Child Abuse

Zambia passes landmark Marriage Amendment Act 2023

Zambia passes landmark Marriage Amendment  Act 2023

By Equality Now LUSAKA – Zambia, January 18, 2024 – In a momentous stride towards safeguarding children’s rights, Zambia’s parliament passed the Marriage (Amendment) Act of 2023 on December 22, […]

Mauritius: Children’s Act comes into full force

Mauritius: Children’s Act comes into full force

Port Louis, 1 February 2022: The very long  awaited Children’s Act 2020 has now come into full force as from 24 January 2022. Gender Links (GL) congratulates Minister of Gender […]

February 1, 2022 Themes: Child Abuse | Children Programs: GL Commentary Service

Priya’s story from Safe Haven Halfway Home

“Although I sometimes feel low, I look in the mirror and remind myself not to give up.” My name is Priya and I am 20 years old. I came to […]

GL Safe Haven Halfway Home Newsletter – March 2021

GL Safe Haven Halfway Home Newsletter – March 2021

By Gender Links Mauritius The Gender Links Mauritius Safe Haven Halfway Home newsletter for March 2021 is now out. At Safe Haven Halfway Home, we welcome young women as from […]

Tanzania: Traditional leaders play key role in ending FGM

Tanzania: Traditional leaders play key role in ending FGM

By Anne Robi, Dar es Salaam, 3 December: Maria Mangare (not her real name) was only 13 years old when she was cut off, leaving her with a wound and […]

Madagascar: Près d’un millier d’enfants victimes de viol depuis janvier

Madagascar: Près d’un millier d’enfants victimes de viol depuis janvier

By Vonona Rakotondratsimba, Antananarivo, 27 November: La situation est alarmante. Même les plus petites ne sont pas épargnées. Face à ces actes infâmes « J’ai juste été meurtrie » déplore Mialy Rajoelina, […]

Jail rapists for life, women in media urge

Jail rapists for life, women in media urge

By Joseph Kayira Blantyre, 6 November 2020 – The Association for Women in Media (AWOME) in Malawi, has demanded that rapists should be jailed for life following increased cases of […]

Three Years of Safe Haven

Three Years of Safe Haven ‘Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time’ – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Background Since its inception in September 2017, Gender Links Safe Haven […]

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 […]

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. […]