Health

Media & Covid-19 experiences of female journalists

Media & Covid-19 experiences of female journalists

By Thabani Mpofu, Bulawayo, 22 June: Many stories have been written on the heightened and grave health risks faced by the health professionals, care givers, and other essential workers. But little attention has been given to the writers of these stories, the journalists, who are the eyes and ears of the public. Covid-19 pandemic presents […]

Water woes impact menstrual and maternal health

Water woes impact menstrual and maternal health

By Thandeka Ndlovu, Bulawayo, 4 May:  Residents will now go for more than 120 hours without running water- a decision likely to torment women who need the precious liquid to survive during their menstrual period and of course child birth. The Bulawayo City Council announced that, residents will have to cope with only having water […]

Covid-19 will further burden people living with HIV

Covid-19 will further burden people living with HIV

By Gibson Mhaka, Bulawayo, 30 April : For a Bulawayo man, Edson Moyo* (44), who has been living with HIV since 2000 and tragically lost his wife three years ago from the same dreaded virus, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, is now like a bad memory which has come back to […]

SRHR services limited as COVID crisis continues

SRHR services limited as COVID crisis continues

By Thandeka Moyo Bulawayo, 23 April:  In  a few days time days time,  Langa Mthethwa will be due for a visit at Mpilo Central Hospital to get her Jadelle removed. The implant contraception has helped ensure she does not have unplanned pregnancies as she is struggling to fend for two boys with her measly teacher’s […]

Pay attention to women’s needs in COVID-19 response

Pay attention to women’s needs in COVID-19 response

By Thabani Mpofu, Bulawayo, 24 April: The Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) has challenged the health and social care professionals, health systems and governments around the world like never before in recent history. So far, it is impossible to know exactly its long-term impact as it seems that the only predictable aspect of the pandemic is […]

I story: Winning battles

I story: Winning battles

Port Louis, 13 April: I have fought many battles. When I was a child I was discriminated against because I was plump and had curly hair. I did not have the same consideration as my two sisters and my brother. My eldest sister was treated like a princess, my youngest sister was the protected one […]

April 13, 2020 Themes: Disaster | Feminism | Gender equality | Health Programs: Health | News

Black River COE

  Fact file Country Mauritius Province/Region Black River Baseline score  – 2013 72 Latest score – 2018 60  Population 76,630 Number of women councillors 36 Number of men councillors 81 Joined the COE programme  2010 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  Yes Summit  2015 Black River District Council was among the first Councils to become a Centre Of […]

SADC: Safeguarding women’s rights during Covid shutdown

SADC: Safeguarding women’s rights during Covid shutdown

By Colleen Lowe Morna and Susan Tolmay Johannesburg, 24 March:   As the coronavirus escalates its deadly journey across South Africa, the different effects on women and men are also becoming more apparent. Although men constitute more of those infected, women are much more likely to be the majority of those affected. According to the […]

April 10, 2020 Themes: Feminism | GBV | Health | Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

By John Namkwahe Arusha, 27 November: Coming from a poor family, Sarah* from Sekei in Arusha, Tanzania, this year dropped out of school due to pregnancy. “It was difficult to continue with studies because of my appearance,” explains the 13-year-old girl with a very small stature A story behind Sarah’s teenage pregnancy is being told […]

February 21, 2020 Themes: Child Abuse | GBV | Health | Reproductive health | Sexual violence | Young Women Programs: Advocacy

DRIVERS OF CHANGE : CINDY TRIVEDY – CUREPIPE COE

DRIVERS OF CHANGE : CINDY TRIVEDY – CUREPIPE COE

I was working for an NGO called ‘Aides, Infos, Liberte, Espoir et solidarite’ (AILES) when I joined training at Gender Links. I did not have much knowledge and only knew how to make noise to achieve justice. This training taught me about my rights in the society and how to ask for it in a […]

February 10, 2020 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Justice