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Call for stories on Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Call for stories on Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Call for innovative stories on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and training opportunity for the best entries – make your pitch by 21 November 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 series during the […]

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

SADC: Winding road towards Nairobi ICPD25

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg: The Programme of Action agreed by 179 governments in 1994 was a huge milestone towards realising population, development and well-being. Twenty-five years down the line there are strides that have been made worldwide in achieving Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). These include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principle of ‘leaving […]

November 1, 2019 Themes: GBV | Gender equality | Health | Human Rights | Young Women Programs: Opinion

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The SAFE HAVEN HALFWAY HOME (SHHH) is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. September 2017, Gender Links Mauritius opened the first halfway home in Mauritius called Safe Haven. A Halfway Home is a place that serves as a residence for people in need; providing them with the necessary skills […]

Mauritius: Unlucky since birth

When my mother was pregnant with me my father had a mistress and was beating my mother a lot. I do not know my mother. She had a miscarriage and died but I was alive. My father did not care for me. My grandmother looked after me until I was seven months old. She then […]

Zambia:Taboo surrounding abortion leads to death

Zambia:Taboo surrounding abortion leads to death

By: Dorothy Chisi YVONNE Mwanza (25) now, discovered she was pregnant at 16 in her first month in her final grade. Both Yvonne and her boyfriend were not ready as they were still pursuing their education in the same grade. Yvonne explained that knowing he family she was coming from, she would be told to […]

September 18, 2019 Themes: Health | Human Rights | Reproductive health | Young Women | Youth Programs: Health | News

#VoiceandChoice & State of Women in SADC Barometers launched

#VoiceandChoice & State of Women in SADC Barometers launched

Johannesburg: Gender activists from across Southern Africa will on 22 August launch the#VoiceandChoice 2019 Barometer alongside the  State of Women in SADC 2019 report. The Barometer has been produced for the last eleven years by the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance, a network of Women’s Rights Organisations that campaigned for the SADC Protocol on Gender […]

Zim: Time to re-think policy on contraceptives for Youth

Zim: Time to re-think policy on contraceptives for Youth

By: Thandeka Moyo Nkazimulo* struggles to calm the baby strapped on her back as she makes her way to Tshitshi Clinic located 17 kilometres from her home in Mangwe, Plumtree. Along the way she passes through her former school, Tshitshi Secondary where she spent a few months doing Form One before authorities asked her to […]

July 31, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Youth Programs: Advocacy | Health

Soiree Culturelle et remise de trophees

Soiree Culturelle et remise de trophees

Sommet national sur la mise en œuvre du protocole de la SADC sur le Genre et le Développement « VOIX ET CHOIX », du 21-22 Juin 2019 à l’Hôtel le Pavé Antaninarenina, Antananarivo, Madagascar   « Action locale pour un agenda fort en 2030 en Afrique Australe » Le septième « Sommet national sur la mise en œuvre du protocole […]

Mauritius: La précarité menstruelle une réalité

Mauritius: La précarité menstruelle une réalité

Kovillina Durbarry Port Loius,26 Mai: Les Anglais ont débarqué, une visite de la tante, indisposition, lamer rouz, bref, les métaphores ne manquent pas pour parler tout simplement des règles. Enveloppé dans du papier journal, bien caché dans son sac, un sachet de serviettes hygiéniques ne coûte que Rs 30. Une bagatelle pour beaucoup de femmes, […]

May 29, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: VRC Clippings

Malawi: Shortage of contraceptives hits women hard

Malawi: Shortage of contraceptives hits women hard

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga Blantyre, 21 May:Thirty-year-old Doris Chikwina from Chigwaja village in Blantyre, Malawi is a very furious woman. She has just discovered that she is pregnant again. “I am fuming yet I am supposed to be happy with this bundle of joy news. But I am not. I did not expect this pregnancy. I […]

May 21, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media | VRC Clippings