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NGOs call on Govt to boost gender response to COVID

NGOs call on Govt to boost gender response to COVID

Press release Johannesburg 10 September: Organisations working to promote women’s rights amid COVID-19 have called on the government to intensify gender-responsive solutions to the pandemic, especially gender based violence. In a cyber dialogue sharing experiences of promoting women’s rights during the pandemic, grantees of the Women’s Voice and Leadership Fund acknowledged the efforts made by […]

September 10, 2020 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

Public transport shortages putting many at risk

Public transport shortages putting many at risk

By Tapiwa Zvaraya Harare, 7 September: The Corona Virus pandemic (COVID-19) has left most public services including health, water, refuse collection and transport in Zimbabwe barely functional. The shortage of public transport in most cities in Zimbabwe, especially the capital Harare has seen growing concerns over the transportation of individuals. While the majority of citizens […]

September 4, 2020 Themes: Local Government | Reproductive health | transport Programs: GL Commentary Service | News

SA: Women’s Month funding boost for voice & leadership

SA: Women’s Month funding boost for voice & leadership

Press release Johannesburg, August 20:  As South Africa celebrates Women’s Month, Global Affairs Canada is proud to announce the awarding of 40 grants valued at over R22 million through its Women Voice and Leadership (WVL) Fund managed in South Africa by Gender Links (GL).  WVL forms part of Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy. […]

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

By Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Johannesburg, 9 August 2020: #VoiceandChoice resonates with the subject closest to my heart: quality sexual and reproductive health services. Without voice there is no choice. Without choice women and girls have little hope of realising their full potential in their public and private lives. Their choices must be supported with access […]

SA: More women than men now infected by COVID-19

SA: More women than men now infected by COVID-19

By Susan Tolmay and Colleen Lowe Morna, Johannesburg, 5 August: In most of the world, more men than women are infected by, and die as a result of, COVID-19. In South Africa, a pandemic that started with these gender metrics has taken an about turn. Women are now more infected and affected by the deadly […]

Intersex surgeries halted during COVID-19

Intersex surgeries halted during COVID-19

By Lungelo Ndhlovu Bulawayo, 7 August: Surgeries for intersex people in Zimbabwe have been indefinitely postponed due to the Corona Virus pandemic, acting Chief Executive Officer of Mpilo Central Hospital Professor Solwayo Ngwenya told Gender Links in an exclusive interview. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do […]

17 Aug, 14-16h: SADC Gender Protocol Barometer launch

17 Aug, 14-16h: SADC Gender Protocol Barometer launch

Gender Links and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance for the first time ever will virtually launch the Southern Africa Gender Barometer  on the sidelines  of the Southern African Development Community Heads of State summit as the pandemic forces our region (and the whole world) into various states of lock down. Meeting Launch of Southern Africa […]

Teen pregnancies surge in Malawi

Teen pregnancies surge in Malawi

Tamanda Matebule, Blantyre, 1 August: School closures due to COVID -19 have influenced an increase in teenage pregnancies, with 7274 teenage girls reportedly pregnant in the Mangochi  district. A 16-year-old girl from Mangochi district currently doing her senior secondary school education shared her experiences having fallen pregnant after she was raped by her step- father. […]

Teen pregnancies surge in Malawi

Teen pregnancies surge in Malawi

Tamanda Matebule, Blantyre, 1 August: School closures due to COVID -19 have influenced an increase in teenage pregnancies, with 7, 274 teenage girls reportedly pregnant in the Mangochi  district alone. A 16-year-old girl from Mangochi district currently doing her senior secondary school education shared her experiences having fallen pregnant after she was raped by her […]

Calls for shift in journalism education in wake of COVID

Calls for shift in journalism education in wake of COVID

By Dr Sibongile Mpofu, Bulawayo, 23 July: The Covid-19 global pandemic has brought with it catastrophic results worldwide with thousands of people succumbing to the virus and millions more infected. Governments all over the world are trying to find ways to grapple with the pandemic. Not only is immense pressure on scientists, policymakers and sectors […]