Land

Zimbabwe: Women fighting GBV through land & property ownership

Zimbabwe: Women fighting GBV through land & property ownership

By Nyasha Dube Zvishavane, 2 December : Juliet Kwashira is a widow in her mid-forties. She comes from Masendeke village under Chief Banga of Shurugwi, a small mining community located in the Midlands province, Zimbabwe. Kwashira lost her husband in 1999 and had no form of ownership over her late husband’s properties. Having been married […]

December 3, 2019 Themes: Land Programs: Gender Justice

SABC 1: Uzalo 28/11/2018

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Name of the monitor: Sakhile Dube Name of Television station: SABC 1 Name of programme: Uzalo Date of broadcast: 28 November 2018 Time: 20:30-21:00 Clip Timing 20:28 – 21:47 Genre: Drama Series Theme: Legal, land compensation, women participation in land discussions GBV focus explicit or implicit? Implicit, these scene highlights issues of gender […]

Mauritius: Falcon Citizen League – FALCON PEAS MODEL FARM helping to empower people at grassroot level

Falcon Citizen League is a NGO operating in Mauritius since 2004 and its aim is to provide a solution for natural farming. The project is geared towards mitigating the problem of climate change by encouraging young farmers, women farmers, planters and other person interested in the agro-industry towards sustainable development. The objectives of the project […]

Agenda: twenty years of the constitution: reflecting on citizenship and gender justice

An article entitled Two decades of jurisprudence on substantive gender equality: what the Constitutional Court got right and wrong; another on judicial deconstruction of customary law for gender equality which looks at selected case law and an article on employment equity and elimination of discrimination: where are women with disabilities in the hierarchy? and Deaf […]

September 9, 2016 Themes: Feminism | Justice system | Land | LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

The status of women in the South African economy

Ensuring women’s full participation within the South African economy is essential if ideals of equity, prosperity and shared and inclusive growth are to be achieved. However, women around the world have historically faced numerous barriers to their engagement in the economy. These barriers reduce their employability, constrain their ability to participate on their own terms, […]

Agenda: empowering women for gender equity: translating commitment into policy and practice?

This monograph consists of three case studies which indicate the translation of commitment into policy and practice and asks how successfully gender activists have intervened in policy during the first years of democracy in South Africa. There is a report on energy which looks at gender and policy in the energy sector. The case report on health examines the mainstreaming of gender equality in health policy and there is also a case study on the constraints to land reform and gender equity goals by Shamim Meer.

Côte d’Ivoire : quand la loi sur le foncier ne rassure pas les femmes

Côte d’Ivoire : quand la loi sur le foncier ne rassure pas les femmes

Abidjan, 03 Novembre: Les femmes représentent le plus grand nombre de petits agriculteurs et contribuent Á  80% de la production agricole. Elles nourrissent 900 millions de personnes sur le continent africain.

Francis Mdlongwa – South Africa

Francis Mdlongwa – South Africa

Gender Links is a pioneering organisation in tackling this endemic issue of gender inequality with so much vigour and energy, doing it against many odds in an African society which is very conservative and backed by so many unfair traditional ways of living. I commend GL for the foresight it has.

July 1, 2015 Themes: Gender and Media Awards | Governance | Land | Media

Joyce Katebe – Zambia

Joyce Katebe – Zambia

I have acquired concrete skills through working with Gender Links. I am able to handle conflicts, communicate effectively, plan and budget for daily activities. The values that I have learnt are the promotion of human respect, economically and socially. Yes, I am now aware that I have the right as a woman to be economically empowered and that no one has the right to physically, emotionally and sexually abuse me. My change will greatly influence other people because they will be inspired by how I have progressed socially, spiritually and economically.

Annick Rabearisoa – Madagascar

Annick Rabearisoa – Madagascar

“Gender Links helped me to gain confidence in myself, and look at me now; I am not only a politician doing tremendous work for my community, but I have gone a long way. I know what is happening in other African countries and I learn from that.” Rabearisoa believes that one must be able to listen and have advice to find solutions to problems. “I learn from my mistakes, and reinforce what I have to become a positive person.”