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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) […]

Learning journey: We meet to part, we part to meet

Learning journey: We meet to part, we part to meet

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg,  Eight years ago I made a career move to be in the trenches of gender equality work. This was a huge milestone in my life as it was my first job as a manager – responsible for five Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) country offices where Gender Links has offices. I […]

October 11, 2020 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

Child marriages remain a major challenge in SADC

Child marriages remain a major challenge in SADC

Dr Makanatsa Makonese, Harare, 11 October: There has been a flurry of legal battles to end child marriages in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region over the past few years. Successes have been scored on the legal front at both regional and national levels but equally so there have been some noticeable barriers in […]

October 11, 2020 Themes: Children | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: GL Commentary Service | News

Safe Abortion is Health Care

Safe Abortion is Health Care

By Edinah Masiyiwa, Harare, 28 September: It is time we pass effective laws and policies that promote women’s choices when it comes to keeping or terminating a pregnancy especially now, when it is so difficult for many women and girls to access Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in the COVID-19 era.  We  also […]

October 1, 2020 Themes: Gender equality | Reproductive health Programs: News