Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign

Botswana Women speak out on Constitution

Botswana Women speak out on Constitution

Gaborone, Monday 25 July: Women Speak Out comprising women from all five major political parties, women’s rights organisations and civil society partners will present their submission to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution of today. The presentation will take place at Maruapala Community Centre, Gaborone at 15:00. The media are […]

Mauritius: A Quota system for Women in Politics

Mauritius: A Quota system for Women in Politics

By Sheistah Bundhoo-Deenoo Moka, 18 May: A quota system in Mauritius will be a roadmap to ensure women’s political participation. This summarises the main output of the 50-50 symposium organised by Gender Links Mauritius with financial support from the European union. The symposium sought to discuss and analyse Women’s PoliticaL Participation (WPP) and the need […]

Botswana: The constitution – Women speak out

Botswana: The constitution – Women speak out

Political parties and women’s organisations in Botswana have made a submission to the Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution. Download the full submission or read chapters below. To endorse the submission, click here by 20 July! This submission to the Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution of Botswana (the […]

Malawi: President Chakwera pledges 50-50 Parliament

Malawi: President Chakwera pledges 50-50 Parliament

By Joseph Kayira Lilongwe, 8 April 2022 – The President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera has announced his  commitment to champion the election of 50 percent women legislators in Parliament as a stepping stone toward the promotion of women empowerment and gender equality. Currently, the 193-seat Malawi Parliament has 23% percent women representation according to the […]

Bots: Women make the case for Constitutional Review

Bots: Women make the case for Constitutional Review

Gaborone, 24 March: Women across political parties are joining forces to make the case that Botswana’s 55 year-old Constitution needs to be reviewed if the country is to deliver on its commitments to gender equality. In a press statement at the close of a two-day strategy meeting convened by Gender Links, representatives of the Alliance […]

March 31, 2022 Themes: Elections | Governance Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Mauritius: Gender Links hosts 50-50 symposium

Mauritius: Gender Links hosts 50-50 symposium

Gender Links Mauritius in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles is pleased to invite you for a 50-50 Symposium which is part of Gender Links project co-funded by the European Union. You are invited to join the event virtually as from 10.00 […]

Botswana: President urged to walk the talk

Botswana: President urged to walk the talk

Francistown, November 25, 2021 Women politicians from across the political divide in Botswana have called for the overhauling of the Constitution and the Electoral Act ahead of the 2024 elections to ensure women’s equal and effective political participation. The participants of the second leg of the Women’s Political Participation Cross Generational Academy training held in […]

November 26, 2021 Themes: Elections Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Botswana: WPP training in Francistown

Botswana: WPP training in Francistown

Gender Links is conducting five cross – generation academies in Botswana, starting with two locations – Palapye and Francistown in November 2021. The academies are week-long sessions aimed at enhancing the inclusion and effective participation of women in political decision-making with a strong emphasis on local government. The academies are hosted by “hub” councils in […]

November 22, 2021 Themes: Elections Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Botswana: WPP training in Palapye

Botswana: WPP training in Palapye

Gender Links is conducting five cross – generation academies in Botswana, starting with two locations – Palapye and Francistown in November 2021. The academies are week-long sessions aimed at enhancing the inclusion and effective participation of women in political decision-making with a strong emphasis on local government. The academies are hosted by “hub” councils in […]

November 16, 2021 Themes: Elections Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

Botswana: Women demand new deal in Constitution

Botswana: Women demand new deal in Constitution

Palapye, 9 November: Women from across the political spectrum are calling on President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi to appoint an equal number of women and men to the Constitutional Review Commission. They are further calling on him to ensure that the process is inclusive and delivers gender equality. The President announced in the State of the […]

November 10, 2021 Themes: Elections Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign