Gender based violence

SA: All lives matter, put GBV prevention at the centre

SA: All lives matter, put GBV prevention at the centre

By Kubi Rama Johannesburg, 12 September: Over the last while I, like many South Africans, have been reeling under the deluge of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) everywhere in our country. A gender activist for over 25 years, I did not know what to say or do. I vacillated between anger, powerlessness, fear, grief and then finally […]

SA:Uyinene’s murder calls for re-think in addressing GBV

SA:Uyinene’s murder calls for re-think in addressing GBV

On the 02nd of September, South Africans woke up to the dreadful news that the missing University of Cape Town (UCT) student Uyinene Mrwetyana’s lifeless body was found in Lingelethu West township.  Her death brought back the spotlight on issues of gender-based violence and femicide that have gained prominence in South Africa. Based on media […]

Mauritius: The flu of misogyny

Mauritius: The flu of misogyny

Mauritius; 3 July: This winter we have yet again been hit by a disease, an illness from which many of us suffer. Symptoms are mostly manifested on social media in the form of comments under news articles or in the form of edited videos. It is an illness which crawls under our skin, affecting our […]

Botswana: Lobatse Town Council Una Zomba

The council’s adopted a P.E.P approach to combat Gender Based Violence. The P.E.P approach stands for: Prevention by means of raising awareness and free contraception to public areas. Empowerment through psycho social support and a financial project and Protection by referral of survivors to appropriate shelters and safe environments and through strengthens stakeholder collaborations. The […]

July 6, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Tsabong Sub District Council DHMT

The council has been focusing more on women’s health to combat teenage pregnancy, failed abortions, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, HIV and low self esteem. The council seeks to empower young women which will create a stronger community. Some of the activities that the council has engaged in include commemorating the Month […]

July 6, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Success Capital-Dumisho Gatsha

Mr Gatsha is from Success Capital which is an NGO. They have launched a digital storytelling project that documents lived experiences of LGBTIQ+ youth, curates community led and affirmative narratives, and links grassroots experiences and policy makers. The objectives of the project are to document the human rights situation of LGBTIQ+ youth and to establish […]

July 4, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | LGBTI Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Disabled and Abused

I am a disabled person and afflicted with Down syndrome. I have lived through abuse from 2006 up to the present time. One of my relatives does not like me at all to a point where she would sometimes take my blankets and hide them under the chairs. Other times she would take my body […]

July 4, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice

Botswana: No more abuse, i am in control

I was 40 years of age  I have been living in an abusive relationship without realizing that the man whom I loved so much that even when he treated me badly I thought it was because of love, was actually abusing me. I was also afraid of him because he was much older than me. […]

July 4, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice

Botswana:There is life after abuse

I am a lady of 60 years of age. I am from Kanye and I started to attend Gender Links workshops. I learnt a lot about different forms of gender-based violence like sexual abuse, physical abuse, and that life goes on after being abused. This has boosted my morale regarding all that I faced after […]

July 4, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Economic Justice

Diversidade Sexual, Inclusão das minorias sexuais

By: Graça Maria, 04-July-2019: A diversidade sexual ainda é um tabú a ser desmistificado dentro da sociedade moçambicana, facto que faz com que a media tenha um papel importante neste processo, difundindo informações que possam criar uma reflexão conjunta sobre a importância da inclusão das minorias sexuais. Durante dois dias, 27-28 de Junho passado, jornalistas […]