Human Rights

I continue to live in fear of my life and my children’s life.

My name is Nomsa  I stay Ga-Mashashane, Mohlonong. I was married in the Mabotja family from 2007. Things were fine between me and my husband until 2013. In 2013 he started drinking and abusing me physically. He would come home and beat me up after drinking. I had to run to the police station trying […]

In laws from hell

My name is Sarah* I was married at the age of 27 but I entered with Satan in my marriage. My sisters in law abused me and that lead my husband to abuse me as well. They told him he cannot work for me he must help his mother as his father had passed on.  […]

I have been through it all.

My name is Mosima* I fell in love with a man hoping he is the one I will spend the rest of my life with. We have three beautiful children together one girl and two boys. My firstborn daughter, and second born son both grow well in a loving family.  My problems started with the […]

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