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Malawi : Media’s role in GBV and SRHR

Malawi : Media’s role in GBV and SRHR

By Joseph Kayira Lilongwe, 6 December:– A social commentator says the media can foster a change in opinion and behaviour – driving major legislative and social change – when it comes to partnering with other players in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). Often called the fourth estate, the media is also critical in […]

December 6, 2019 Themes: GBV | Media | Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media | GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Child marriage ruling gives girls hope

Tanzania: Child marriage ruling gives girls hope

By ANNE ROBI Dar es Salaam:, 4 December:Veronica Nchagwa is a 14-year old standard six girl in Tanzania. Despite being bright, she is likely to become a bride before she attains 18 years as her parents are planning to marry her off as soon as she finishes her Standard Seven education next year. “My parents […]

Zim: Abused adolescent sex workers ignored

Zim: Abused adolescent sex workers ignored

Hazel Marimbiza Bulawayo, 3 December: When she gets to her clients house, she is shocked to see 10 other men who want to have sex with her. The initial agreement was for her to service one client, but she gets death threats for refusing to sleep with the other 10. That is just one of […]

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

By John Namkwahe Arusha, 27 November: Coming from a poor family, Sarah* from Sekei in Arusha, Tanzania, this year dropped out of school due to pregnancy. “It was difficult to continue with studies because of my appearance,” explains the 13-year-old girl with a very small stature A story behind Sarah’s teenage pregnancy is being told […]

November 27, 2019 Themes: Child Abuse | GBV | Health | Reproductive health | Sexual violence | Young Women Programs: Advocacy

Call for stories on Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Call for stories on Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Call for innovative stories on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and training opportunity for the best entries – make your pitch by 21 November Synopsis Gender Links (GL) in its capacity as secretariat for the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance is calling for stories to be published as part of its series during the […]

Kenya: States must ensure safety of female journalists

Kenya: States must ensure safety of female journalists

By Dr Sarah Macharia Nairobi, 12 November :Women journalists who cover stories about gender-based violence ethically are “human rights defenders in their own right,” and they often face challenges, including misogynistic attacks online and offline, as a result of their work, says Sarah Macharia, Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) coordinator and WACC manager for gender […]

November 13, 2019 Themes: GBV | GMMP | Media Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg: The Programme of Action agreed by 179 governments in 1994 was a huge milestone towards realising population, development and well-being. Twenty-five years down the line there are strides that have been made worldwide in achieving Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). These include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principle of ‘leaving […]

November 1, 2019 Themes: GBV | Gender equality | Health | Human Rights | Young Women Programs: Opinion

I continue to live in fear of my life and my children’s life.

My name is Nomsa  I stay Ga-Mashashane, Mohlonong. I was married in the Mabotja family from 2007. Things were fine between me and my husband until 2013. In 2013 he started drinking and abusing me physically. He would come home and beat me up after drinking. I had to run to the police station trying […]

I have been through it all.

My name is Mosima* I fell in love with a man hoping he is the one I will spend the rest of my life with. We have three beautiful children together one girl and two boys. My firstborn daughter, and second born son both grow well in a loving family.  My problems started with the […]

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. 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 the necessary skills […]