Elections

Media Advisory: WPP Africa Barometer, 2nd edition

Media Advisory: WPP Africa Barometer, 2nd edition

International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and Gender Links Women’s representation in African parliaments edges up, rises in executive positions but declines in local government JOHANNESBURG – […]

July 9, 2024 Themes: Elections Programs: Gender & Governance

SA: Women MPs down by three percentage points

SA: Women MPs down by three percentage points

Johannesburg, 8 June: Women’s representation in South Africa’s National Assembly has dropped from 46% in 2020 to 43% following the 29 May elections as predicted by Gender Links (GL)  ahead […]

June 8, 2024 Themes: Elections Programs: Gender & Governance

SA: Women demand voice in post election plans

SA: Women demand voice in post election plans

SUBMISSION TO REPRESENTED POLITICAL PARTIES ON THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTIONS AND FUTURE GOVERNANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA PREAMBLE We, a coalition of individual women and women’s organisations from across South […]

June 8, 2024 Themes: Elections Programs: Gender & Governance

SA Elections: Women in parliament likely to drop

SA Elections: Women in parliament likely to drop

Johannesburg, 31 May: As election results from the 2024 South African elections pour in, Gender Links (GL) predicts a drop in women’s representation in the national assembly of between three […]

March 25, 2024 Themes: Elections | Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance | Women in Politics

Take our survey on Women’s Political Participation

Take our survey on Women’s Political Participation

Make your voice count , take our survey on Women’s Political Participation in Africa Gender Links is working to Enhance Women’s Political Participation in Africa. We invite you to further […]

Mauritius – “MPs should represent the voice of the citizens and adopt a people-centred approach.” Subhasnee Luchmun Roy

“Everyone should be given the opportunity to serve their country, without any discrimination.” Subhasnee Luchmun Roy is a member of the National Assembly and a member of the political party […]

Mauritius – “There is the need for a critical mass of women to change the status quo, in politics and in other roles.” Soonita Kistamah

“Providing the opportunity for women to participate effectively in politics should neither be seen as a favour on women nor simply a result of laws or quotas.” Soonita Kistamah has […]

Mauritius – “Women should remain determined; there is the space for them in politics.” Sandra Mayotte

“Nowadays, children receive very empowering messages on the status, role and potentiality of women.” Sandra Marie Monia Mayotte is a member of the National Assembly and a member of the […]

Mauritius – “Sustainable development will not be attained without gender equality.” Joanna Berenger

“Engaging oneself in politics should be selfless and aimed at creating positive changes at the personal, community and country level rather than done for personal interests.” Joanna Berenger has a […]

Mauritius – “An increased representation of women in politics should not be pursued with the mere aim of a ‘politics of numbers’, but rather a ‘politics of ideas’ for greater social and gender justice.” Sheila Bunwaree

“Until and unless poverty and inequality are addressed, stability and social cohesion will be under threat. There can be no peace without justice” Dr Sheila Bunwaree’s initial encounter with Gender […]