Human Rights

Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.” Sita Saminaden

Mauritius – “There is a leader in each of us. Politics leads to decision making for a better Mauritius.”  Sita Saminaden

Sita Saminaden is the Director of Stephen Business School in Mauritius and is a member of the political party ‘Rassemblement Mauricien’. Her first encounter with Gender Links occurred in 2021 when she attended training sessions on ‘Women and Youth in Politics’.   Education and Childhood: Self belief Despite her humble beginnings, childhood sickness and stereotypes around […]

Priya’s story from Safe Haven Halfway Home

“Although I sometimes feel low, I look in the mirror and remind myself not to give up.” My name is Priya and I am 20 years old. I came to Safe Haven Halfway Home in September 2019 after suffering physical and mental abuse from my relatives. I was five years old when my mother became […]

Building a Feminist Movement in Southern Africa

Building a Feminist Movement in Southern Africa

By Shamiso Chigorimbo and Emma Kaliya, Johannesburg, 1 March:  Emerging from the slogan, “2015! Yes we can!”; “The Time Is Now!”, the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance in 2010 was working toward the Gender Protocol targets, “50% of decision making positions in all public and private sector must be held by women by 2015”. Fast forward to 2021, […]

GL to host learning & sharing event on WPP for journalists

GL to host learning & sharing event on WPP for journalists

Johannebsurg, 19 February: Journalists from Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe who participated in a reporting on Women’s Political Participation workshop  organised by GL, will come together in a learning and sharing event from 11-12 March 2021. The event will include presentations of good media practices on Women’s Effective Political Participation. The presentations are in the fields […]

Three Years of Safe Haven

Three Years of Safe Haven ‘Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time’ – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Background Since its inception in September 2017, Gender Links Safe Haven Halfway Home (SHHH) has been a refuge for 69 residents coming from different socio-economic backgrounds and having known numerous types of violence throughout their lifetime […]

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

By Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Johannesburg, 9 August 2020: #VoiceandChoice resonates with the subject closest to my heart: quality sexual and reproductive health services. Without voice there is no choice. Without choice women and girls have little hope of realising their full potential in their public and private lives. Their choices must be supported with access […]

I story COVID -19 in the streets on Dar es Salaam

I story  COVID -19 in the streets on Dar es Salaam

By JAMES KAMALA. Dar es Salaam, 02 June: One rainy morning, I boarded a bus to go looking for stories on  he outskirts of Dar es Salaam as I usually do. To update myself with what dominates the headlines, I was busy surfing the morning news when a woman with a baby entered the same […]

SA: Rapid Response COVID 19 call open – apply now

SA: Rapid Response COVID 19 call open – apply now

Following the first round of funding applications for the Women Voice and Leadership Fund, the Rapid Response window is reopening on a rolling basis, with a special emphasis on mitigating the effect of COVID on Women’s Rights. More information on the gender dimensions of COVID can be found here. The funding from Global Affairs Canada is being augmented by funds from […]

May 2, 2020 Themes: Gender based violence | Gender equality | Human Rights Programs: News

The 4th United Nations World Conference on Women: The Platform for Action: A Summary

This is a summary of a larger document and will discuss the main issues contained in the Platform for Action from Beijing 1995. The critical areas include women and poverty, violence against women. women and the media, human rights for women as well as the girl child.

Agenda 2063: The Africa we want

This is the popular version of Agenda 2063 published by the African Union Commission in which the African aspirations for 2063 are laid out. It includes the call to action.