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ESwatini: SODV Act most comprehensive law on GBV

ESwatini: SODV Act most comprehensive law on GBV

By Sifiso Nhlabatsi Manzini, 26 November: As the Kingdom of Eswatini joins the world in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, the Coordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organisations (CANGO) in Eswatini has hailed the country for coming up with the most comprehensive law to curb gender based violence. CANGO is an umbrella body […]

November 26, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | News

Madagascar: Cards stacked against women in local elections

Madagascar: Cards stacked against women in local elections

As Madagascar gears up for local elections tomorrow every indication is that women’s representation is likely to decline as there are no female candidates fielded in the major cities where the ruling party is likely to win. Currently women comprise a mere 8% of councilors. In a decree issued just before the elections, the electoral […]

November 26, 2019 Themes: Local Government | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | News

Malawi battle against GBV is on track

Malawi battle against GBV is on track

By Joseph Kayira*  Lilongwe, 26 November 2019 – Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and government say the battle against Gender Based Violence (GBV) is on track with more people joining the conversation openly discussing the evils of any form of violence both at family and national level, but concede challenges prevail. Prominent gender activist and chairperson […]

SAfAIDS Statement on International Men’s Day

SAfAIDS Statement on International Men’s Day

“International Men’s Day is designed to promote positive role models in society and develop wholesome individuals. When we make investments towards promoting individual and collective development of key groups in our respective communities, including men and boys, we are able to effectively address key challenges including high incidence of HIV infection, reproductive health challenges, sexual […]

November 19, 2019 Themes: Gender equality | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender & Governance | Gender and governance | News

Bots: Gender parity still a distant dream after elections

Bots: Gender parity still a distant dream after elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gaborone, 8 November: With just two elections until 2030, the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the representation of women in the Botswana parliament has increased by just one percentage point from 10% to 11%. A paltry seven women have made it to the Botswana Parliament following the general elections held […]

November 8, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance | News

Madagascar: Des jeunes filles en détresse

Madagascar: Des jeunes filles en détresse

Dur d’avoir ses règles à un jeune âge. Bénéficier de l’hygiène menstruelle demeure encore un luxe pour bon nombre de jeunes filles. A l’exemple des Communes rurales de la région Boeny, nombreuses d’entre- elles ne disposent pas de tissus ni de serviettes hygiéniques. Pis, elles utilisent les feuilles pour éviter que le sang s’infiltre sur […]

November 7, 2019 Themes: Gender equality | Human Rights Programs: Opinion

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg: The Programme of Action agreed by 179 governments in 1994 was a huge milestone towards realising population, development and well-being. Twenty-five years down the line there are strides that have been made worldwide in achieving Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). These include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principle of ‘leaving […]

November 1, 2019 Themes: GBV | Gender equality | Health | Human Rights | Young Women Programs: Opinion

Global: Inequality at the centre of climate change crisis

Global: Inequality at the centre of climate change crisis

By Sifisosami Dube New York, 27 September: “The longer we wait, the harder it will be to turn the climate crisis around,” these were the words of Greta Thunberg a young climate activist ahead of the UN General Assembly climate action summit. It has taken this Swedish teenager, to knee jerk the world’s leaders from […]

September 27, 2019 Themes: Climate Change | SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News

Zambia:Taboo surrounding abortion leads to death

Zambia:Taboo surrounding abortion leads to death

By: Dorothy Chisi YVONNE Mwanza (25) now, discovered she was pregnant at 16 in her first month in her final grade. Both Yvonne and her boyfriend were not ready as they were still pursuing their education in the same grade. Yvonne explained that knowing he family she was coming from, she would be told to […]

September 18, 2019 Themes: Health | Human Rights | Reproductive health | Young Women | Youth Programs: Health | News

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit promotes equality

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit promotes equality

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit and Awards 2019 will be launched on the 7th of August 2019 at Protea Hotel Thuringerhof. The Summit runs under the hashtag #VoiceandChoice. The aims and objectives of the summit are; To gather evidence on #VoiceandChoice through case studies on action, leadership and institutional practise. To acknowledge and affirm survivors […]