Human Rights

SA:Uyinene’s murder calls for re-think in addressing GBV

SA:Uyinene’s murder calls for re-think in addressing GBV

On the 02nd of September, South Africans woke up to the dreadful news that the missing University of Cape Town (UCT) student Uyinene Mrwetyana’s lifeless body was found in Lingelethu West township.  Her death brought back the spotlight on issues of gender-based violence and femicide that have gained prominence in South Africa. Based on media […]

Botswana: Separation of powers pillar of democracy

Botswana: Separation of powers pillar of democracy

Last week Botswana made history specifically in the African context where human rights are not always enshrined when three High Court Judges – Abednico Tafa, Michael Leburu and Jennifer Dube “struck down” Sections 164, and 165 of the Penal Code. The 133-paged judgement further explains that, “The word “private” in Section 167 of the Penal […]

June 20, 2019 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights | Sex roles Programs: Human Rights | News

SABC 2: Pitch black afro 15/01//2019

SA rapper Pitch Black Afro’s murder case postponed.

Marcha pelo fim da violência- 16 dias de activismo

Marcha pelo fim da violência- 16 dias de activismo

By Graça Maria- 11 December 2018- A Gender Links em parceria com Município da vila de Mandlakazi promoveram um debate debate em volta do papel dos partidos políticos na promoção da equidade e igualdade vs análise da participação feminina nas últimas eleições autárquicas, decorridas no passado mês de Outubro. O evento aconteceu no ambito do […]

Botswana: HIV wears a female face

Botswana: HIV wears a female face

According to the UNAIDS When Women Lead; Change Happens report of 2017, HIV and AIDS is today the, “…leading cause of death among women aged 30 – 49 globally.” Compounding this figure is information from the same report, which states that 18.6 million women and girls are currently living with HIV globally with one million […]

September 3, 2018 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: HIV/AIDS

Swaziland: Community health Evangelism (CHE)

 2014: Community Health Evangelism (CHE) a non-governmental organization sets out to empower women to generate income, better their lives and become independent. In addition (CHE) was working towards preserving nature by reducing the risks of climate change. Nqobile was introduced to Gender Links by the then Siteki AMICAAL Gender Focal Person Ms Nomathemba Siboza. During […]

August 21, 2018 Themes: Care work | HIV/AIDS Programs: HIV/AIDS

South Africa: Women’s Day 2018

South Africa: Women’s Day 2018

Dear Mambo, One day you will be a woman. The thought excites and scares me at the exact same time. I am going to try and explain this to you in a way that does not scare you more than excite you, even though I have learnt to be excited through some goosebumps in my […]

August 9, 2018 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Gender Violence

Mozambique: A Non-traditional decision saved Letwin Leonardo Secreta

Mozambique: A Non-traditional decision saved Letwin Leonardo Secreta Letwin Leonardo was 14 years old in 2017. She was born and raised in Barauro, Administrative Post of Choa, in the District of Bárue, northern region of the province of Manica. The sad story of Letwin begins when she finished the seventh grade in 2016. Because in […]

August 8, 2018 Themes: Child Abuse | Human Rights Programs: Human Rights

Mauritius: Fight to end Child Marriage is on #ChildnotBride

Mauritius: Fight to end Child Marriage is on #ChildnotBride

By Vivekah Deerpaul On the 20th June 2018, a 13-year-old girl died. The country woke from its cozy slumber when it found out that the child was religiously married to a 19-year-old man and was pregnant. This tragedy astounded many people who thought that our ways of thinking have evolved and that our legal system […]

August 2, 2018 Themes: Child Abuse Programs: Human Rights

SA: Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

SA: Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 18 July: Today the world celebrates the life of one of the world’s most iconic figures Nelson Mandela.. Mandela Day presents a great opportunity to revisit commitments made to advancing gender equality. Mandela believed “Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression. Our endeavours must […]