GBV

Zim: Unsafe abortions are a major public health concern

Zim: Unsafe abortions are a major public health concern

By Muchaneta Chimuka Harare, 10 December: Unsafe abortion cases are rife among youth and adults in Zimbabwe owing to high medical costs, restrictive abortion laws and lack of or inadequate   youth friendly clinics that offers sexual reproductive health services, negative attitudes by service providers towards patients, lack of knowledge on how and where to seek […]

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 […]

People with disabilities need specialised victim support

People with disabilities need specialised victim support

By Gibson Mhaka, Bulawayo, 3 December: Today we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD) which is observed on 3 December in the backdrop of  the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV), an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The day aims to promote the rights and […]

Jail rapists for life, women in media urge

Jail rapists for life, women in media urge

By Joseph Kayira Blantyre, 6 November 2020 – The Association for Women in Media (AWOME) in Malawi, has demanded that rapists should be jailed for life following increased cases of rape and defilement in the country. The calls follow a gruesome defilement of an 11-year-old girl in Chikwawa, a district in southern Malawi a fortnight […]

COVID exacerbating GBV & measuring difficult

COVID exacerbating GBV & measuring difficult

By Kevin Chiramba, 25 November: This year the world commemorates the Sixteen Days of Activism in a time of COVID -19. The pandemic is presenting an unprecedented global health emergency. The virus left many countries in a parlous state, as world leaders struggled to contain both the socio-economic effects and the dire health consequences of […]

Lesotho:Khubetsoana Men’s Club

Khubetsoana men’s club initiators to end gender based violence in the community. Khubetsoana Men’s Club (KMC) is designed to strongly advocate, restore, empower develop and mobilize men to be dignified men, husbands, fathers and mentors in their families and the community. The aim is to become the initiators to end gender based violence in the […]

November 24, 2020 Themes: GBV Programs: Gender Violence

Call for stories on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights

Call for stories on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights

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 the Sixteen Days of Activism news series. GL will pay $100 for innovative and in-depth stories in print, radio or video that can be uploaded online. Key dates Submit […]

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 […]

SA: More women than men now infected by COVID-19

SA: More women than men now infected by COVID-19

By Susan Tolmay and Colleen Lowe Morna, Johannesburg, 5 August: In most of the world, more men than women are infected by, and die as a result of, COVID-19. In South Africa, a pandemic that started with these gender metrics has taken an about turn. Women are now more infected and affected by the deadly […]

Violences en période de confinement

Violences en période de confinement

Violences en période de confinement : les victimes ont peu d’espoir pour que justice soit rendu By Fehizora Rafalimanana,  Antananarivo, 17 July: Depuis mi-mai, le déconfinement est progressif à Madagascar malgré que le nombre de nouveaux cas de contamination au coronavirus ne cessent de s’accroître. Durant deux mois et demi de confinement, les formes de violence […]