Intimate partner violence

Zimbabwe: Regretting my second marriage

I had been happily married and had four children, two daughters and two sons, before my first husband died in a road traffic accident. I was depending on my late husband for everything that we needed in our lives. My late husband had been very supportive and had instructed me to be a full time […]

Zimbabwe: Punished and neglected for failing to conceive

I am Mambano* who is a 48 year old married woman. I was born from a poor family. My educational period was faced by problems such as non payments of school fees. That led to being sent away from school on numerous occasions. I no longer had any interest in attending school and I was […]

October 10, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | Intimate partner violence Programs: Gender Justice

Zimbabwe: Cheated by a married man

My name is Enesi*, a single mother who was cheated by a sweet talking married man. I fell in love with Lorence* not knowing that he is a father of three. My parents tried in every way to reason with me so that I knew more about Lorence* but I was adamant that he was […]

October 10, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | Intimate partner violence Programs: Gender Justice

Zimbabwe: I am married to a monster husband

I am Ruvimbo*, a 28 year old married woman with two children. My husband, Peter*, was very caring and loving when we got married. We spent only six months dating each other before we got married. During my first pregnancy, Peter*’s behaviour suddenly changed to that of a monster. I even thought of terminating the […]

October 10, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | Intimate partner violence Programs: Gender Justice

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 […]

Lesotho:*Mabota Koloi*

She remembered her first interaction  with Gender Links (GL) back in  2015 and they were told to  write their “I” stories, even though she was scared she was looking forward to write her story as she had so much to write because she has been through a lot . Through the training the participants were […]

SADC: Join Cyber Dialogue on Women’s Health

SADC: Join Cyber Dialogue on Women’s Health

Johannesburg, 24 May: Please join Gender Links and the Gender Protocol Alliance partners for a cyber dialogue on the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, on 28 May 2019. This day coincides with International Day of Menstrual Hygiene. The Gender Protocol Alliance under the banner #VoiceandChoice is rolling out Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights […]

In search of #VoiceandChoice in SRHR policies

In search of #VoiceandChoice in SRHR policies

By Kevin Chiramba Johannesburg, 8 March: International Women’s Day celebrates annually the achievements that women have made in the long and continuous fight for gender equality. Celebrated under the theme #BalanceforBetter, this theme resonates with the Gender Links (GL) and Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance’s objective to strengthen the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) […]

ETV: Rhythm City Ep 2992 – 25/12/2018

Name of monitor: Mauwane Raophala Name of Television station: Etv Name of programme: Rhythm City Date of broadcast: Episode 2992, 25 December 2018 Time: 19h00 – 19h30 Genre: Drama series Theme: GBV / Domestic Violence GBV focus explicit or implicit? Implicit Gem Classification: Gender Blind Provide a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHTDbSK3BpI&t=106s If no link provide the artefact upload on dropbox     Brief description of […]

Zimbabwe: A plea for justice

Zimbabwe: A plea for justice

By Elizabeth Chikeyi Gweru, 19 December: No one deserves to die the way you died. No one has a right to take another person’s life. Everyone has a right to live. A right to options, a right to be safe, a right to be loved and love back. A right to an education, a right […]

December 19, 2018 Themes: GBV | Intimate partner violence Programs: GL Commentary Service