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SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

Friday 22 July: Gender Links (GL) in partnership with Amplify Change, today announces the launch of the Voice and Choice Fund targeting Women’s Rights Organisations in Southern Africa focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The fund is part of GL’s vision of an inclusive, equal and just society in which women and girls in all their diversities exercise their voice […]

Mau: Domestic Violence declining-Can we rely on this data?

Mau: Domestic Violence declining-Can we rely on this data?

By Sheistah Bundhoo-Deenoo, Moka, 28 July 2022: The publication of the long awaited “Gender Statistics” 2021 edition released in July 2022 shows a decline in reported cases of domestic violence against women. For the year 2021, a total of 1434 reported cases of domestic violence against women is presented compared to 2116 in 2020. It […]

July 26, 2022 Themes: GBV Programs: Gender Justice | Opinion

Bots: New constitution must promote gender parity

Bots: New constitution must promote gender parity

By Neo Kolantsho, Gaborone, 19 April: Botswana is currently undertaking consultations on whether its 55 year-old Constitution should be reviewed. This has given Batswana an opportunity to push aggressively towards gender equality more than ever. The Constitution review information gathering process being done through community meetings across the country provides a platform to lobby for […]

April 29, 2022 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: News

Gender Links mourns the passing of Ncane Maziya

Gender Links mourns the passing of Ncane Maziya

Mbabane, 21 June, 2021: A quiet presence with a powerful impact, Ncane Maziya will be remembered by her Gender Links (GL) family for the mountains that she moved for gender equality in her home country, Eswatini, and across the Southern African Development Community (SADC). On learning of her passing away in the early hours of 21 […]

June 21, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

GL, Alliance affirm good practice at Regional Summit

GL, Alliance affirm good practice at Regional Summit

Press release: Johannesburg, 19 March: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance affirmed organisations and individuals from across Southern Africa in the recently ended Regional Voice and Choice Summit Awards announced on 17 March. The Regional Voice and Choice summit is a culmination of 14 national summits held between 2019 and 2020 […]

Africa: Less than a quarter of legislators are women

Africa: Less than a quarter of legislators are women

Press release:  Less than a quarter of legislators in Africa are women, new report says. Addis Ababa, 18 March: African countries are still far from achieving women’s equal and effective participation in political decision-making. Women constitute only 24 per cent of the 12,113 parliamentarians in Africa, 25 per cent in the lower houses, and 20 […]

March 18, 2021 Themes: Politics Programs: News

Lessons in lockdown: Life is a journey filled with lessons

Lessons in lockdown: Life is a journey filled with lessons

By Ncane Maziya Mbabane, 5 February: Over the past year I experienced rough and tough lessons through my journey. Facing so many challenges both at work and my life has taught me a lot.  As the saying goes, “the road will not be always smooth, in fact throughout our travels we encounter many challenges some […]

January 15, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Commentary Service | News

Zim women councillors to meet President for an Indaba

Zim women councillors to meet President for an Indaba

Harare, 9 December 2020: Zimbabwe Local Government (ZiLGA) in partnership with Gender Links (GL) will host the “Women Councillors Indaba” on 10 December 2020 in Victoria Falls. The event that will be officiated by His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa and will draw more than 300 councillors and local government stakeholders from across the country. ZiLGA […]

Termination of Pregnancy Bill will save lives

Termination of Pregnancy Bill will save lives

By Joseph Kayira Blantyre, 4 December 2020 – Mary (not real name), a 17-year-old high school student in Malawi’s commercial city of Blantyre, was a victim of a violent armed robbery in the capital Lilongwe two years ago. The armed robbers who stormed her aunt’s house situated in Area 36 Township, raped her and her […]

Comprehensive Sexuality Education must be continued

Comprehensive Sexuality Education must be continued

By Shamiso Chigorimbo Johannesburg, 16 October 2020: Members of the Zambia parliament recently shot down a regressive motion that sought suspension of teaching Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools pending wider consultations by stakeholders. News reports indicate that majority of Members of Parliament voted against this proposed suspension. While there were Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) […]