Gender Justice

Gender Links – Working from Home #WFH

Gender Links staff are working virtually across ten Southern African countries during the 21 day lock down that started in South Africa, our headquarters, on 27 March. “Although there are different regulations now in the different countries where we work, we are one family, and have decided to take a unified approach in the best interests […]

Drivers of Change : Sandra Gangiah

2017: At the start, Sandra was very unsure about the business she wanted to do. She heard that people was buying items on wholesale and selling them in retail. The idea of doing a similar business crossed her mind and she went in the capital city of Port Louis to locate the place where items […]

March 18, 2020 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Economic Justice | Gender Justice | Protocol @ work

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

By John Namkwahe Arusha, 27 November: Coming from a poor family, Sarah* from Sekei in Arusha, Tanzania, this year dropped out of school due to pregnancy. “It was difficult to continue with studies because of my appearance,” explains the 13-year-old girl with a very small stature A story behind Sarah’s teenage pregnancy is being told […]

February 21, 2020 Themes: Child Abuse | GBV | Health | Reproductive health | Sexual violence | Young Women Programs: Advocacy

DRIVERS OF CHANGE : CINDY TRIVEDY – CUREPIPE COE

DRIVERS OF CHANGE : CINDY TRIVEDY – CUREPIPE COE

I was working for an NGO called ‘Aides, Infos, Liberte, Espoir et solidarite’ (AILES) when I joined training at Gender Links. I did not have much knowledge and only knew how to make noise to achieve justice. This training taught me about my rights in the society and how to ask for it in a […]

February 10, 2020 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Justice

Malawi: Promoting Menstrual Health in prison

Malawi: Promoting Menstrual Health in prison

By Jane Changwanda, Chichiri, 27 November: It’s month end when most shoppers are loaded with cash but in Agnes Bauti`s* shopping basket, a resident of Mangochi, a resort town in the eastern region of Malawi, there are no sanitary pads. She is a mother of four including two adolescent girls. Bauti is living hard so […]

January 30, 2020 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Tanzania: Child marriage ruling gives girls hope

Tanzania: Child marriage ruling gives girls hope

By ANNE ROBI Dar es Salaam:, 4 December:Veronica Nchagwa is a 14-year old standard six girl in Tanzania. Despite being bright, she is likely to become a bride before she attains 18 years as her parents are planning to marry her off as soon as she finishes her Standard Seven education next year. “My parents […]

Zimbabwe: Engage religious groups in fight for SRHR

Zimbabwe: Engage religious groups in fight for SRHR

By Wallace Mawire Harare, 5 December : Women and girls in Zimbabwe’s apostolic religious sects are beginning to embrace modern forms of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services which were previously shunned, thanks to intensified engagement and dialogue with the church communities by concerned stakeholders. The Apostolic Women Empowerment Trust (AWET) in Zimbabwe is one stakeholder […]

January 13, 2020 Themes: Child Abuse | Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

ESwatini: Engage men in the elimination of GBV

ESwatini: Engage men in the elimination of GBV

By Ncane Maziya, Mbabane, 11 December : “Sita ungamushayi, ungambulali umakwehlula mbuyisele ekhaya” (please don’t beat or kill her, if you had enough or tired of her take her back to her parental home) On 25 November which was the first day of the 16 Days of Activism, Times of Swaziland published a story  that […]

Zim: Do protection orders shield victims from GBV?

Zim: Do protection orders shield victims from GBV?

Gibson Mhaka Bulawayo, 9 December: IT was an emotional interview as 40-year-old Esnathy occasionally broke down as she narrated the story of her alleged abuse by her ex-husband. She started with a disclaimer. “I did not want this information to go public. This is because the man is very violent and would kill me once […]

Tanzania: Women fail to work due to fear of rape

Tanzania: Women fail to work due to fear of rape

By: Joel Headman These women have been making a living by selling small vegetable businesses they go very early in the morningand return home very  where the rapists get a chance to attack them. For the period January to June 2019 at least 3 women have been raped and murdered in Muriet County in Arusha […]

December 20, 2019 Themes: Employment | GBV Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Gender Violence