021 Themes: Gender based violence | GMMP | Media Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media | Gender Justice

Bots: GBV compounding challenges faced by PLWD

Bots: GBV compounding challenges faced by PLWD

By Bokani King Gaborone, 3 December: People living with disabilities (PLWD) continue to face stigma and neglect, but the disturbing trend of Gender Based Violence (GBV) is compounding their problems in Botswana and the world over. As the world commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities under the theme, “Leadership and participation of persons with […]

December 3, 2021 Themes: Children | Disability Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy

Zim: Fighting GBV against women & girls with albinism

Zim: Fighting GBV against women & girls with albinism

By Gibson Mhaka Bulawayo, 3 December: “For three years in my marriage I had to endure a miserable experience living among my in-laws who could not stand the sight of my skin. They made nicknames for me and it hurt me a lot. We failed to keep it together with my husband due to pressure […]

December 3, 2021 Themes: Disability | GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Malawi: Make sanitary ware accessible and affordable

Malawi: Make sanitary ware accessible and affordable

By Jennifer Changwanda Blantyre, 2 December: If Wongani Tembo* a form three secondary school learner at Lisumbwi Secondary School  in Mangochi District, eastern part of Malawi was given a chance today to talk to policy makers, she could ask them to scrap Value Added Tax (VAT) from sanitary pads and also make them affordable. Every […]

December 2, 2021 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

South Africa: Needed – new approaches to ending GBV

South Africa: Needed – new approaches to ending GBV

Johannesburg, 24 November:  South Africa and the world will commence the Sixteen Days of Activism on 25 November – International Day of No Violence Against Women. The Women’s Voice and Leadership partnership, coordinated by Gender Links, kicked off the annual campaign on 19 November, World Entrepreneurship Day. Coincidentally, that is also International Men’s Day. We aren’t convinced we […]

Call for stories on Gender Based Violence

Call for stories on Gender Based Violence

Gender Links (GL) in its capacity as secretariat of the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance is calling for stories to be published as part of its the Sixteen Days of Activism news series. GL will pay $100 for innovative and in-depth stories in online, radio or video that can be uploaded on the Gender Links News […]

16 Days of Activism: Programme

16 Days of Activism: Programme

Every year the United Nations declares the period from the 25 November, International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, to the 10 December, International Human Rights Day, as the 16 days of no violence against women across the globe. Women’s Voice and Leadership South Africa, Gender Links (GL) and partner organisations will implement […]

Southern Africa: Women call for an end to unsafe abortion

Southern Africa: Women call for an end to unsafe abortion

Johannesburg, 4 October: Women’s rights organisations across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are calling for safe abortion – one of the simplest, most cost effective medical procedures – to be legalised in every country. Almost one quarter of all pregnancies in the region end in unsafe abortion, a major contributor to high maternal mortality […]

SADC women welcome back Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka

SADC women welcome back Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka

On 29 September , Gender Links, Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and the Women Voice and Leadership South Africa Project  hosted a welcome back celebration for Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka. Missed the event ? Watch  a Live Broadcast stream on Facebook .  

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