Gender equality

Lesotho: Period poverty affecting girls in rural areas

Lesotho: Period poverty affecting girls in rural areas

Poverty cited major driver as most skip school while on monthly periods Gerard Molupe Maseru, 17 June: The government is grappling with a high rate of abseentism from girl children in the rural areas of the country while they are on menstrual periods. This is primarily because these girls could not afford to buy the […]

June 17, 2019 Themes: Children | Gender equality | Poverty | Reproductive health Programs: News

Savanne District Council

Savanne District Council

Name of good practice Savanne District Council: Driving the Gender Agenda Country Mauritius Name of good practice Savanne District Council: Driving the Gender Agenda Category LG COE Rural Council PRESENTATION OF THE GOOD PRACTISE  Title Savanne District Council: Driving the Gender Agenda Result Statement The District Council of Savanne has some strong insights and their […]

Quatre Bornes Municipal Council

Quatre Bornes Municipal Council

Name of good practice Quatre Bornes Municipal Council: Inclusion of women at the decision-making level to achieve gender equality Country Mauritius Name of good practice Quatre Bornes Municipal Council: Inclusion of women at the decision-making level to achieve gender equality Category LG COE Urban Council PRESENTATION OF THE GOOD PRACTISE  Title  Inclusion of women at the […]

Vacoas – Phoenix Municipal Council

Vacoas – Phoenix Municipal Council

Name of good practice (e.g. Women in Curepipe, Mauritius, roll back climate change) Vacoas – Phoenix Municipal Council Country Mauritius Name of good practice (e.g. Women in Curepipe, Mauritius, roll back climate change) Vacoas – Phoenix Municipal Council: Putting in practice the Gender Action Plan Category LG COE Urban Council PRESENTATION OF THE GOOD PRACTISE […]

#VoiceandChoice Summit kick starts in Botswana

#VoiceandChoice Summit kick starts in Botswana

For immediate release:  #VoiceandChoice Summits in Botswana Gaborone, 20 May 2019: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance partner BOCONGO will host the #VoiceandChoice summits in Gaborone the 11th and 12th June 2019. The country level summit will culminate in a regional summit to be held in Johannesburg on November 2019 at […]

Voice and Choice summits kick start in Southern Africa

Voice and Choice summits kick start in Southern Africa

Johannesburg, 4 June: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance will host the #VoiceandChoice summits in Angola; Botswana; DRC; eSwatini; Lesotho; Madagascar; Malawi; Mozambique  Namibia; Seychelles; South Africa; Tanzania; Zambia and  Zimbabwe  from June to September 2019. Mauritius has already convened its national summit and announced its 14 winners .These country level […]

Enter the SA #Voice and Choice Summit and awards 27-28 June 2019

Enter the SA #Voice and Choice Summit and awards 27-28 June 2019

Gender Links (GL) will host the South Africa #Voice and Choice Summit from the 27 – 28 June 2019. The South African Summit is one of 15 #Voice and choice Summits that will run across Southern Africa between June and September 2019. Winners from the SA Summit will participate in the Regional Summit in November […]

GL gives a cautious thumbs up to new SA cabinet

GL gives a cautious thumbs up to new SA cabinet

Johannesburg, 30 May: Gender Links (GL), welcomes the 50/50 cabinet and change in women’s minister announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday, but says he missed the opportunity to appoint a woman deputy President and restructure the women’s ministry. Announcing his long-awaited cabinet following the 8 May elections, President Ramaphosa proudly announced that South Africa has […]

Future Hope

Future Hope

Name of good practice Future Hope Mauritius Country Mauritius Name of good practice Future Hope Mauritius Category Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights – including Gender-Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, and Youth Engagement PRESENTATION OF THE GOOD PRACTISE Title SRHR in the community programme in Roche Bois, Cite La Cure, St Croix and Petite Riviere […]

Beyond numbers in SA politics

Beyond numbers in SA politics

Johannesburg  17 May 2019: Speaker Baleka Mbete once famously said that South Africa now has a culture of “zero tolerance for no women in politics”. Despite the drop in support for the African National Congress (ANC) which has been the mainstay of steady increases in women’s political participation since 1994, South Africa’s 2019 elections broke […]