Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign

GL grieves and celebrates Anne Hilton’s life

GL grieves and celebrates Anne Hilton’s life

Thank you Kai (Anne’s only son) for affording GL the opportunity to say something at the memorial of Anne Hilton, whom we count as one of our many sheroes. Gender Links had an impromptu memorial on Monday 10 June, upon hearing of Anne’s passing on Saturday. We lit candles in ten countries. Since then messages […]

June 14, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship | Feminism Programs: Phenomenal Women

#VoiceandChoice Summit kick starts in Botswana

#VoiceandChoice Summit kick starts in Botswana

For immediate release:  #VoiceandChoice Summits in Botswana Gaborone, 20 May 2019: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance partner BOCONGO will host the #VoiceandChoice summits in Gaborone the 11th and 12th June 2019. The country level summit will culminate in a regional summit to be held in Johannesburg on November 2019 at […]

GL gives a cautious thumbs up to new SA cabinet

GL gives a cautious thumbs up to new SA cabinet

Johannesburg, 30 May: Gender Links (GL), welcomes the 50/50 cabinet and change in women’s minister announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday, but says he missed the opportunity to appoint a woman deputy President and restructure the women’s ministry. Announcing his long-awaited cabinet following the 8 May elections, President Ramaphosa proudly announced that South Africa has […]

Beyond numbers in SA politics

Beyond numbers in SA politics

Johannesburg  17 May 2019: Speaker Baleka Mbete once famously said that South Africa now has a culture of “zero tolerance for no women in politics”. Despite the drop in support for the African National Congress (ANC) which has been the mainstay of steady increases in women’s political participation since 1994, South Africa’s 2019 elections broke […]

Mixed blessings for women in SA elections

Mixed blessings for women in SA elections

Johannesburg, 14 May: As predicted to the letter by Gender Links (GL) women’s representation in parliament in South Africa will go up by four percentage points to 44% following the 2019 elections, despite the drop in support for the African National Congress (ANC), whose 50/50 quota for women has been crucial to boosting women’s political […]

Mozambique GL National Summit 2018 Report

MOZ GL National Summit Report 2018

January 18, 2019 Themes: Governance Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

Gender in the 2018 Zimbabwe LG elections

Gender in the 2018 Zimbabwe LG elections

This gender analysis of the 2018 local government elections that witnessed a decline in women’s representation from 16% to 14% reflects the deeply ingrained patriarchal nature of politics in Zimbabwe. It highlights the need to extend the constitutional quota for women in parliament due in expire in 2023, and to strengthen the campaign led by […]

December 11, 2018 Themes: Elections | Governance Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Swaziland: Green Shield

Lloyd Masiya-Emerging entrepreneur Green Shield is a business that has invented a new range of skin care petroleum jelly by making it using organic perfumes to make mosquito repellent and non-mosquito repellent products that have numerous medicinal benefit like being anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic. These are perfumed products that are good for people with Sinus’s, […]

Swaziland: Mankayane Town Board

Khanyisile Mamba-Gender Focal Person  Mlungisi Tsela-Gender Champion  Mankayane is a town located in the Manzini region. It is a small developing forest town with road network to Manzini, Mbabane and Piet Retief. This small-town service the chiefdom of Velezizweni. Nearby are the extensive man-made forests which cover much of the Highveld areas of Swaziland. The area around Mankayane […]

Swaziland- Lavumisa Town Board

Swaziland- Lavumisa Town Board  Thobile Jele-gender Focal Person  Enock Ndlangamandla-Gender Champion  On the southeast edge of the Kingdom of eSwatini on the border with KwaZulu Natal lies the town of Lavumisa. The town is located in the Shiselweni district of Southern eSwatini. It is a border crossing point to the neighbouring town of Golela in […]