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 […]

Intersex surgeries halted during COVID-19

Intersex surgeries halted during COVID-19

By Lungelo Ndhlovu Bulawayo, 7 August: Surgeries for intersex people in Zimbabwe have been indefinitely postponed due to the Corona Virus pandemic, acting Chief Executive Officer of Mpilo Central Hospital Professor Solwayo Ngwenya told Gender Links in an exclusive interview. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do […]

LGBTI+ people facing discrimination & GBV

LGBTI+ people facing discrimination & GBV

By Nazlee Arbee, Capetown, 3 July: Amid the COVID -19 pandemic, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual+  (LGBTI+)people have been facing increasing stigmatisation, discrimination and violence as people are in lock down with homoantagonistic families and communities. Over the last month, #AllBlackLivesMatter movements have erupted in the United States of America (USA), highlighting violence tat pertains particularly […]

Online communities, safe spaces for LGBTI persons

Online communities, safe spaces for LGBTI persons

By Andile Tshuma Bulawayo, 30 April: While freedom of movement has often been taken for granted, people are starting to appreciate small things about life in the era of lockdowns. The raging covid-19 has forced countries to effect lockdowns which have seen people being confined to their homes. While the move to confine people to […]

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2019

The 2019 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer breaks with past tradition in focusing solely on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Measuring 100 indicators across seven themes, the Barometer is the first civil society shadow report on SADC’s new SRHR Strategy Score Card, ranking countries based on their performance, while offering detailed analysis and insights into […]

The law needs to change, we want to be free: The impact of laws criminalising same-sex relationships in Botswana

This report summarises various research studies on the impact of criminalisation of same-sex sexual acts on the lives of LGBT persons. It draws on the perspectives of LGBT persons to illustrate the impact of criminal laws. Decriminalising consensual adult same-sex sex is a human rights imperative, consistent with Botswana’s international human rights commitments. It is […]

Human Sexuality: The Genderbread Person

This pamphlet looks at gender and gender identity as well as sexual orientation and sexual practice. It contains definitions of terms and speaks to labels or groupings used to break down human sexuality for many people to understand.

December 12, 2019 Themes: LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Blending HIV & SRHR: An integration toolkit

This toolkit contains sessions and modules on reproductive choices, child marriage, SRHR-HIV integration, adolescent and child sexuality as well as disability and sexuality. It also covers Sexual orientation and Gender identity (SOGI) with modules on sexual abuse and gender based violence, religion and abortion.

Gender Identity and Expression

Gender identity refers to a person’s deeply felt psychological identification as a man, woman, both or none, which may not always correspond to the person’s body or sex assigned at birth.

December 11, 2019 Themes: LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

State of Women in SADC 2019 Report

According to the 2019 State of Women in SADC Barometer report the Southern Africa Gender and Development Index (SGDI) stood at 60%, just one percentage point higher than 2018. The SGDI is based on 39 indicators that include constitutions and laws; political participation; education; economic empowerment; sexual and reproductive health and rights; GBV; HIV and […]