Constitutional and legal rights

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zimbabwe: Nancy Mbaura: Driver of Change

Nancy Mbaura is a holder of a BSc Women & Gender Studies from the Women University in Africa (WUA) and a Zimbabwean, philanthropist and gender activist. She was born at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Botswana: Separation of powers pillar of democracy

Botswana: Separation of powers pillar of democracy

Last week Botswana made history specifically in the African context where human rights are not always enshrined when three High Court Judges – Abednico Tafa, Michael Leburu and Jennifer Dube […]

June 20, 2019 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights | Sex roles Programs: Human Rights | News

SADC Gender and Development Monitor 2016

Tracking Progress on Implementation of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development has six objectives. These include the empowerment of women and  eliminating […]