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SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

Friday 22 July: Gender Links (GL) in partnership with Amplify Change, today announces the launch of the Voice and Choice Fund targeting Women’s Rights Organisations in Southern Africa focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The fund is part of GL’s vision of an inclusive, equal and just society in which women and girls in all their diversities exercise their voice […]

Mau: Domestic Violence declining-Can we rely on this data?

Mau: Domestic Violence declining-Can we rely on this data?

By Sheistah Bundhoo-Deenoo, Moka, 28 July 2022: The publication of the long awaited “Gender Statistics” 2021 edition released in July 2022 shows a decline in reported cases of domestic violence against women. For the year 2021, a total of 1434 reported cases of domestic violence against women is presented compared to 2116 in 2020. It […]

July 26, 2022 Themes: GBV Programs: Gender Justice | Opinion

SA: The violent crime crisis and the war against women

SA: The violent crime crisis and the war against women

By Susan Tolmay, Johannesburg, 7 June: On 3 June 2022,  Minister of Police, Bheki Cele presented the quarterly crime statistics for reported crimes in the period 1 January to 31 March 2022 which he noted were especially brutal for women and children.   The statistics present a number of worrying trends.  Overall, there has been a 9,3% […]

June 7, 2022 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice

Zam:Speak out against GBV

Zam:Speak out against GBV

Arthur Davies  Sikopo, Lusaka, 9 December: She has for close to three years now being living under an abusive relationship, but today, she says “enough is enough!” Jane, (a pseudo name), demands that Justice should prevail in a case in which her boyfriend, whom she has a child with, be arrested for gender-based violence against […]

January 12, 2022 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zim: Engaging men in ending GBV

Zim: Engaging men in ending GBV

By Shamiso Chigonde, Harare, 6 December: Tawanda Chokani stands on the stage trying to think of a response. He is speechless after one of the men standing in the shade accuse him of kudyiswa (being given a love portion) since he is advocating for an end to Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women. Tawanda or […]

January 10, 2022 Themes: GBV Programs: GL Commentary Service

Malawi: Online GBV, high time govt punished perpetrators says Kaliati

Malawi: Online GBV, high time govt punished perpetrators says Kaliati

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga, Lilongwe, 15 December: For the past two years, 40-year old Martha Kakodwa has been mourning the painful loss of  her child who was a victim a of cyberbullying. Her daughter Lise committed suicide after her boyfriend posted pictures of her naked on social media after they had broken up. “The crime my […]

December 20, 2021 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice | GL Commentary Service

Mada: Violences basees sur le genre et Covid-19

Mada: Violences basees sur le genre et Covid-19

By Vonjy Arisoa NOMENJANAHARY Antananarivo, 10 December : Haute Matsiatra est l’une des 23 Régions existantes à Madagascar, elle figure parmi les plus touchées par le coronavirus l’année dernière : deuxième Région touchée par la pandémie après Antananarivo Région d’Analamanga et ayant même plongé dans le confinement pendant des mois. Une période durant laquelle les violences […]

December 10, 2021 Themes: GBV Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Esw: Sex workers must not be left out of anti GBV actions

Esw: Sex workers must not be left out of anti GBV actions

By Sifiso Nhlabatsi Mbabane, 9 December 2021: Following the outbreak of COVID-19 sex workers around the country claim that there has been an increase in cases of harassment and discrimination by members of the armed forces. The sex workers claim that they are always harassed for being found in the streets at night. They are […]

December 9, 2021 Themes: GBV | Sex work Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Advocacy | Gender Justice

Zim: Fighting GBV against women & girls with albinism

Zim: Fighting GBV against women & girls with albinism

By Gibson Mhaka Bulawayo, 3 December: “For three years in my marriage I had to endure a miserable experience living among my in-laws who could not stand the sight of my skin. They made nicknames for me and it hurt me a lot. We failed to keep it together with my husband due to pressure […]

December 3, 2021 Themes: Disability | GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

Call for stories on Gender Based Violence

Call for stories on Gender Based Violence

Gender Links (GL) in its capacity as secretariat of 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 online, radio or video that can be uploaded on the Gender Links News […]