Constitutional and legal rights

Botswana Women speak out on Constitution

Botswana Women speak out on Constitution

Gaborone, Monday 25 July: Women Speak Out comprising women from all five major political parties, women’s rights organisations and civil society partners will present their submission to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution of today. The presentation will take place at Maruapala Community Centre, Gaborone at 15:00. The media are […]

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, Gender Links Board Member and Media Consultant and thereafter Anushka Virahsawmy, Country Director of Gender Links Mauritius. She attended presentations and most recently participated in […]

Botswana: The constitution – Women speak out

Botswana: The constitution – Women speak out

Political parties and women’s organisations in Botswana have made a submission to the Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution. Download the full submission or read chapters below. To endorse the submission, click here by 20 July! This submission to the Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution of Botswana (the […]

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 scar that have since put her in long-term health risks. “It will take me years and years to forget that act as I still remember […]

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 Halfway Home (SHHH) has been a refuge for 69 residents coming from different socio-economic backgrounds and having known numerous types of violence throughout their lifetime […]

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

By Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Johannesburg, 9 August 2020: #VoiceandChoice resonates with the subject closest to my heart: quality sexual and reproductive health services. Without voice there is no choice. Without choice women and girls have little hope of realising their full potential in their public and private lives. Their choices must be supported with access […]

Gender Mainstreaming in Legal and Constitutional Affairs

This is a reference manual for governments and other stakeholders and offers guidelines for mainstreaming gender into the legal affairs of states. Its main objective is to assist governments in advancing gender equality. This publication is part of the Gender Management Systems Series.

Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School

Working with judges and the legal profession to improve access to justice in an effort to eliminte violence against girls and women.

Audit of SRHR Laws and Policies in SADC

This audit provides a picture of the region with its diverse legislative and policy landscape. There are strong legislative frameworks with regard to Gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV but GBV remains at crisis level. Current strategies are not working. HIV policies are out of date. In other areas such as abortion, child marriages and decriminalising […]

The Uganda Gender Policy

The Uganda Gender Policy is an integral part of the national development policies. It is a framework for redressing gender imbalances as well a guide to all development practitioners. The aim is to guide all levels of planning and resource allocation with a gender perspective.