Economics

SA: Young Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

SA: Young Women’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Johannesburg, 31 August: Gender Links and UN Women are calling for young women entrepreneurs between ages 20 and 30 from South Africa ,to share their voices through a competitive challenge on how they can best be supported by private sector and other key stakeholders/partners. Globally to-date there are 5000, companies that have signed on to Women […]

July 28, 2021 Themes: Economics | Entrepreneurship Programs: Economic Justice | Entrepreneurship

Zimbabwe: Eunice Thole

Zimbabwe: Eunice Thole

Women constitute a larger percentage of the country’s population, and a call for their economic empowerment in the capital city of Zimbabwe was met with the appropriate action. The history of women’s club in Harare dates back to the 1980s when the local authority saw it fit to introduce the programme which is meant to […]

May 12, 2021 Themes: Economics | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance

Tanzania: Close gender gap in the economy!

Tanzania:  Close gender gap in the economy!

By John Namkwahe Dar es Salaam, 9 December: Tanzania is one of the best performing economies in East Africa in recent years, which is reflected in improved human development, however, inequalities – including gender inequalities and economic exclusion of women persist. Although the country has seen recent progress on gender equality such as girl’s access […]

December 30, 2020 Themes: Economics Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Zimbabwe’s economic woes driving GBV

Zimbabwe’s economic woes driving GBV

By Moses Mugugunyeki, Harare, 10 December: After enduring a seven-year marriage of abuse at the hands of her ex-husband, Tendai Ndlovu* left her rural home in Mwenezi for Masvingo town with the hope of finding a job so that she could look after her family. It turned out to be a nightmare getting a decent […]

Violence, forcing women out of mining

Violence, forcing women out of mining

By Fortunate Muzarabani Lungile Sibindi (43), emerges from the bellies of the earth, her face covered in dust of the red soils of Inyathi. She needs to take a brief lunch break, however she and her colleagues will have to round up work as the skies are threatening a downpour. The rule is that when […]

Enhancing women’s economic power key

Enhancing women’s economic power key

By Kevin Chiramba, Following the first ever GBV summit in Southern Africa in 2018, and the nationwide campaigns in South Africa led by the #TotalShutDown, #MyBodyNotYourCrimeScene, and #24Demands campaigns, civil society organisations presented suggested amendments to parliament linked to specific policies and laws. Key among them was the request to develop a National Strategic Plan […]

Eswatini WLED network launched at summit

Eswatini WLED network launched at summit

For immediate release Mbabane, 2 November 2020: The Eswatini  #VoiceandChoice Summit ended on a high note with the launch of the Women in Local Economic Development (WLED)  Gwacatela Ntsika network. The British High Commissioner His Excellency John Lindfield officially launched the WLED network at the Summit which was opened by the Minister of Housing and […]

Voice & Choice summit recognises entrepreneurs

Voice & Choice summit recognises entrepreneurs

For immediate releas: Maseru, 2 November: Gender Links Lesotho in partnership with the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) held the first of its three summits on 28-29 October 2020. The summit brought together a total of 80 participants (55 females and 25 males) drawn from local councils, government ministry, alliance partners and the media.  The […]

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 […]

Economic vulnerabilities push up GBV in Zimbabwe

Economic vulnerabilities push up GBV in Zimbabwe

Locadia Mavhudzi Gweru, 13 July:  As the global Covid 19 pandemic takes its toll on Africa and countries beyond, the virus has brought with it more socio-economic challenges whose effects will be felt now and in the long term. COVID 19’s differential impact on women and men social and psychological state can never be ignored. […]