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Bots: Gender parity still a distant dream after elections

Bots: Gender parity still a distant dream after elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gaborone, 8 November: With just two elections until 2030, the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the representation of women in the Botswana parliament has increased by just one percentage point from 10% to 11%. A paltry seven women have made it to the Botswana Parliament following the general elections held […]

November 8, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance | News

Global: Inequality at the centre of climate change crisis

Global: Inequality at the centre of climate change crisis

By Sifisosami Dube New York, 27 September: “The longer we wait, the harder it will be to turn the climate crisis around,” these were the words of Greta Thunberg a young climate activist ahead of the UN General Assembly climate action summit. It has taken this Swedish teenager, to knee jerk the world’s leaders from […]

September 27, 2019 Themes: Climate Change | SADC Protocol on Gender and Development Programs: News

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

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit promotes equality

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit promotes equality

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit and Awards 2019 will be launched on the 7th of August 2019 at Protea Hotel Thuringerhof. The Summit runs under the hashtag #VoiceandChoice. The aims and objectives of the summit are; To gather evidence on #VoiceandChoice through case studies on action, leadership and institutional practise. To acknowledge and affirm survivors […]

Zim: Umguza RDC unveils mobile sexual health bus

Zim: Umguza RDC unveils mobile sexual health bus

BY NQOBANI NDLOVU UMGUZA Rural District Council (RDC) has unveiled a novel mobile bus campaign to conduct sexual reproductive and health rights (SRHR) education targeting young people in the district to, among others, reduce child pregnancies. Under the mobile bus campaign, Umguza RDC officials traverse the whole district conducting SRHR education amid indications that the […]

July 31, 2019 Themes: Education | Youth Programs: Centres of Excellence | News

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

Seychelles: Addressing teenage pregnancies

By Laura Pillay Addressing teenage pregnancies through Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and making contraception available to teenagers The rate of teenage pregnancies in the Republic of Seychelles, has increased steadily over the years. Despite the inclusion of sexuality education in the school curriculum under the Personal, Social and Citizenship Education (PSE) programme, the small island […]

July 17, 2019 Themes: Unemployment | Young Women | Youth Programs: News

Seychelles: Where are we on promoting LGBTI rights?

Seychelles: Where are we on promoting LGBTI rights?

By Laura Pillay May 17, 2016, International Day against Homophobia, was symbolic for LGBTI+ in Seychelles as the Republic of Seychelles joined the list of countries to decriminalise same sex acts, under the administration of former President James Michel. Prior to decriminalisation, Section 151 of the Penal Code banned same-sex intercourse between males, categorising it […]

June 30, 2019 Themes: Justice system | Sex roles | Sexuality Programs: News | Portrayal

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 […]

Botswana is a rainbow nation

Botswana is a rainbow nation

On Tuesday afternoon, 11th June 2019 the Botswana High Court made a ruling that caused a local, regional and international stir. Within minutes of the ruling which repealed Section 164, 165 and 167 of the Penal Code international news outlets such as CNN and the BBC had run with the story. LEGABIBO’s Caine Youngman suspects […]

June 20, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI Programs: News

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