Constitutional and legal rights

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 HIV policies are out of date.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.

The law needs to change, we want to be free: The impact of laws criminalising same-sex relationships in Botswana

This report summarises various research studies on the impact of criminalisation of same-sex sexual acts on the lives of LGBT persons. It draws on the perspectives of LGBT persons to illustrate the impact of criminal laws. Decriminalising consensual adult same-sex sex is a human rights imperative, consistent with Botswana’s international human rights commitments. It is […]

Laws and Policies affecting Transgender Persons in Southern Africa

This booklet explores the laws and policies that could affect the rights of transgender persons in ten Southern African countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The booklet focuses on laws and policies in four thematic areas: legal recognition, employment laws, sexual and reproductive health, and the unlawful application […]

Mozambique Signs Peace an Reconciliation Agreement

By: Graça Maria- Mozambique: August 6 was an important milestone for Mozambicans in the country’s final peacemaking process, with the signing of the 3rd Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, an act carried out by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi and Renamo Leader Ossufo Momade. Both representatives of the parties involved pledged not to let […]

August 8, 2019 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights Programs: Gender & Governance

Moçambique aprova 18 anos como idade mínima para casar

By: Graça Maria: 23-07-19_ O parlamento moçambicano deu grandes passos na luta contra os casamentos prematuros, ao aprovar na especialidade a Lei de Prevenção e Combate as Uniões Prematuras, ao fixar os 18 anos como idade mínima para se contrair o matrimónio, no passado dia 18 de Julho. Neste mesmo dia, foi também aprovada na […]

South Africa: Siphiwe Ramaphuma

My name is Sphiwe Ramaphuma I started the food business in Orange farm extension 8A in 2018 sold bunny chaos (kota) and burgers in my community. I manage to run the business and make fair results since I attended the Sunrise campaign workshop that gave me the tools to achieve the good results. What I […]