Women in Politics

Lesotho:Malekula Masilo

Lesotho:Malekula Masilo

“I did not know anything about gender equality until I met GL, I now know more about gender issues and human rights.” I am a councillor at Botha-Bothe urban, I am working hand in hand with a local chief and I am a gender champion in the council. Being a leader can be tough sometimes […]

November 24, 2020 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Women in Politics

Drivers of Change: Mulenga Kateule – Kitwe COE

“I believe that being gender aware helps to determine how social norms and power structures impact the lives of men and women. I became gender aware after I was elected as councillor in my ward. I realized that very few women take up positions in politics for fear of being defeated by men. Hence I […]

Mauritius: Sluggish gains for women following Nov polls

Mauritius: Sluggish gains for women following Nov polls

11 November, Port Louis:  The proportion of women in the Mauritius parliament has increased from 12% in 2014 to 20% in the 7 November elections: still  well short of the gender parity target in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Expressing disappointment at the outcome, GL Board member Loga Virahsawmy called for urgent electoral reform. […]

Mau: Equality promises not translating to reality

Mau: Equality promises not translating to reality

By Loga Virahsawmy Who said that they were going to put one female candidate in each constituency for the next general elections? Certainly not me, as I am not a leader of any political party and will never be because I am a woman. But all leaders said there would be female candidates and one […]

Encontro de reflexão sobre o Protocolo da SADC Sobre Género e Desenvolvimento E o Papel dos Partidos Políticos no avanço da Agenda 2030

Por: Graça Maria- Maputo, 14th August 2019- A Gender Links Moçambique realizou hoje, dia 14 de Agosto, um workshop de reflexão sobre o Protocolo da SADC Sobre Género e Desenvolvimento e o Papel dos Partidos Políticos no avanço da Agenda 2030. O mesmo visava discutir a representação equitativa de mulheres e homens na apresentação das […]

Mixed blessings for women in SA elections

Mixed blessings for women in SA elections

Johannesburg, 14 May: As predicted to the letter by Gender Links (GL) women’s representation in parliament in South Africa will go up by four percentage points to 44% following the 2019 elections, despite the drop in support for the African National Congress (ANC), whose 50/50 quota for women has been crucial to boosting women’s political […]

Formações sobre a integração do género nos pleitos eleitorais

Formações sobre a integração do género nos pleitos eleitorais

Formações sobre a integração do género nos pleitos eleitorais A Gender Links Moçambique realizou nos dias 11-16 do mês de Setembro, uma formação que reuniu jornalistas e membros de partidos políticos sobre a integração do género no âmbito da campanha 50/50, rumo aos pleitos eleitorais nas zonas centro e norte do país, que conscide com […]

November 13, 2018 Themes: Elections Programs: Gender & Media | Gender, Media and Elections | Women in Politics

Swaziland: Only 14% Women in elections race

Swaziland: Only 14% Women in elections race

By Ncane Maziya Mbabane, 17 September: Out of the 670 candidates that will contest for the secondary elections in both MP and Indvuna Yenkhundla, only 98 (14%) women candidates remain to contest against their male counterparts. Again the “Vote for a Woman” campaign has not made the desired results as more men than women won […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Politics Programs: News | Women in Politics

Mozambique: Women in politics facing obstacles

Mozambique: Women in politics facing obstacles

By Graca Maria Maputo, 20 April: Maria Helena Langa is one of the five women who heads a municipality, out of the 53 existing ones in Mozambique. Langa began her career within the political arena, as a municipal councilor from 1993 to 2003 and in 2009 rose within the ranks and became president of the […]

South Africa: Dear Mambo, Mam’ Winnie is no more

South Africa: Dear Mambo, Mam’ Winnie is no more

Dear Mambo, This week has been a very sad week for me because as of Monday, Mam’ Winnie is no more… I want to write to you Mambo because you are too young now to understand, but when you are older, I hope you will, that I needed to write this- woman to woman. We […]

April 9, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Women in Politics