GBV

Zimbabwe: Leobah Dube

Zimbabwe: Leobah Dube

“When l look at my life I thank God for what He has done like John the Baptist He gave me light. I was blind like Batmeaus until one day I met Gender Links and my life was changed. Now I know that one day I will have a firm and brighter future all because […]

May 13, 2021 Themes: Drivers of Change | GBV | Local Government | Youth Programs: Gender & Governance

Mauritius: A journey of hope and strength at Safe Haven

Mauritius: A journey of hope and strength at Safe Haven

By Preetima Moteea Port Louis, 3 May: Sara was forced to get married at a young age. She was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her first husband, to the point when one day her husband struck her with a sabre. From that first union, she had 2 daughters who were also […]

May 4, 2021 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance

SADC: Research on GBV key to ending GBV in the region

SADC: Research on GBV key to ending GBV in the region

By Kevin Chiramba, Harare, 29 March: Gender Links’ (GL) 20-year journey from inception in 2001 to date has been anchored on the continuous gathering of research evidence for action and results in the fight against  Gender Based Violence (GBV). Because of GL, the measurement of violence against women through the comprehensive prevalence and attitudes survey […]

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 […]