Gender & Media

Soiree Culturelle et remise de trophees

Soiree Culturelle et remise de trophees

Sommet national sur la mise en œuvre du protocole de la SADC sur le Genre et le Développement « VOIX ET CHOIX », du 21-22 Juin 2019 à l’Hôtel le Pavé Antaninarenina, Antananarivo, Madagascar   « Action locale pour un agenda fort en 2030 en Afrique Australe » Le septième « Sommet national sur la mise en œuvre du protocole […]

Lesotho: Period poverty affecting girls in rural areas

Lesotho: Period poverty affecting girls in rural areas

Poverty cited major driver as most skip school while on monthly periods Gerard Molupe Maseru, 17 June: The government is grappling with a high rate of abseentism from girl children in the rural areas of the country while they are on menstrual periods. This is primarily because these girls could not afford to buy the […]

June 17, 2019 Themes: Children | Gender equality | Poverty | Reproductive health Programs: News

Voice and Choice summits kick start in Southern Africa

Voice and Choice summits kick start in Southern Africa

Johannesburg, 4 June: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance will host the #VoiceandChoice summits in Angola; Botswana; DRC; eSwatini; Lesotho; Madagascar; Malawi; Mozambique  Namibia; Seychelles; South Africa; Tanzania; Zambia and  Zimbabwe  from June to September 2019. Mauritius has already convened its national summit and announced its 14 winners .These country level […]

Enter the SA #Voice and Choice Summit and awards 27-28 June 2019

Enter the SA #Voice and Choice Summit and awards 27-28 June 2019

Gender Links (GL) will host the South Africa #Voice and Choice Summit from the 27 – 28 June 2019. The South African Summit is one of 15 #Voice and choice Summits that will run across Southern Africa between June and September 2019. Winners from the SA Summit will participate in the Regional Summit in November […]

Seychelles: Same sex couples seek right to adopt children

Seychelles: Same sex couples seek right to adopt children

By Julliete Dine Mahe, 11 May:  As a country who has signed multiple human rights conventions, Seychelles still holds reservations on the right of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Iintersex (LGBTI) community.  Same sex couples from this community seeks to adopt children but the current adoption law enacted in 1982 does not make provision […]

June 4, 2019 Themes: LGBTI | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media

Learning, a non-ending journey

Learning, a non-ending journey

Year 2018 at Gender Links Mauritius has been an extraordinary year for me. Working with a reputed organisation locally and regionally has always been a dream come true. Looking back, I completed almost five years with GL Mauritius and the best part of it is that the learning never ends.   I must admit that […]

June 1, 2019 Themes: Care work | Children | Feminism | Young Women Programs: News Analysis

Seychelles:“I suspected something was wrong”

Seychelles:“I  suspected something was wrong”

By Juliette Dine, Mahe, 17 May: There are significant numbers of women and adolescent girls living with either cyst or fibroids in Seychelles. Two health conditions that attack ovaries and challenge women’s ability to have children. At the moment the Ministry of Health do not have any statistics on the number of cases reported at […]

May 30, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media

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 […]

Mauritius: La précarité menstruelle une réalité

Mauritius: La précarité menstruelle une réalité

Kovillina Durbarry Port Loius,26 Mai: Les Anglais ont débarqué, une visite de la tante, indisposition, lamer rouz, bref, les métaphores ne manquent pas pour parler tout simplement des règles. Enveloppé dans du papier journal, bien caché dans son sac, un sachet de serviettes hygiéniques ne coûte que Rs 30. Une bagatelle pour beaucoup de femmes, […]

May 29, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: VRC Clippings

Zambia: CSE boosts school success

Zambia: CSE boosts school success

By Dorothy Chisi Lusaka, 24 May: COMPHREHENSIVE Sexuality Education (CSE) empowers adolescents by enabling them to make informed Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) decisions and choices. Such decisions help in preventing teenage pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and ill health in general. The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child articles 11 and […]

May 29, 2019 Themes: Children | Education | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media