Human Rights

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Namibia #voiceandchoice summit affirms survivors of GBV

Namibia #voiceandchoice summit affirms survivors of GBV

Namibia Voice and Choice Summit and Awards 2019 was held on the 7th to the 8th of August 2019 at Protea Hotel Thuringerhof. The Summit ran under the hashtag #VoiceandChoice. Whereby GL creates an enabling environment where women can have a voice and choice over their own sexual reproductive health and rights. The aims and […]

Botswana is a rainbow nation

Botswana is a rainbow nation

On Tuesday afternoon, 11th June 2019 the Botswana High Court made a ruling that caused a local, regional and international stir. Within minutes of the ruling which repealed Section 164, 165 and 167 of the Penal Code international news outlets such as CNN and the BBC had run with the story. LEGABIBO’s Caine Youngman suspects […]

June 20, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI Programs: News

Fight for LGBTIQ community’s rights resurface

Fight for LGBTIQ community’s rights resurface

By: Joseph Kayira Malawi: From Australia to Malawi issues affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex and Queer/ Questioning (LGBTIQ) community could be the same. In Australia a deeply religious 30-year old rugby player Israel Folau, found himself in hot water over his anti-gay comments. He posted on social media that “hell awaits homosexuals”. It […]

May 13, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI | Reproductive health | Sex roles Programs: News | Perspective

Magdeline Madibela joins GL as Dir. of Programmes

Magdeline Madibela joins GL as Dir. of Programmes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Johannesburg, 2 April: Gender Links is delighted to welcome Magdeline Madibela, former head of UNWomen in Botswana and of the SADC Gender Unit for a decade before that, as Regional Director of Programmes. “I am very excited to join GL, a regional organisation with giant footprints in ensuring that there is gender […]

SABC 2 seTSWANA NEWS 10/12/2018

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Name of monitor: Your name Madikana Matjila Name of Television station: Channel where you are getting the story SABC 2 Name of programme: Name of News programme Setswana/Sepedi news Date of broadcast: Date when the news item was broadcast 10 December 2018 Story number in the bulletin 9 Time: Time of broadcast 20H00 […]