Health

Malawi: End the Stigma. Period.

Malawi: End the Stigma. Period.

By Jenipher Changwanda and Ziliro Mchulu 28 May : Ulemu Kupakasa wanted to give up her aspiration of being the vice president of student’s union in a certain higher education institution in Malawi because of the shame, stigma and ridicule she endured. Being the first time for the school to have a woman vying for […]

Zim: Unsafe abortions are a major public health concern

Zim: Unsafe abortions are a major public health concern

By Muchaneta Chimuka Harare, 10 December: Unsafe abortion cases are rife among youth and adults in Zimbabwe owing to high medical costs, restrictive abortion laws and lack of or inadequate   youth friendly clinics that offers sexual reproductive health services, negative attitudes by service providers towards patients, lack of knowledge on how and where to seek […]

I story: Winning battles

I story: Winning battles

Port Louis, 13 April: I have fought many battles. When I was a child I was discriminated against because I was plump and had curly hair. I did not have the same consideration as my two sisters and my brother. My eldest sister was treated like a princess, my youngest sister was the protected one […]

April 13, 2020 Themes: Disaster | Feminism | Gender equality | Health Programs: Health | News

Ainda falta acesso a informações sobre o aborto seguro

Ainda falta acesso a informações sobre o aborto seguro

Passados três anos da legalização do aborto seguro, através da Lei nº 35/2014 de 31 de Dezembro, que aprova o Código Penal, as mulheres que, por alguma razão, necessitam desses serviços continuam a optar pelos meios clandestinos por falta de acesso a estes serviços. Por outro lado, apesar da acção levada a cabo pelas organizações […]

December 17, 2019 Themes: Health | Human Rights Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Health

Kenya: ICPD 25 summit ends with clear path forward

Kenya: ICPD 25 summit ends with clear path forward

Nairobi 14 November 2019 – The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls by 2030. “The Nairobi Summit represents a renewed, re-energized vision […]

Tanzania: Celebrating ending child marriages judgement

Tanzania: Celebrating ending child marriages judgement

For immediate release Johannesburg, 25 October: Gender Links welcomes the upholding of the ruling against child marriages by the High court of Tanzania. This a landmark victory not only for Tanzania but for Southern Africa as well as the rest of Africa where child marriages continue to infringe on the rights of children and promises […]

Statement on International Safe Abortion Day (ISAD)

Statement on International Safe Abortion Day (ISAD)

By SAFAIDS As we commemorate ISAD 2019, SAfAIDS urges policy makers to exercise their obligation of ensuring policy spaces facilitate access to safe abortion by ALL women. Policy makers have an enshrined duty to enable adolescent girls and young women to enjoy their fundamental right to freedom of choice, autonomy, and physical and psychosocial wellbeing. […]

October 1, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: Health | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

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

Zim: Time to re-think policy on contraceptives for Youth

Zim: Time to re-think policy on contraceptives for Youth

By: Thandeka Moyo Nkazimulo* struggles to calm the baby strapped on her back as she makes her way to Tshitshi Clinic located 17 kilometres from her home in Mangwe, Plumtree. Along the way she passes through her former school, Tshitshi Secondary where she spent a few months doing Form One before authorities asked her to […]

July 31, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Youth Programs: Advocacy | Health

Mauritius: Djemillah Mourade Peerbux

Mauritius:  Djemillah Mourade Peerbux

“Every moment is the guru” Djemillah Mourade Peerbux is working a full-time job as a journalist. She has more than ten years of experience in the aforementioned field. She is passionate in what she does and she does not contemplate sitting back and watching social evils happening right before her eyes. She believes in the […]

August 20, 2018 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: Health | Protocol @ work