Feminism

I story COVID -19 in the streets on Dar es Salaam

I story  COVID -19 in the streets on Dar es Salaam

By JAMES KAMALA. Dar es Salaam, 02 June: One rainy morning, I boarded a bus to go looking for stories on  he outskirts of Dar es Salaam as I usually do. To update myself with what dominates the headlines, I was busy surfing the morning news when a woman with a baby entered the same […]

I story: Winning battles

I story: Winning battles

Port Louis, 13 April: I have fought many battles. When I was a child I was discriminated against because I was plump and had curly hair. I did not have the same consideration as my two sisters and my brother. My eldest sister was treated like a princess, my youngest sister was the protected one […]

April 13, 2020 Themes: Disaster | Feminism | Gender equality | Health Programs: Health | News

SADC: Safeguarding women’s rights during Covid shutdown

SADC: Safeguarding women’s rights during Covid shutdown

By Colleen Lowe Morna and Susan Tolmay Johannesburg, 24 March:   As the coronavirus escalates its deadly journey across South Africa, the different effects on women and men are also becoming more apparent. Although men constitute more of those infected, women are much more likely to be the majority of those affected. According to the […]

April 10, 2020 Themes: Feminism | GBV | Health | Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy

SADC: Gender Links online during lockdown

SADC: Gender Links online during lockdown

Johannesburg 27 March: Gender Links staff will work virtually across ten Southern African countries during the 21 day lock down that started in South Africa, our headquarters, today. “Although there are different regulations now in the different countries where we work, we are one family, and have decided to take a unified approach in the […]

Disruptive innovation needed to build women’s rights movement

Disruptive innovation needed to build women’s rights movement

Johannesburg, 8 March: She is eager to participate meaningfully in society, she is eager to transform her children’s lives for the better, she is hardworking – yet she is confused why there are so many variations of ‘women’s empowerment’. Saziso has attended training on starting a business, she is part of a women’s club putting […]

March 8, 2020 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality Programs: News

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The SAFE HAVEN HALFWAY HOME (SHHH) is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. ABOUT US  September 2017, Gender Links Mauritius opened the first halfway home in Mauritius called Safe Haven. A Halfway Home is a place that serves as a residence for people in need; providing them with […]

Nathalie Didier: The Humble Voice of Change

Nathalie Didier, the voice of change, describes herself as a powerful woman who is trying to empower the citizens of Mauritius through the work that she does as a radio presenter at the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation. She is powerful because she can bring a change in the lives of people through the programmes that she […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Feminism | Media Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Ambal Jeanne: Building a safer and non-violent community

Ambal Jeanne, since her younger days, has been out there on the streets fighting for the rights of students and of women. Driven by the idealistic desire to bring a change in society, she also joined a political party which she eventually left. Ambal was a public officer for almost 20 years but she decided […]

Mozambique: Cimeira sobre a implementação do SRHR

Mozambique: Cimeira sobre a implementação do SRHR

Cimeira de Boas Práticas sobre a implementação do Protocolo da SADC, Saúde Sexual e Direitos Reprodutivos e Combate as Uniões Prematuras Maputo, 07 de Agosto: A Gender Links Moçambique (GLM) e a Aliança do Protocolo de Gênero da África Austral, realizarão a 6ª Cimeira Nacional de Boas Práticas, #Vozes e Escolhas, nos dias 26 e […]

RAISE BRAVE GIRLS – For a free and a fair society for girls in Mauritius

RAISE BRAVE GIRLS (RBG) believe that as a society, we treat risk differently when it comes to boys and girls. We tend to caution our daughters more than our sons. That caution, that over-protection, is what signals girls early on to think that they’re not brave enough when indeed they are. So the organisation is […]