Feminism

SA: Women, violence and vaccine roll out

SA: Women, violence and vaccine roll out

Women call for end to violence, resumption of vaccine roll out Johannesburg, 14 July 2021, The Women’s Voice and Leadership South Africa (WVLSA) project condemns the violence and criminal looting that is ravaging South Africa amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. WVLSA calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure that law and order are restored […]

July 13, 2021 Themes: Emergencies | Feminism | Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Justice

Vaccine apartheid will prolong the pandemic

Vaccine apartheid will prolong the pandemic

Johannesburg, 14 July: As many countries in the north start to open up for summer holidays, with lockdown restrictions being eased, South Africa, and most of Africa are going back into harder lockdowns. The reason for these starkly different realities is in large measure due to unequal access to vaccines. With the third wave, driven […]

July 13, 2021 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Justice

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

Vacancy: Grants Manager, Apply by 10 February 2020

Vacancy: Grants Manager,  Apply by 10 February 2020

Gender Links, a dynamic Southern African NGO based in Johannesburg, promoting gender equality and justice, seeks the services of an experienced, creative, highly motivated and committed Grants Manager. Key Requirements: Grants Management Oversight of grant calls, assessment, due diligence and budgets. Identify and develop strategies and systems to optimise the grants administration process. Direct involvement […]

January 28, 2020 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality Programs: News

Vacancy: GL Lesotho Project Coordinator. Closing 22 Nov, 2019

Vacancy: GL Lesotho Project Coordinator. Closing 22 Nov, 2019

Gender Links (GL), a dynamic Southern African NGO headquartered in Johannesburg that promotes gender justice and equality seeks to fill the position of the Project Coordinator for its Lesotho country office. The Project Coordinator will report to the Country Manager and will be based in Maseru, Lesotho. Key performance areas include, but are not limited […]

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 […]