Children

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: Growing stronger every day

“I will not tolerate abuse again as I have learnt how to stand up and care for myself.” My name is Divya and I am currently in Grade 9. I […]

April 3, 2023 Themes: Children | Physical violence | Young Women Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Mauritius: Education is the key to success

“I want to go to university and have a useful degree when I grow up.” My name is Eva, I am 11 years old and I am in Grade 5. […]

April 3, 2023 Themes: Children | Emotional violence | Youth Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.” Sita Saminaden

Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.”  Sita Saminaden

Sita Saminaden is the Director of Stephen Business School in Mauritius and is a member of the political party ‘Rassemblement Mauricien’. Her first encounter with Gender Links occurred in 2021 […]

Mauritius – “Women are visionary leaders who set objectives to improve the lives of people.” Neena Ramdenee

Mauritius – “Women are visionary leaders who set objectives to improve the lives of people.”  Neena Ramdenee

“One should know how to use one’s knowledge to the benefit of the people.”  Neena Ramdenee’s first encounters with Gender Links occurred more than ten years back through Loga Virahsawmy, […]

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 […]

Bots: GBV compounding challenges faced by PLWD

Bots: GBV compounding challenges faced by PLWD

By Bokani King Gaborone, 3 December: People living with disabilities (PLWD) continue to face stigma and neglect, but the disturbing trend of Gender Based Violence (GBV) is compounding their problems […]

December 3, 2021 Themes: Children | Disability Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy

Mauritius: #ChildNotBride campaign gains momentum

Mauritius: #ChildNotBride campaign gains momentum

For immediate release: 18 November 2020, Port Louis: After years of digging in on ending child marriages, the government of Mauritius is finally relenting to civil society pressure to comply […]

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 […]