Culture and Tradition

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 […]

SADC: Protect women & girls from harmful practices

SADC: Protect women & girls from harmful practices

Dr. Makanatsa Makonese, Johannesburg, 7 January: Southern African has been struggling to end harmful cultural practices that impact women and girls’ (and often boys and men’s) rights, health and well-being for a long time.  These practices include early, forced and child marriages, forced widow inheritance, female genital mutilation and sexual intercourse between fathers-in-law and newly […]

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 […]

SABC 3: Isidingo-The Need Ep 202 24/12/2018

Name of monitor: Patricia Mahachi Name of Television station: SABC 3 Name of programme: Isidingo –The Need Date of broadcast: 24/12/2018 Genre: Drama Series Episode: 202 Time: Time of broadcast: 19:00:19:30 GBV focus: N/A-Gender Equality Gem Classification: Gender Aware Theme: Gender Equality Link: I disagree with that this is gender blind. Isidingo is framing […]

SABC 1: Uzalo 29/11/2018

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Name of the monitor: Sakhile Dube Name of Television station: SABC 1 Name of programme: Uzalo Date of broadcast: 29 November 2018 Time: 20:30-21:00 Clip Timing: 15:05 – 16:02 Genre: Drama Series Theme: Crime and violence, GBV, Negligence. GBV focus explicit or implicit? Implicit Gem Classification: Subtle Stereotypes Provide a link: A […]

Botswana: Reginah Mojaphoko

I started working as a public servant in 1992 and I worked in 5 different districts implementing government policies and in all of them I have acquired different skills, cultures and gained experiences, as in some of the districts I was the head of different committees. I had an opportunity to learn about Gender in […]

Botswana: Opelo Nichenge

“Women are just as capable as men. If the playing field was level, men and women would have the same impact, achieve the same goals and have equal representation in various leadership levels” Opelo Nichenge is a Gender Focal Person who helps her clients to move from a place of distress to functionality. In order […]

June 21, 2018 Themes: Care work | Culture and Tradition Programs: Protocol @ work

African Union: Economic Social and Cultural Council

The statutes of the Economic Social and Cultural Council The booklet contains the statutes of the AU’s Economic Social and Cultural Council in English and French. The 20 articles include objectives, composition, membership as well as structure such as committees. Finally, a draft decision on transitional arrangements for the launching of the Council completes the publication.

Communicating peace: Entertaining angels unaware

Communication rights and the ever more urgent need to construct a culture of peace are central to a vision of a world in which universal human values displace the accumulated weight of history’s tyrannies. Genuine communication is proposed as the only way to overcome the political, economic , social and cultural inequalities and violence that […]

Gender and racism: Double jeopardy for women

Race issues challenge fundamental issues of identity and beliefs. When race and gender intersect, there is a need for caution so all race groups are included.  This booklet contains papers on: The impact of apartheid on black women in South Africa which looks at the overlapping systems of oppression and another entitled Asian women caught […]